Theodore's World: Medal of Honor Ceremony For Lt. Michael P. Murphy

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October 23, 2007

Medal of Honor Ceremony For Lt. Michael P. Murphy

Navy SEALs (Sea, Air, Land) operating in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. From left to right: Sonar Technician -- Surface 2nd Class (SEAL) Matthew G. Axelson, 29, of Cupertino, Calif; Information Systems Technician Senior Chief (SEAL) Daniel R. Healy, 36, of Exeter, N.H.; Quartermaster 2nd Class (SEAL) James Suh, 28, of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; Hospital Corpsman Second Class (SEAL) Marcus Luttrell; Machinist Mate 2nd Class (SEAL) Eric S. Patton, 22, of Boulder City, Nev.; LT (SEAL) Michael P. Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y. With the exception of the lone survivor, Luttrell, all were killed June 28, 2005 by enemy forces while supporting Operation Redwing

We can NEVER repay them for their devotion to duty and to US. Marcus Luttrell’s survival is miraculous.

President Bush will award a posthumous Medal of Honor to the family of Navy LT Michael P. Murphy. For Operation Red Wing he led a 3-man SEAL recon team that was taken under fire by several dozen Taliban in June 2005. When his commo man was wounded, Murphy had to expose himself to enemy fire to radio for a rescue chopper (shot down upon arrival; all aboard killed). LINK for his website HERE

On Tuesday October 23 at 11:00a.m., LT Murphy will be inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, where all Medal of Honor recipients are honored.

Though shot in the back while doing so, he completed that call and, multiply wounded, returned to the team, now engaged in a desperate battle. Some 2 hours later, only one, Luttrell, remained alive.

A brief memorial to those lost on the 28th of June, 2005

SEAL Team 10 Memorial

Marcus Luttrell describing that day

Marcus Luttrell writes LONE SURVIVOR 2 Honor Fallen Brothers

Marcus Luttrell and his three buddies had to make an impossible decision. Afghani goat herders disrupted their secret mission to track a Taliban leader. Killing them would be a violation of the ROE (Rules of Engagement). Holding them would reveal their position. Letting them go would likely bring the Taliban upon them. Luttrell, who’s riveting new book ‘Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10’ is fast top seller, talks to in front of the U.S. Capitol about courage, the consequence of decisions, and the meaning of his Navy Cross.

His Brietbart interview

Navy SEAL (Sea, Air, Land) Lt. Michael P. Murphy, 29, from Patchogue, NY, photo taken in Afghanistan. Because he was so personally affected as a New Yorker when 9/11 happened, he wore that red patch on his uniform to commemorate that event and the lost firemen and victims.

"As an Officer, Murph chose to use Engine 53 and Ladder 43 as a symbol for his teammates. Shortly after being deployed, Mike requested enough company patches to distribute to his fellow SEAL members. We were informed that Mike wore our patch with pride on every mission, on every deployment."

President Bush Presents Medal of Honor to Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, U.S. Navy

On Monday, President Bush said:

"The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration that a President can bestow. It recognizes gallantry that goes above and beyond the call of duty in the face of an enemy attack. The tradition of awarding this honor began during the Civil War. And many of those who have received the medal have given their lives in the action that earned it. Today, we add Lieutenant Michael Murphy's name to the list of recipients who have made the ultimate sacrifice. "

Video here, it is the second story with the video in the middle of the page.

If you would like you can pay your respects to Lt. Murphy’s family here:

Fox News covered it. I cried while I watched it, what brave men we have, our American troops.

And the book, "LONE SURVIVOR" by Marcus Luttrell.........Marcus was part of Lt. Murphy's team and was the only one to survive the ordeal. Unbelievable book and makes me furious everytime I hear or see the traitorous democrats.

Posted by Wild Thing at October 23, 2007 12:55 AM


He gave his life for his men. He embodies what it is to be an American Servicemen.

I'm still waiting for a living serviceman to be awarded the Medal of Honor for going above and beyond the call of duty for his country. There have been many of them in this war and their heroics have been posted here. I think it's about time some of these men and women are presented their nations highest honor.

Posted by: BobF at October 23, 2007 06:13 PM

Bob I agree, well said my friend.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 23, 2007 11:42 PM

A little FYI CNN & MSNBC saw fit not to cover this
at all...Lone Survivor is one fantastic book and
Marcus is spot on about the MSM...Let me recomend
to other really good books Roberts Ridge by
MacPherson and House to House by SSG.David
Bellavia...Ill give you a challange, read the last
2 chapters of House to House and not have night
mares...All three books are some of the best about
the fantastic troops we have in this fight...

Posted by: Tincan Sailor at October 24, 2007 12:01 AM

Damn typos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Tincan Sailor at October 24, 2007 12:02 AM