(Additional information provided by the Murphy Family)
Navy SEAL Lt. Murphy was the leader of a SEAL team on the ground in the mountains along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border. He and 2 other members of his team were killed when they came under hostile fire with Taliban insurgents.
A rescue team of 8 SEAL team members and 8 Army special forces soldiers was dispatched to rescue Lt. Murphy and his team; they were also killed in this mission when their transport Chinook helicopter was shot down by a rifle-propelled grenade.
Lt. Murphy was awarded the nation's highest combat award, The Medal of Honor, on October 22 2007 by President Bush for his heroic actions resulting in his death during Operation Redwing. The actions of Lt. Murphy and his SEAL team are detailed in a book called "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell, the only member of Lt. Murphy's SEAL team to survive the battle.