Memorial Day Murph
Workout commences at 9:00 am
BBQ to follow
United States Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, of Patchogue, New York, was killed in action in Afghanistan during Operation Red Wings on June 28, 2005.
The Murph Story
Murphy was the commander of a four-man reconnaissance team of Navy SEALs on a mission to kill or capture a top Taliban leader.
Dropped off by helicopter in a remote, mountainous area of eastern Afghanistan, Murphy’s team was surrounded and attacked by Taliban fighters.
Murphy and two members of his team, plus sixteen U.S. military personnel aboard a Chinook helicopter that was shot down during the fight were killed.
Mike Murphy was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions that day, placing himself in the open and exposed to enemy fire in order to make a satellite phone call to get the quick reaction force (QRF) to help save his teammates.
Murph, as he was known to his friends, loved to do this workout, which he called body armor.