Memorials

 

Lieutenant  Michael P. Murphy Seal Team 1 Killed in combat in Afghanistan during  OPERATION RED WINGS Smithtown, New York. Buried at Calverton National  Cemetery, Calverton, New York Medal of Honor, Silver Star, Purple Heart-  Service 2000-2005

MEMORIAL HONORS
MEMORIAL PARK
US POST OFFICE- PATCHOGUE, NEW YORK
USS MICHAEL MURPHY DDG-112
COMBAT TRAINING POOL- NEWPORT
PENN STATE VETERANS PLAZA
 CROSSFIT WORKOUT NAMED "MURPH"
LONG ISLAND MEDAL OF HONOR MEMORIAL PLAQU

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 MA2   MICHAEL A. MONSOOR SEAL TEAM 3 KILLED IN COMBAT RAMADI, IRAQ OPERATION  IRAQ FREEDOM GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA  BURIED FT.ROSECRANS NATIONAL  CEMETERY SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA MEDAL OF HONOR, SILVER STAR, PURPLE  HEART  SERVICE 2001-2006 

For service as set forth in the following

Citation

 For service as set forth in the following

FOR  CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY AND INTREPIDITY AT THE RISK OF HIS LIFE ABOVE AND  BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY AS AUTOMATIC WEAPONS GUNNER FOR NAVAL SPECIAL  WARFARE TASK GROUP ARABIAN PENINSULA, IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION IRAQI  FREEDOM ON 29 SEPTEMBER 2006. AS A MEMBER OF A COMBINED SEAL AND IRAQI  ARMY SNIPER OVERWATCH ELEMENT, TASKED WITH PROVIDING EARLY WARNING AND  STAND-OFF PROTECTION FROM A ROOFTOP IN AN INSURGENT HELD SECTOR OF AR  RAMADI, IRAQ, PETTY OFFICER MONSOOR DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF BY HIS  EXCEPTIONAL BRAVERY IN THE FACE OF GRAVE DANGER. IN THE EARLY MORNING,  INSURGENTS PREPARED TO EXECUTE A COORDINATED ATTACK BY RECONNOITERING  THE AREA AROUND THE ELEMENT’S POSITION. ELEMENT SNIPERS THWARTED THE  ENEMY’S INITIAL ATTEMPT BY ELIMINATING TWO INSURGENTS. THE ENEMY  CONTINUED TO ASSAULT THE ELEMENT, ENGAGING THEM WITH A ROCKET-PROPELLED  GRENADE AND SMALL ARMS FIRE. AS ENEMY ACTIVITY INCREASED, PETTY OFFICER  MONSOOR TOOK POSITION WITH HIS MACHINE GUN BETWEEN TWO TEAMMATES ON AN  OUTCROPPING OF THE ROOF. WHILE THE SEALS VIGILANTLY WATCHED FOR ENEMY  ACTIVITY, AN INSURGENT THREW A HAND GRENADE FROM AN UNSEEN LOCATION,  WHICH BOUNCED OFF PETTY OFFICER MONSOOR’S CHEST AND LANDED IN FRONT OF  HIM. ALTHOUGH ONLY HE COULD HAVE ESCAPED THE BLAST, PETTY OFFICER  MONSOOR CHOSE INSTEAD TO PROTECT HIS TEAMMATES.  INSTANTLY AND WITHOUT  REGARD FOR HIS OWN SAFETY, HE THREW HIMSELF ONTO THE GRENADE TO ABSORB  THE FORCE OF THE EXPLOSION WITH HIS BODY, SAVING THE LIVES OF HIS TWO  TEAMMATES. BY HIS UNDAUNTED COURAGE, FIGHTING SPIRIT, AND UNWAVERING  DEVOTION TO DUTY IN THE FACE OF CERTAIN DEATH, PETTY OFFICER MONSOOR  GALLANTLY GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY, THEREBY REFLECTING GREAT CREDIT  UPON HIMSELF AND UPHOLDING THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES  NAVAL SERVICE. 



"The Guardians" Memorial @ Cupertino Veterans Memorial Park
Cupertino, California (Native region of Seals Matthew Axelson and James Shu KIA June 28,2005