Year
2013
Runs
4419
Workers
2837
OSW
258
EMS
1477
Year
2013
Runs
4545
Workers
3205
OSW
350
Year
2012
Runs
4421
Workers
2917
OSW
272
EMS
1471
Year
2012
Runs
4337
Workers
3167
OSW
455
Year
2011
Runs
4,297
Workers
2,852
OSW
293
EMS
1,462
Year
2011
Runs
4,337
Workers
3,313
OSW
305
Year
2010
Runs
4558
Workers
3016
OSW
279
EMS
1598
Year
2010
Runs
4344
Workers
3242
OSW
479
Year
2009
Runs
4420
Workers
2793
OSW
288
EMS
1250
Year
2009
Runs
4326
Workers
464
OSW
3114
Lieutenant Michael Patrick Murphy
Wed, Nov 24th, 2010 12:38:00 am - 7 May 1976 - 28 June 2005

MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT (posthumous)

22 October, 2007

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Lieutenant Michael "Murph" Patrick Murphy was born in Smithtown, NY and grew up in the NYC commuter town of Patchogue, NY on Long Island. He was commissioned on December 13th, 2000 and graduated with BUD/S class 236. As an Officer, Murph chose to use Engine 53 and Ladder 43 as a symbol for his teammates. Shortly after being deployed, Mike requested enough company patches to distribute to his fellow SEAL members. We were informed that Mike wore our patch with pride on every mission, on every deployment.

     Upon graduation from BUD/S he attended the Army Jump School, SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) and SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) school. Lt. Murphy checked on board SDV Team ONE in July of 2002. In October of 2002 he deployed with FOXTROT Platoon to Jordan as the LNO for EARLY VICTOR. Following that assignment, LT Murphy was attached to SOCCENT and deployed to Qatar in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). After returning from Qatar, LT Murphy was deployed to the Horn of Africa, Djibouti, to assist in the operational planning of future SDV missions. As AOIC of ALFA Platoon, LT Murphy Deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). 

     Murph was killed June 28, 2005 while conducting counter-terrorism operations in Kunar province, Afghanistan. Coalition forces located his remains while conducting a combat search-and-rescue operation July 4 in Kunar province. Shortly after returning from their deployment a number of Murph’s teammates visited Engine 53 Ladder 43.  The SEAL Team presented a plaque in dedication, including the company patch that Mike wore on the day that he fell. 

     LT Murphy's personal awards include the Silver Star, Purple Heart, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

     Murph attended Penn State University, where he was an exceptional all-around athlete and student, excelling at ice hockey and graduating with honors. Following school, he was accepted to several law schools before changing course and going to OCS in 2000.

      LT Murphy is survived by his mother, Maureen Murphy; his father, Dan Murphy; his brother, John Murphy; and his fiancee, Heather Duggan.

     The LT Michael P. Murphy USN, Memorial Scholarship Foundation was founded to provide scholarships to Suffolk County students and Purple Heart veterans. Donations are being accepted to the Foundation and can be sent to William F. Andes, Jr., Esq. at 224 Griffing Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901.









Members at the White House

Capt. K-9, Owen O'Callaghan, Lt. Brennan

Lt. Murphy's Medal of Honor


Pentagon Hall of Heroes

Past Medal of Honor Winners and SEAL's


US Navy Memorial Medal of Honor Flag Presentation


Members at Navy Memorial



El Barrios Bravest Presents a plaque to SEAL's

Mr. and Mrs. Murphy