|Lt. (SEAL) Michael P. Murphy
United States Navy Seal
KIA 28 June 2005, Afghanistan
This Memorial Page Established by-SFC Rod Brewer
In Honor Of Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy
Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, New
York. Murphy was assigned to Seal Delivery Vehicle Team One, Pearl Harbor,
Hawaii. Paul was on of two SEALS that died while conducting
counter-terrorism operations in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Coalition forces
located the service members while conducting a combat search and rescue
operation July 4, 2005 in Kunar Province. Both sailors whereabouts had
been unknown since June 28. Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny P. Dietz, 25,
of Littleton, Colorado, was the second SEAL. Lt Michael P. Murphy has
been posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for actions in
Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. This is the first for
OEF. Christmas in Arlington... Rest easy, sleep well my brothers. Know
the line has held, your job is done. Rest easy, sleep well. Others have
taken up where you fell, the line has held. Peace, peace, and
farewell... www.news.soc.mil www.navy.mil www.cmoh.com Michael, You !
Will Not Be Forgotten.. Salud, Salud, Salud.... Rod.
Jan 28, 2008
SFC Rod Brewer
Your Memorial = Can you add these to the site. Nineteen total Kias and
One WIA in relation to this mission. www.navsoc.navy.mil mcnews.info
www.cmohs.org story July 3, 2006 Navy News Fallen SEALs Remembered,
Honored can be viewed at wwww.military.com navy news archives Rod.
|Medal of honor
Lt. (Seal) Michael P. Murphy
|*MURPHY, MICHAEL P.
Rank and Organization: Lieutenant, United States Navy
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.
While leading a mission to locate a high-level anti-coalition militia leader,
Lieutenant Murphy demonstrated extraordinary heroism in the face of grave
danger in the vicinity of Asadabad, Konar Province, Afghanistan. On 28 June
2005, operating in an extremely rugged enemy-controlled area, Lieutenant
Murphy’s team was discovered by anti-coalition militia sympathizers, who
revealed their position to Taliban fighters. As a result, between 30 and 40
enemy fighters besieged his four-member team. Demonstrating exceptional
resolve, Lieutenant Murphy valiantly led his men in engaging the large
enemy force. The ensuing fierce firefight resulted in numerous enemy
casualties, as well as the wounding of all four members of the team.
Ignoring his own wounds and demonstrating exceptional composure,
Lieutenant Murphy continued to lead and encourage his men. When the
primary communicator fell mortally wounded, Lieutenant Murphy repeatedly
attempted to call for assistance for his beleaguered teammates. Realizing
the impossibility of communicating in the extreme terrain, and in the face of
almost certain death, he fought his way into open terrain to gain a better
position to transmit a call. This deliberate, heroic act deprived him of cover,
exposing him to direct enemy fire. Finally achieving contact with his
Headquarters, Lieutenant Murphy maintained his exposed position while he
provided his location and requested immediate support for his team. In his
final act of bravery, he continued to engage the enemy until he was mortally
wounded, gallantly giving his life for his country and for the cause of
freedom. By his selfless leadership, courageous actions, and extraordinary
devotion to duty, Lieutenant Murphy reflected great credit upon himself and
upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.