SEAL of Honor

SEAL of Honor

Operation Red Wings and the Life of Lt. Michael P. Murphy, USN

eBook - 2010
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Lt. Michael Patrick Murphy, commander of Navy SEAL Team 10, posthumously received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on 28 June 2005 during a fierce battle with Taliban fighters in the remote mountains of eastern Afghanistan. Michael was the first recipient of the nation's highest military honor as a result of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. He was also the first naval officer to earn the medal since the Vietnam War, and the first SEAL to be honored posthumously. A young man of great character, he is the subject of Naval Special Warfare courses on leadership, and an. Arle.
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2010
ISBN: 9781612510064
161251006X
9781591149651
1591149657
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 216 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, map

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Oct 01, 2015

Gary Williams’ ‘Seal of Honor’ – tells the story of Lt. Michael P. Murphy who died during Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan. This book should be a companion novel to Marcus Luttrell’s book 'Lone Survivor' – Operation Red Wing Seal Team 10. I mean no disrespect to this American hero, and Congressional Medal of Honor winner, but this is a painful read in more ways than one.
The author starts out by sharing the fear and then the pain in vivid detail that Lt. Murphy’s family experienced when he was declared as missing in action and later confirmed as dead. A reader cannot help but feel the grief and pain his family experienced. I am not sure why anyone would write in such detail about the loss of a loved one, or why anyone would want to share that pain by reading about it.
You next read about Lt. Murphy’s life from primary school through university, and then BUDS - Naval Special Warfare Training Center (seal training program) in Coronado, CA; that was when I gave up a third way into this book. I simply could not bring myself to once again read about the Navy Seal training program; way too much detail for my taste. It is interesting to read about BUDS once, but after you read a few books about Navy Seals, it becomes painfully boring. Lt. Murphy was a remarkable American, but I cannot endorse or recommend this book to readers - Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

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