Lt Michael Murphy, Navy SEAL, died in combat operations in Asadabad, Afghanistan on June 28, 2005. Murphy was part of a four-man team inserted behind enemy lines June 27, 2005. Anti-coalition forces spotted them the following day and alerted the militia forces. The SEALs fought valiantly. Three of the four were wounded and radioed for help. An MH-47 Chinook helicopter with eight mre SEALs and eight Army troops went to the rescue, but was hit with a rocket propelled grenade, crashed, killing all aboard.
It is believed that his actions are under review for additional honors.