Navy SEAL Hero
May 9, 2011 by staff
Navy Seal Heros, Has been a week since the Navy SEAL was captured and killed Osama bin Laden. Now, in this weekend’s Mother’s Day, the heroic actions of another label, is killed in action in Afghanistan, have been recognized by a grateful nation.
CBS News correspondent Seth Doane reports that Maureen Murphy was proud to christen a Navy destroyer in the name of his son. “It’s an honor and a privilege that I have to be the sponsor of the USS Michael Murphy, Maureen Murphy said during the christening.
It was a tribute to Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2005.
“I would like a moment of silence for all men,” said Maureen Murphy.
Eighteen other U.S. troops died along with Murphy in June 2005, including two in the Navy SEAL team went.
His Navy SEAL team was on a secret mission to a group of goat herders who passes gave his location. The team had decided to let the pastors, instead of killing them.
That decision, however, revealed its location, and a video of the Taliban that it arose after the shooting that followed. As a small team of Murphy was attacked by about 100 heavily armed Taliban.
Already wounded, Murphy dashed the light to get a satellite signal and make a phone call for help. The Chinook helicopter sent to rescue them was hit by enemy fire and exploded, killing all 16 on board.
Nathanael was the worst day of my life – and the worst day in the history of the navy seal, “said Nathanael Roberti, part of the rescue team sent high in the mountain pass near the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.” The next day we are up there is the recovery of bodies. We flew in, fast 85-foot rope. Evil enemy territory. The worst happens you can imagine. ”
The only survivor of the original SEAL team – Marcus Luttrell – told CBS News Katie “Couric was able to escape because of Murphy.
Murphy was buried a hero in a dark day. That night his mother received an email that was delayed.
He says, “Mom, I’m home safe and sound” and came the day he was buried.
“I got the message that never came about three months before,” said Maureen Murphy. “I feel like Mike said,” It’s okay Mom. I’m fine ‘. ”
On Saturday, in front of 3,000 spectators in Bath, Maine, was honored with a monument and floating 1100000000.
At the ceremony, Maureen Murphy said: “I just want to say happy birthday, baby.” It would have been 35 years of Murphy.
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