Michael H. Murphy
Born: 1945, in Hinsdale, Illinois
Pen Name: MH Murphy Connection to Illinois: Murphy was born in Hinsdale and raised in the Chicago area, where he spent most of his life. He attended the University of Illinois, Circle Campus and Northern Illinois University. Murphy now resides in Casey. Biography: Michael H. Murphy is a proud ex-Marine and Viet Nam Veteran. He has written more than two dozen short stories about his life experiences and the people he has met along the way. His first book, The Ashes of War, is about the plight of the Vietnamese people after the Viet Nam War.