Lt. Michael P. Murphy Honored in County Cork

The Irish Examiner reports that the Irish Veterans, an organization whose goal is to develop a global network of chapters to allow veterans of Irish descent to share their stories, has named their first chapter in Kinsale, Co. Cork, after US Medal of Honor recipient Lt Michael Murphy.

Murphy was killed while leading his SEAL Reconnaissance Team on a dangerous mission in a mountainous area of Afghanistan. Murphy's family has a military tradition, with a paternal grandfather who served as a member of the Fighting 69th in World War II, and on his mother's side he had a relative at the GPO during the Easter Rising. 

The story of Murphy and is ill-fated squad was depicted in the film “Lone Survivor," based on a book by Chief Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell, the only survivor of the mission. You can read a review of that movie by Neil F. Cosgrove HERE.

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Tags: Afghanistan, Diaspora History, Film, Military History, News, United States


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