Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy
A United States Navy Seal, “Murph’s” leadership and bravery in combat was nothing short of exceptional. He undoubtedly saved the life of the only survivor of his team.
His leadership and courage shone through even before he joined the military. In high school he was known as “The Protector” because in the 8th grade he protected a child with special needs who was being put in a locker by a group of boys.
Murph physically pulled the attackers away and his parents recalled this incident as the only disciplinary call they every received and said they “couldn’t have been prouder”.
He also protected a homeless man by chasing his attackers away. He had all the traits of a courageous and brave man from early on.
After graduation Murphy was accepted into several Law schools but instead attended Seal mentoring sessions at the United States Merchant Marine Academy and then went to Navy Officer Candidate School in Florida. Once commissioned he began Basic Underwater Demolition / Seal training in California.
In 2005 Murphey was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE as the officer in charge of Alpha Platoon who then deployed to Afghanistan on Operation Enduring Freedom.