This is a very special Hero who is close to many of our hearts. He shall surely be remembered forever. He is one of the four Navy SEAL’s who were in that God-foresaken land called Hindu Kush, Afghanistan on June 28, 2005. On this day, he went far above and beyond the call of duty to save his unit. There were four of them, only one survived that deadliest day of the US Forces since Operation Enduring Freedom began.
What this man did was incredible. He was the man on the radio, and they were 10,000 miles high trying to fight the Taliban after being ambushed. Earlier that day, they had accidentally run into a farmer and his son. They had to make a quick decision: Do they let them go so those Afghanis could give away their position, or should they get rid of any witnesses? They let them go, and these ungrateful pieces of trash gave away their position. The fight was a very long one, it lasted for what seemed like forever.
Lt. Murphy knew that if they did not get any help from overhead, they were not going to make it out of there alive. So what did he do? He made sure his unit was covered, and then he made himself a target. He had to go out into the open to get a radio signal, and he did so. He was killed trying to call for help. You can read about this act of heroism in Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SEAL) Marcus Luttrell’s book, “Lone Survivor.”
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While I cannot find my copy of the book right now (I’ve been cleaning), it is an incredible book, and I urge you to read it. If you really want to know what it is like to be in the US Armed Forces out there in the middle of nowhere, then this is the book for you.
To learn more about Lt. Michael P. Murphy, please read this:
Hometown: Patchogue, NY
Awarded: Medal of Honor
External Links: Lt. Michael P. Murphy’s Medal of Honor Website.
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We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died
We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived.
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