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A Navy SEAL who was killed whilst leading a reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan will embrace a nations highest military award, a Medal ofHonor.

Lt. Michael P. Murphy, 29, of Patchogue upon Long Island, is a initial Medal of Honor recipient for combat in Afghanistan, a Navy said in a statement Thursday.

In late Jun 2005, Murphy led a four-man reconnaissance mission east of Asadabad trying to find a key Taliban personality in allege of a mission to capture or fall short a internal militia leadership. Taliban sympathizers alerted fighters to a SEALs positions, as well as a four men were quickly outnumbered as well as came underneath fire, a Navysaid.

Even after being wounded, Murphy crawled into a open to have a radio call for assistance as well as still continued to fight, a Navy said. The call ultimately authorised a rescue of a single bleeding SEAL as well as a recoveries of a bodies of Murphy as well as dual others killed in a firefight.

President Bush will present a Medal of Honor to Murphys parents at a White House upon Oct.22.

I think it is a public recognition of what we knew about Michael, of his intensity, his focus, his devout loyalty to home as well as family, his country as well as especially to his SEAL teammates as well as a SEAL community, Murphys father, Daniel Murphy told Newsday for a story published upon a Website.

The Medal of Honor is a nations highest military endowment for bravery in action opposite an rivalry force. Murphy is a fourth Navy SEAL to embrace a award as well as a initial given Vietnam.

The other dual SEALs killed in a Afghan firefight, Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny P. Dietz, 25, of Littleton, Colo., as well as Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson, 29, of Cupertino, Calif., previously perceived a Navy Cross, a second-highest honor.

A U.S. helicopter which went to rescue a SEALs was shot down by rivalry fire; sixteen SEALs as well as Army special operations infantry were killed in thecrash.

The entire battle! resulte d in a misfortune single-day detriment of hold up for Navy Special Warfare personnel given World WarII.

Two Medals of Honor have been awarded posthumously in a Iraqwar.

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