Murrell William Eckle was the son of Beulah Elizabeth Mynatt. According to a 1910 census, he and his mother lived with his grandmother, Mrs. Mathilda Mynatt. His mother was divorced and in 1911 she married in Ellis Dalton Crockett.
He Enlisted on July 30, 1942, in Camp Forrest, TN
Memorialized at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Nettuno, Italy
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 31 January 1905
- Date of death: 10 March 1944
- County: Knox
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 3272nd Quartermaster Service Company
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Bottom Panel
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