Skip to comments.Vandal smashes memorial to slain Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient
Posted on 07/20/2018 7:11:22 AM PDT by GonzoII
A memorial to slain Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Michael P. Murphy was smashed to pieces at a New York lake, outraging locals and veterans.
A police report was filed Thursday with Suffolk County Police who said in a statement they were investigating a recent act of vandalism at Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Park in Lake Ronkonkoma, where Murphy once worked as a lifeguard.
A granite stone at the park was inscribed with the fallen SEALs image and part of his Medal of Honor citation. A police photo posted to Facebook showed the smooth circular stone shattered into more than a dozen pieces. A $2,500 reward is being offered through Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of the culprit, the police said.
A matching reward was offered on Instagram by former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, who served with Murphy and wrote about his heroism in his book Lone Survivor.
Only a coward would do this, Luttrell said of the vandalism in the social media post late Thursday that included the police photo of the damage.
More than 2,000 people had commented on Luttrells post by Friday morning, many expressing outrage or a desire to help fundraise for a new plaque.
Murphy, 29 and a native of nearby Patchogue, N.Y., was killed in Afghanistans Kunar province in late June 2005, during Operation Red Wings, which Luttrell barely survived.
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A heafty reward will cause these slime balls pals to turn on them
Only a coward would do this
Some brain dead local puke(s) that doesnt know the meaning of reality. Hopefully they will soon find out
So I guess any hero in America cannot have a monument, be it General Robert E. Lee, or Lt. Michael P. Murphy.
We thank you for you service, Lieutenant, you gave the ultimate sacrifice. May God rest your soul.
What a stupid thing to do.
Who wants to bet that the perp thought it was a civil war confederate statue?
Unhinged lefties! The scum of America.
the perp needs to be a dead man walking, so his criminal ways end before he causes more damage to society.
This is what “resisting” looks like.
Find out who did it and hand over the address to the Commander of the USS Michael Murphy, DDG-112. Let them handle it. Maybe they can send the scumbag a message.
This pisses me off royally.
Michael Murphy (as a teen) used to help us build the deer stands on my buddy’s property in Scio, NY.
I never knew him when he was a SEAL, but as a teen, he was a really nice kid.
“A memorial to slain Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Michael P. Murphy was smashed to pieces at a New York lake, outraging locals and veterans.”
Confedrate memorials aren’t enough for these democrats...now they want all.
Rebuild it. Make a big public show dedicating it. Quietly leave behind an ambush team.
I’d like to do the same to the vandal’s face.
Yes,millenials in a survey had over 40% unable to correctly place which was earlier, World War II or the American Civil War.
Real smart socialists those kids.
What was the honored SEAL’s crime, being unable to find time to get another job to make money for BLM reparations payments?
Or possibly being toxic white male supremacist capitalist?
I’m sure it wasn’t a leftie, since they’re all for “having a national discussion on (fill in the blank) and against hate and violence.
Wait till the leftist loons need the military to protect the USA they will be crying for help. Maybe we should send the leftys to Afghanistan for a re-education camp
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