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October 12, 2007

Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy To Receive Congressional Medal Of Honor

"His objective was clear: to make one last valiant attempt to save his two teammates"

Only the third medal of honor awarded
since the start of conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq (h/t Ace):

Murphy, 29, was leading a four-man observation team in Afghanistan's Hindu Kush mountains when they were spotted by Taliban fighters on June 28, 2005. During the intense battle, Murphy and two of his men -- Gunner's Mate 2nd Class (SEAL) Danny Dietz and Sonar Technician 2nd Class (SEAL) Matthew Axelson -- were killed, and a fourth man, former Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL) Marcus Luttrell, was seriously wounded but managed to escape. Luttrell was rescued days later.
More at Slapstick Politics.

Posted by El Presidente at October 12, 2007 2:34 AM

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