Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Medal of Honor ~ Lt Michael P Murphy

President George W. Bush stands with Dan and Maureen Murphy, parents of Lt. Michael P. Murphy, after the Navy SEAL was honored posthumously with the Medal of Honor during ceremonies Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, in the East Room of the White House. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

President George W. Bush leads the applause after presenting Dan and Maureen Murphy with the Medal of Honor in honor of their son, Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy, who died in action during service in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2005. White House photo by David Bohrer

President George W Bush presented the Medal of Honor to the parents of Lt Michael P Murphy.

It is because of men like Lt Michael Murphy and those on his team, Danny Dietz, Matt Axelson, Marcus Luttrell, and those on the rescue helicopter who died - 8 SEALs and 8 Nightstalkers - that we are free to live in the greatest country on the face of the earth.

To read more about Lt Murphy, please go here.

To read the citation, please go here.


Buck Pennington said...

I watched the ceremony in real-time yesterday. Very moving, to say the VERY least. Thanks for this post, Flag Gazer.

Dave Miller said...

I posted a link to you today on my site. As you know I am on the liberal side of the ledger when it comes to politics. However, I believe everyone needs to honor and respect our soldiers, whether they are liberal or conservative.

I appreciate what you are doing here and your ability to do it with a minimum of polical posturing.

From someone who hoped and prayed every day for his brother to return home from Vietnam, thank you for helping us know and respect our military servicemen.

Donald Douglas said...

Hi Flag Gazer: Thanks for the post.

The Wall Street Journal had a great editorial today on Lieutenant Murphy. He was a true hero.