I would encourage you to read the book "Lone Survivor", I was already in awe of Seals, but I cannot tell you how much more you learn about the character of these individuals. It's a fascinating read that will leave you understanding so much more about the challenges we face in Afghanistan. Mostly the story will make you realize how lucky we are to live in a country where citizens like these brave Seals volunteer to serve our country.
I am gripped by sadness, until I realize that this is what he was born for, to protect and lead his men. Pride, Honor, Humility, Grace, Compassion.... Hollywood can never make his life story.... They'd never believe a man like this could REALLY exist.
Thank you, Lt. Murphy, I will tell my children and their children of you!!!!!
Rest In Peace for those who paid the ultimate price & may the survivors of all war be at peace with themselves. I know Marcus has had a tough go & his book "Lone Survivor" is quite possibly the best I have ever read. These are our true heros, not those in Washington or the left who propogate when popular, but when not choose to demonize & prosecute these men who are continually subjected to silly Rules of Engagement & second guessed with every move they make. These 4 & the many who went in to save them need our support (morally, financially, politically & physically). God Bless them.
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends" John 15:13
God Bless You Lt Michael Murphy aka "The Protector".
The first time I ever saw this verse partially inscribed on a memorial, it was in Melbourne, Australia, at the ANZAC Memorial. I'll have to tell you visiting that place was akin to seeing the Vietnam Memorial in DC.
These men who answer the call, even when they know it will mean their very life will be the cost, they are the very heart and soul of a free people.
And to those who must bear their loss, please accept our deepest sympathies and appreciation.