Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy 5K Benefit Run/Walk~Bethpage NY~9-21-2008
Sunday 9/21/08 9am at Bethpage State Park, Nassau County NY (Long Island) there will be a 5K Benefit Run/Walk in Murph’s Honor and Memory.
Honorary Co-Chairs are Daniel and Maureen Murphy (his parents) and Congressman Peter King.
Cash prizes will be awarded for the top overall finishers in all age categories. Registration is only $20.
New Island Hospital in Bethpage is expanding and will be creating a new NAVY LT. MICHAEL P. MURPHY EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT. All proceeds will be going to purchase new emergency medical equipment and supplies. New Island Hospital’s ED delivers rapid fire life-saving care to nearly 40,000 patients a year. Murph himself always took on the role as protector, as a SEAL, and in earlier days as a dedicated lifeguard, and ALWAYS as a big brother.
Registration forms and information are available at www.newislandhospital.org
Above post/link from Long Island Girl: http://longislandgirl.vox.com/
Monday, April 14th at 7pm in the Medford Elementary School, the Board of Education heard the petition to rename the Patchogue Medford high school after Lt. Michael P. Murphy.
“MURPHY, MICHAEL P.
Rank and Organization: Lieutenant, United States Navy
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as the leader of a special reconnaissance element with Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Afghanistan on 27 and 28 June 2005. While leading a mission to locate a high-level anti-coalition militia leader, Lieutenant Murphy demonstrated extraordinary heroism in the face of grave danger in the vicinity of Asadabad, Konar Province, Afghanistan. On 28 June 2005, operating in an extremely rugged enemy-controlled area, Lieutenant Murphy’s team was discovered by anti-coalition militia sympathizers, who revealed their position to Taliban fighters. As a result, between 30 and 40 enemy fighters besieged his four-member team. Demonstrating exceptional resolve, Lieutenant Murphy valiantly led his men in engaging the large enemy force. The ensuing fierce firefight resulted in numerous enemy casualties, as well as the wounding of all four members of the team. Ignoring his own wounds and demonstrating exceptional composure, Lieutenant Murphy continued to lead and encourage his men. When the primary communicator fell mortally wounded, Lieutenant Murphy repeatedly attempted to call for assistance for his beleaguered teammates. Realizing the impossibility of communicating in the extreme terrain, and in the face of almost certain death, he fought his way into open terrain to gain a better position to transmit a call. This deliberate, heroic act deprived him of cover, exposing him to direct enemy fire. Finally achieving contact with his Headquarters, Lieutenant Murphy maintained his exposed position while he provided his location and requested immediate support for his team. In his final act of bravery, he continued to engage the enemy until he was mortally wounded, gallantly giving his life for his country and for the cause of freedom. By his selfless leadership, courageous actions, and extraordinary devotion to duty, Lieutenant Murphy reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.” http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/mohstats.html
(from Donna-origins with Alicia–BZ!)