Name: Thomas Richard Muren
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/E2
Unit:  USS John R. Craig (DD 885)
Date of Birth: 18 March 1952
Home City of Record: LAKEWOOD CA
Date of Loss: 03 April 1972
Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 190359 North  1073357 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: DESTROYER
Other Personnel in Incident:

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File. 2020



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Firemanís Apprentice Thomas Richard Muren, who joined the U.S. Navy from California, was a crew member aboard the USS John R. Craig (DD 885). On April 3, 1972, the John R. Craig was in the vicinity of (GC) 48Q YG 700 100 in the Gulf of Tonkin when FA Muren was reported missing. Firemanís Apprentice Muren was last seen by his shipmates early that morning. An immediate search of the entire ship found no sign of him, and he remains unaccounted for. Today, Firemanís Apprentice Muren is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Based on all information available, DPAA assessed the individual's case to be in the analytical category of Non-recoverable.

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