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More coverage: Lt. Michael Murphy

Lt. Michael Murphy, a SEAL who was killed in Afghanistan in 2005 while tracking a high-ranking terrorist, had been a member of a force that counts only 2,500 members. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award, by President George W. Bush in 2007.

A file photo of Daniel J. Murphy touching

A file photo of Daniel J. Murphy touching his son's headstone during a brief ceremony at the Calverton National Cemetery. Lt. Michael Murphy was killed while leading a four-man team of SEALs who were tracking Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. (Nov. 27, 2007) (Credit: Newsday/Ana P. Gutierrez)

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A file photo of Daniel J. Murphy touching Lt. Michael Murphy

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