FOR THOSE OF YOU STILL NOT FAMILIAR WITH MURPH
A team of 4 Navy SEALs led by LT. Michael P. Murphy on a mission to capture or kill a key Taliban leader, found themselves seriously outnumbered in a firefight with well over 100 enemy troops. Pinned down and under intense enemy fire, their communications operator severely wounded, they were in desperate need for help. Due to the mountainous terrain, their communications could not be received. Understanding the situation, LT. Michael P. Murphy moved to open exposing himself to enemy fire, to use his satelite phone to request immediate support to save his team. LT Murphy was mortally wounded making that call. They continued fighting until Lt. Murphy and two of his three team mates were mortally wounded. His fourth team member, severly injured himself, managed to escape where he was taken in by a local villager until he was rescued 4 days later. He went on to tell the story in a book titled “The Lone Survivor”
For his selfless leadership, courageous actions and extraordinary devotion to duty, LT. Michael P. Murphy received the Medal of Honor, the first service menber to receive the medal in Operation Enduring Freedom, and the first Navy recipient of the medal since Vietnam.
Help us in supporting The 2nd Annual Memorial Day Murph – In Honor of Fallen US Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor Recipient LT Michael Murphy. On May 28th, 2012 people worldwide will partake in “The Murph” WOD. Join the cause which benefits 4 amazing Veteran charities: Lone Survivor Foundation, That Others May Live Foundation, Navy SEAL Foundation, LT Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation
To participate and receive a t-shirt, please make sure you have registered and made your $35 donation here: http://memorialdaymurph.com/. Please also make sure to sign-up on Zen Planner. We’ll provide more details as to how the WOD will go down a little later. We will tell you this now though, expect to have a good time in addition to a great workout. Last year we had a blast doing a potluck. We’ll do something similar this year.
Even if you can’t join us we truly hope you will go to the page regardless to make a donation to show your support of all of our soldiers, past and present.