Charles P. Murray was a medal of honor winner. He was very proud of having a school named after him and made many visits to Murray Middle School to meet students until his health prevented him from making the trip.
In 2009, Murray and Ashley students and teachers visited Kaysersburg, France. Kayserburg was the town Col. Charles P Murray saved in WWII. His heroism in Kayserburg was part of the reason he was rewarded with the Medal of Honor.
The movie The Marc Pease Experience was filmed at Murray.
The set trailers were set up in the back parking lot next to the recess area. One day during recess one of Ben Stiller's representatives came out and asked teachers if they could keep the kids quiet because "Mr. Stiller was sleeping."