Kinsale remembers Navy Seal hero

Michael P. Murphys parents Dan and Maureen Murphy from Patchogue Long Island and Son John who is a NY Police Officer with Commander Tamsen McCabe Reese, US Navy Public Affairs and US Navy Seal Capt Duncan Smith and Master Chief Chris McCown; Lt Commander William Fensterer and Petty Officer William Hutton from the UCC Michael P.Murphy  pictured in Kinsale, Cork.
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Posted on: 5th May, 2015

Category: Headlines

Contributor: West Cork People

Pictured above: Michael P. Murphys parents Dan and Maureen Murphy from Patchogue Long Island and son John, a NY Police Officer, with Commander Tamsen McCabe Reese, US Navy Public Affairs and US Navy Seal Capt Duncan Smith and Master Chief Chris McCown; Lt Commander William Fensterer and Petty Officer William Hutton from the Navy Destroyer ‘UCC Michael P.Murphy’. Pic Provision

US Navy Seal hero and Medal of Honour recipient Lieutenant Michael Murphy was remembered in his ancestral home of Kinsale on April 18, at an event organised by Irish Veterans, a group that acknowledges Irish victims of all wars. Lt. Murphy’s parents Dan and Maureen Murphy, fellow Seals and US Ambassador Kevin O’Malley attended the memorial.

Lt. Michael Murphy was killed in Afghanistan in June 2005 after he exposed himself repeatedly to enemy fire to help his comrades. Marcus Luttrell, the only survivor of the Taliban ambush, later wrote the best-selling book ‘Lone Survivor’ about the incident, which became a major American film starring Mark Wahlberg.

The programme of events in Kinsale began with an unveiling of a plaque by Lt. Murphy’s parents, his brother John and other family members at the White House. Next Ambassador O’Malley laid a wreath at the 9/11 Remembrance Garden in Ringfinan before the day closed with a fundraising dinner at The Trident Hotel.

This was the first time Lt. Murphy was honoured outside the US for his extraordinary bravery. In 2005 Lt. Murphy was leading a four-man Seal team on a search for a Taliban leader in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province. Shortly into their mission Taliban forces spotted them and a firefight broke out. Vastly outnumbered, Lt. Murphy and his team became pinned down in a steep ravine.

Unable to get a radio signal from their position, Lt. Murphy left his cover and exposed himself in order to find a signal to call for help. While making the call, he was shot several times but still managed to give support their position before picking up his rifle and re-joining the fight. Sadly, he did not survive his wounds but thanks to his bravery, one member of his team did.

Lt. Murphy was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honour, the Silver Star, and the Purple Heart and in 2012, a US Navy Destroyer was named in his honour.

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