LT Michael Murphy, Medal of Honor, silver star, purple heart~ the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War. He was killed June 28, 2005 after exposing himself to enemy fire and knowingly leaving his position of cover to get a clear signal in order to communicate with his headquarters. He provided his unit’s location and requested immediate support for his element and then returned to his position to continue fighting until he died from his wounds.
#SEALOfHonor .... Honoring Navy SEAL LT Michael Murphy who selflessly sacrificed his life eleven years ago today in Afghanistan during Operation Red Wings for our great Country on June 28, 2005. Please help me honor him so that he is not forgotten. http://www.iraqwarheroes.org/murphym.htm
Michael Murphy, a U.S. Navy officer, wearing a gold Navy Seal Trident. Born: May 7, 1976, Smithtown, NY Died: June 28, 2005, Kunar Province, Afghanistan Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m) Buried: Calverton National Cemetery, NY Education: Pennsylvania State University Parents: Daniel Murphy, Maureen Murphy
LT MICHAEL MURPHY, SEAL TEAM 1. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as the leader of a special reconnaissance element with Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Afghanistan on 27 and 28 June 2005
An Eye for An Eye: The Perspective Illusions of Michael Murphy
During his military career, LT Murphy received 11 different military decorations, including: the Medal of Honor (the first given since Vietnam), Silver Star, Purple Heart, Commendation Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon. Since his death, a post office in his home town, a park and a guided missile destroyer, the USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112), have been named in his honor. Click to read his story.
Members of a the Patriot Guard Riders from Texas flew in today to present an amazing painting of Lt. Michael Murphy to his family. Lt. Murphy's mother Maureen cares for veterans as an employee here at Northport VAMC. Check out his medal citation for the Medal of Honor. http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2199/murphy-michael-p.php