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Birth name Michael Patrick Murphy Nickname "Murph" Born May 7, 1976 Smithtown, New York, U.S. Died June 28, 2005 (aged 29) Kunar Province, Afghanistan Buried at Calverton National Cemetery Calverton, New York, U.S. Allegiance United States of America Service/branch United States Navy Years of service 2000–2005 Rank Lieutenant Unit United States Navy SEALs SDV Team 1 Battles/wars War in Afghanistan Operation Red Wings

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Lt. Michael Patrick Murphy (May 7, 1976 – June 28, 2005) was a United States Navy SEAL posthumously awarded the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in 2005 during the War in Afghanistan. He was the first person to be awarded the medal for actions in Afghanistan; and the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War.


Lt. Michael Patrick Murphy, died in Operation Red Wings....US Navy SEAL -- a true hero


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