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Michael Murphy: Where Heroes Are Made

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April 3, 2018
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Medal of Honor recipients don't usually know they are going to be honored with the nation's highest award. Every citation we read, we see ordinary men, who are just trying to do what's right and stay alive fighting for their lives and the lives of their brothers. It's why Michael Murphy is such an inspiration to us. He had to have known. He had to know that he was not going to live past his final act of love for his fellow SEALs. He went anyways.We know enough to know that living Medal of Honor recipients are rare. The literal hell on Earth that these men walk through usually costs them their lives. They may not always know, and they fight tooth and nail to prevent it, but again the case of Michael P. Murphy comes to bear on our soul and we are certain he had to know he was cementing the end of his life. Michael left his covered position in order to relay to command the situation his team found themselves in. He exposed himself to a literal wall of lead as he made the call to higher. Despite being wounded Michael didn't waiver, not once.

Michael Murphy

That is what heroes are made of. Tecumseh said it best in his quote and we feel that it entirely captures the nature of "Murph".

"When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home."

Michael Murphy in our humble opinion is one of the most unique and special recipients of the Medal of Honor. The fact that a man like him once lived and breathed on this Earth as we do, gives us hope for a better tomorrow.

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