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(Huffington Post)   The USS Michael Murphy is being commissioned today for a New York hero. Stop for a moment, read, and pay your respects   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 19
    More: Hero, USS Michael Murphy, Michael P. Murphy, U.S. Navy, New York, Navy SEALs, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Dan Murphy, Naval Special Warfare Development Group  
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2012-10-06 03:00:51 PM
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daxxenos: Is it just me or do other vets wonder what to say when some shiatbird walks up and says, "Thank you for your service." ? I've always been tempted to ask, "Where the Fark were you?" The people who need to be thanked are no longer here to respond. You'll find them in rows at Arlington. Yeah, like Dims do any more than pay lip service to the people in the military, while trying to use it at a lab for social experiments. And they wonder why the military always votes Republican. Currently watching the Navy/Air Force game, and the "announcers" seem puzzled that neither team recruits high school football players, treats them to free cars and no-show jobs, feeds them 5th grade classes, and dumps them out the door if they get hurt.


The guy I know who goes out of his way to tell service members and vets "Thank you for your service" is an Army veteran who did his time in the middle east himself. You dishonor his service by posting what you did.

When someone thanks you for your service, you thank them politely and show some gratitude that they value your sacrifice.
2012-10-06 09:36:03 PM
2 votes:
Firefight on an Afghan hillside, from a soldier's helmet-cam (3:29 minutes)

"The morning after the team's arrival in Afghanistan the SEALs found themselves ambushed by scores of Taliban fighters -- they were trapped along a cliff face with a stream of gunfire pouring down from above.

Lieutenant Murphy was one of the first SEALs to be hit, with a stomach wound. But he fought side by side with Dietz and Axelson and Luttrell until he realized they would need outside help to escape. There was, however, no way to use his cell phone to call for back up unless he moved away from the cliff wall and out into the open-and into the hail of Taliban bullets.

And so, with the wounded members of his team at his side, Murphy calmly walked out to meet certain death to make the call. Marcus Luttrell saw him take a bullet in the back, with blood spurting from his chest, and heard his commanding officer's last words on the phone: "Roger that, sir. Thank you." Then Murphy stood and staggered back, and still kept firing as one by one his team was killed. All, that is, except Luttrell who escaped death when a grenade blew him off the edge of the ridge and down the mountain--but not before he watched his commanding officer and friend die."

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/05/09/remembering-michael-murphy -n avy-seal-gave-life-save/
2012-10-07 08:32:40 AM
1 votes:

chiett: The ship must be slow.
What with those huge brass balls on the hull. 

Fair winds and following seas.


chiett,
The ship was designed with brass balls in mind. This ship is as fast as they come.
respectfully,
one of the shipbuilders
2012-10-06 07:55:56 PM
1 votes:

AriaDawn: This is an amazing honor. But I couldn't quite tell from the story why he is singled out from all those who died in the battle? Because he made the call knowing he would be shot? I'm honestly not being snarky. I just feel a little bad for the other men who died with him.


Matt Axelson Navy Cross Citation

Danny Dietz Navy Cross Citation

Matt attended the church I went to growing up. There is a statue of him in Memorial Park in Cupertino, CA.
2012-10-06 07:37:07 PM
1 votes:
The ship must be slow.
What with those huge brass balls on the hull. 

Fair winds and following seas.
2012-10-06 06:06:07 PM
1 votes:

daxxenos: Is it just me or do other vets wonder what to say when some shiatbird walks up and says, "Thank you for your service." ? I've always been tempted to ask, "Where the Fark were you?" The people who need to be thanked are no longer here to respond. You'll find them in rows at Arlington. Yeah, like Dims do any more than pay lip service to the people in the military, while trying to use it at a lab for social experiments. And they wonder why the military always votes Republican. Currently watching the Navy/Air Force game, and the "announcers" seem puzzled that neither team recruits high school football players, treats them to free cars and no-show jobs, feeds them 5th grade classes, and dumps them out the door if they get hurt.


Yes, the military vote Republican, since the military love to have cost-of-living increases for disabled veterans blocked in the Senate by Republican holds.
2012-10-06 05:29:14 PM
1 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com

Murphy, it's you!
2012-10-06 03:22:11 PM
1 votes:

daxxenos: Is it just me or do other vets wonder what to say when some shiatbird walks up and says, "Thank you for your service." ? I've always been tempted to ask, "Where the Fark were you?" The people who need to be thanked are no longer here to respond. You'll find them in rows at Arlington. Yeah, like Dims do any more than pay lip service to the people in the military, while trying to use it at a lab for social experiments. And they wonder why the military always votes Republican. Currently watching the Navy/Air Force game, and the "announcers" seem puzzled that neither team recruits high school football players, treats them to free cars and no-show jobs, feeds them 5th grade classes, and dumps them out the door if they get hurt.


Wow. As an active duty Marine who did three tours in Iraq and votes Democrat most of the time, you are a douchebag. In my experience, the people who are appreciative either can't serve, did and got out, or have children/relatives serving.

And no matter what, you should be thanking the people willing to go out of their way to show appreciation and move on.
2012-10-06 03:18:10 PM
1 votes:

ajgeek: I'm truly good with this. In fact it should be the new tradition.
Give the elementary schools to the astronauts and political geniuses. Give the war machines to the soldiers/sailors/marines/airmen who died serving the rest of us.

/veteran


This. And no more ships named for politicians. (And I say that having served in the USS John W. Weeks, DD-701, named for a Secretary of War).

"To the everlasting glory of the infantry shines the name of Rodger Young."
2012-10-06 03:10:42 PM
1 votes:

Carlip: How long until we have the USS McDonalds or USS Taco Bell?


Not sure but how about the USS Slap The shiat Outta That Asshole Carlip
2012-10-06 02:05:51 PM
1 votes:
I'm fairly certain Michael Murphy would have rather we not went to war at all and not get a boat named after him...
2012-10-06 02:03:20 PM
1 votes:
First thing I thought of was Charlie Murphy
2012-10-06 01:57:55 PM
1 votes:
I wonder when there will be a U.S.S. Jamal Abdullah, or a U.S.S. Xao Zhang...someone please let me know if there are any such anti-WASPish names for ships out there please.
2012-10-06 01:51:02 PM
1 votes:
www.maritimequest.com
2012-10-06 01:47:23 PM
1 votes:
In before the trollswarm.........awwww crap
2012-10-06 01:41:48 PM
1 votes:
How long until we have the USS McDonalds or USS Taco Bell?
2012-10-06 01:41:06 PM
1 votes:
It's in the huffington post, so while I'd be happy to both stop for a moment AND pay my respects, I will not read the article.
2012-10-06 01:39:18 PM
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org

RIP Michael Murphy
2012-10-06 01:04:04 PM
1 votes:
Well, Wildfire was a decent enough song.
 
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