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A special show as Dan Murphy,father of Michael Murphy,& Gary Williams,author of SEAL of Honor. Daniel J. Murphy attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville for both undergraduate studies and law school and is a Vietnam veteran. He is a recipient of the Purple Heart, Air Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge,Vietnam Service Ribbon, the New York State Conspicuous Service award.He is presently law secretary to State Supreme Court Justice Peter Fox Cohalan and National Judge Advocate for the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Gary Williams,author of SEAL of Honor,which honors Dan Murphy's son Michael Murphy.He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management & Leadership with academic honors from Franklin University in 2005 and with a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Dayton in 2007. SEAL of Honor:On 28 June 2005,Navy Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy led a four man special reconnaissance SEAL team consisting of Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Danny Dietz, Sonar Technician 2nd Class Matthew Axelson & Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Marcus Luttrell to locate Ahmad Shah, a notorious Taliban leader in the remote Hindu Kush Mountains of eastern Afghanistan. After an initial infiltration to begin Operation Red Wings, local goat herders stumbled upon the team's hiding place. Unable to verify any hostile intent from the herders,Murphy ordered them released. Shortly after the herders left, the team was surrounded by a large force of Taliban fighters. After about an hour & engaged in the most fierce fire fight since World War II and the most fierce in SEAL team history, LT Michael Patrick Murphy, in a last ditch effort to save his men knowingly stepped into the line of fire to obtain reception for his cell phone in order to call for reinforcements. Marcus Luttrell was the lone survivor and gave a detailed briefing to military leaders that resulted in LT Michael Patrick Murphy being awarded this nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor.

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