Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Navy SEAL Posthumously Awarded First Medal Of Honor For Afghanistan

The first Medal of Honor for combat in Afghanistan was awarded posthumously today to Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy of Patchogue, N.Y. President Bush wore a gold dog tag that Murphy's parents gave him moments before he presented them with the nation's highest military honor for valor.
Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, United States Navy SEAL
Murphy, who was 29, is the fourth Navy SEAL to earn the award and the first since the Vietnam War. Murphy's father, Dan, said the family was "deeply moved" by Bush's gesture. "It was very emotional on everybody's part," added Murphy's mother, Maureen.

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