View Full Version : LT Michael Murphy, MOH Recipient

the squid
10-11-2007, 16:09

Fair winds and following seas sir, and thank you for your service and sacrifice, your example is one to live by.

Goggles Pizano
10-11-2007, 17:32
In pace requiescat Sir.

The Reaper
10-11-2007, 18:04

Well done, LT.

Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten.


10-11-2007, 20:26
And some gave all...

RIP LT Murphy, we will not forget you or your Team.

10-11-2007, 21:19
Repose En Paix, Sir.

You shall not be forgotten.


10-11-2007, 22:32
Your watch is over, LT. Well done, and rest easy.

10-11-2007, 23:44
Rest in peace, Lieutenant.

10-12-2007, 08:33
Bless you LT.

10-12-2007, 22:19
Fair winds Lt., fair winds.

10-13-2007, 10:51
RIP!! Well done, LT.

Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

10-13-2007, 12:11
LT Murphy,

This Country owes you a debt of gratitude for your service and ultimate sacrifice.

Thank you Sir, may you rest in peace.

10-22-2007, 05:15
Rest in Peace Sir. Thank you.

10-22-2007, 06:58
Thank you LT.
Rest well...


10-22-2007, 08:03
Rest in Peace Lt. Murphy.

10-22-2007, 08:32
Rest in Peace, LT Murphy. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for our country.


10-22-2007, 15:55
I worked on this mission (intel support to the planning) when I was in Afghanistan, though I rotated home before it was executed.

First, without getting into the specifics, I think it bears emphasizing that just attempting this mission took tremendous courage. These men went knowingly and willingly into a lion's den in the service of their country. Every second was a conscious act of bravery.

Second, this was the first time I'd ever lost someone on an operation I worked. Even at that very shallow level of relation I felt a personal sense of loss. I can only imagine what you men must feel when a brother-in-arms is lost. God bless you all for bearing that burden.

RIP LT Murphy

10-22-2007, 16:55
Rest in Peace, LT Murphy.


10-26-2007, 21:58
"Attention on deck!"

A fine display of Naval tradition and an outstanding job.

Good on you and Godspeed, Sir.

Trip_Wire (RIP)
11-08-2007, 16:27
A very good website.:

It shows a video of the MOH flag presentation to Lt. Murphy's parents. Many other things as well.


02-04-2008, 22:52
Been reading Marcus Lutrell's book and in it he takes a quote from Bango Patterson's "Man From Snowy River" to describe his beloved friend "Murph".

The poem is about bravery in the face of all odds. I think there is an equally poignant description of his friend and the terrain he died in serving our country further into the poem and it goes like this;

"...When they reached the mountain’s summit, even Clancy took a pull,
It well might make the boldest hold their breath,
The wild hop scrub grew thickly, and the hidden ground was full
Of wombat holes, and any slip was death.
But the man from Snowy River let the pony have his head,
And he swung his stockwhip round and gave a cheer,
And he raced him down the mountain like a torrent down its bed,
While the others stood and watched in very fear.

He sent the flint stones flying, but the pony kept his feet,
He cleared the fallen timber in his stride,
And the man from Snowy River never shifted in his seat —
It was grand to see that mountain horseman ride.
Through the stringy barks and saplings, on the rough and broken ground,
Down the hillside at a racing pace he went;
And he never drew the bridle till he landed safe and sound,
At the bottom of that terrible descent.

"a cheer" in this context is like "hooyah". Defiant to the last. And "stood" is used literally meaning frozen to the spot.

There is another poem used in Australia to remember the fallen and its ingrained in children like the pledge of allegiance is in the USA

"They shall not grow old,
As we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning,
We will remember them..."

I will certainly be teaching my children to remember you Lt Murphy and thank you Marcus, for writing the book and making me aware of the story.

RIP Lieutenant and God's strength to your family and friends.

Red Flag 1
02-05-2008, 15:50
Rest In Peace Lt Michael Murphy. Well done!!

RF 1

x SF med
02-05-2008, 21:05
RIP, LT Murphy. Blue skies, Calm seas.

02-16-2008, 09:49
It's good that Luttrell is out there doing the legwork to bring the story of America's fighting men to the public. This program can be viewed online, as well as this Sunday at 10 pm.

2007 Texas Book Festival: Marcus Luttrell and Brandon Friedman on the War in Afghanistan


02-29-2008, 16:03
R.I.P. Lt and Thank You.

11-03-2010, 00:35
2011 class gift: Lt. Michael P. Murphy/Penn State Veterans Plaza
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

University Park, Pa. -- Penn State's Senior Class Gift Committee announced today (Nov. 2) that the class of 2011 has chosen its gift to the University: The Lt. Michael P. Murphy/Penn State Veterans Plaza.

Seniors so far have pledged more than $34,000 to the campaign, which will create a plaza that honors Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a 1998 graduate of the University and the only Penn State alumnus ever to win the Medal of Honor, and all other Penn State veterans. Lt. Murphy, a Navy Seal, posthumously received the U.S. military's highest decoration for his actions in 2005 during the war in Afghanistan.

More than 2,800 seniors cast their ballots last week, in person and online, to vote for one of three gift proposals.

"The Lt. Michael P. Murphy and Penn State Veterans Plaza will fulfill a long sought-after addition to the landscape and tradition of the campus," said Benjamin Witt, a senior in biology and the Senior Class Gift Committee overall chairperson at the announcement. "Our plan is to pay fitting tribute to Penn State veterans and our only Medal of Honor recipient with dignity and gratitude for their contributions to the University and to our country. I know students and alumni alike will support the development of such a meaningful plaza."

The two other proposals on the ballot were the Penn State Alma Mater Display, and the “Old Willow” Tree at the Arboretum and Trustee Scholarship. The gift selection committee chose the three finalists from more than 60 submitted by members of the University community.

“Penn Staters have bravely served in the military dating back to the Civil War, and the University now has the largest ROTC program of any non-military institution,” said Penn State President Graham Spanier, who accepted the gift on behalf of the University. “This class gift is a wonderful tribute to our veterans, and the plaza also will serve to beautify a prominent campus location and provide a functional gathering space.”

The funding for the class gift comes from seniors pledging all or a portion of their general deposit or making cash gifts. The University holds the $100 deposit during a student's time at Penn State and uses it to cover unforeseen expenses, fees and emergency costs.

The 2011 Senior Class Gift Committee includes Benjamin Witt (overall chairperson), Ryan Hartnett (communications chairperson), Sharon Rose (marketing chairperson), Geoff Halberstadt (gift development chairperson), Vanessa Gruver (fundraising chairperson), Jackie Boyland (student relations chairperson), Michal Berns (campus outreach chairperson), and Robin Beltrani (events chairperson).

The committee is presenting a Hall of Gifts from Nov. 2-6 on the ground floor of the HUB to showcase the history of some of Penn State’s most well known class gifts. PSUSeniors.com, a blog by the Senior Class Gift Committee to help their peers stay informed about senior-year events and Penn State traditions, will follow the progress of the class of 2011's gift. Students and faculty also are encouraged to follow news about the class gift on Twitter at PSUSeniors.

The tradition of class gifts began when the class of 1861, at its reunion in 1890, gave the University a portrait of Penn State's first president, Evan Pugh, which still hangs in the lobby of Old Main. For more information about Penn State's senior class gift program, visit http://www.seniorclassgift.psu.edu online.


11-03-2010, 00:47
Rest in Peace Lt. Thank you for your service Sir.


11-04-2010, 15:16
God Bless,Rest in Peace Warrior..............:(

Big Teddy

05-03-2011, 09:46
In case you're looking for something to do on Memorial Day this year.


08-27-2011, 21:04
A truely inspiring man. Set the standard, LT. Rest in Peace.

09-09-2011, 14:54
A very good website.:

It shows a video of the MOH flag presentation to Lt. Murphy's parents. Many other things as well.



Missed this first time around,excellent post.......:)

Big Teddy