Lt. Michael Murphy

U.S. Navy shows Navy Seal Lt. Michael P.

U.S. Navy shows Navy Seal Lt. Michael P. Murphy, from Patchogue, N.Y. Murphy. Murphy who was killed while leading a reconnaissance mission deep behind enemy lines in Afghanistan will receive the nation's highest military award for valor _ the Medal of Honor, President Bush announced Thursday Oct. 11, 2007. He was killed June 27-28, 2005, while leading a four-man, special reconnaissance mission east of Asadabad in the Hindu Kush of Afghanistan. The team was trying to find a key Taliban leader in the mountainous terrain when it came under fire, the Navy said. Murphy was shot when he crawled into the open trying to signal for help. He is the first armed forces service member to receive the Medal of Honor for combat in Afghanistan. (Credit: AP )

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Lt. Michael Murphy

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