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Vandal smashes memorial to slain Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient
STARS AND STRIPES ^ | July 20, 2018 | CHAD GARLAND

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 SEAL’s 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 Luttrell’s 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 Afghanistan’s Kunar province in late June 2005, during Operation Red Wings, which Luttrell barely survived.

(Excerpt) Read more at stripes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: desecration; memorialdesecration; specialforces; usnavy
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1 posted on 07/20/2018 7:11:22 AM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

A heafty reward will cause these slime balls pals to turn on them


2 posted on 07/20/2018 7:14:25 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: GonzoII

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


3 posted on 07/20/2018 7:16:03 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: GonzoII

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.


4 posted on 07/20/2018 7:17:28 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: GonzoII

What a stupid thing to do.

Who wants to bet that the perp thought it was a civil war confederate statue?


5 posted on 07/20/2018 7:17:50 AM PDT by Vermont Lt
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To: GonzoII

Unhinged lefties! The scum of America.


6 posted on 07/20/2018 7:20:05 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: Vermont Lt

the perp needs to be a dead man walking, so his criminal ways end before he causes more damage to society.


7 posted on 07/20/2018 7:20:23 AM PDT by healy61
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To: GonzoII

This is what “resisting” looks like.


8 posted on 07/20/2018 7:22:05 AM PDT by fwdude (History has no 'sides;' you're thinking of geometry.)
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To: GonzoII
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NAVY LT MICHAEL P. MURPHY
MEDAL OF HONOR Recipient
Afghanistan War

9 posted on 07/20/2018 7:24:43 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: GonzoII

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.


10 posted on 07/20/2018 7:24:53 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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To: jazusamo

Bump!


11 posted on 07/20/2018 7:27:27 AM PDT by GonzoII ("If the new crime be, to believe in God, let us all be criminals" -Sheen)
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To: GonzoII

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.


12 posted on 07/20/2018 7:30:42 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Chivalry is not dead. It is a warriors code and only practiced by warriors.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

“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.


13 posted on 07/20/2018 7:35:49 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneoHis hottie wife deserves so much better than him.)
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To: GonzoII

Rebuild it. Make a big public show dedicating it. Quietly leave behind an ambush team.


14 posted on 07/20/2018 7:50:27 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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15 posted on 07/20/2018 7:51:11 AM PDT by antidisestablishment ( Xenophobia is the only sane response to multiculturalism’s irrational cultural exuberance)
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To: antidisestablishment

I’d like to do the same to the vandal’s face.


16 posted on 07/20/2018 7:51:42 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Vermont Lt

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?


17 posted on 07/20/2018 7:54:42 AM PDT by frank ballenger (End vote fraud , non citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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To: DesertRhino

rebuild it....


Yes.
Excellent project for prisoner work gangs of any race. Part of sentence should be working on such projects as well as road cleanups. Let some idiot judge from Oregon or Hawaii rule it is inhumane to have “chain gangs” and rule that the prisoners prefer to loaf, watch TV, tap on a computer and lift weights. Too strenuous to “work”—a dirty word to them.


18 posted on 07/20/2018 7:58:51 AM PDT by frank ballenger (End vote fraud , non citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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To: GonzoII

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.


19 posted on 07/20/2018 8:01:05 AM PDT by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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To: frank ballenger

Wait till the leftist loons need the military to protect the USA they will be crying for help. Maybe we should send the lefty’s to Afghanistan for a re-education camp


20 posted on 07/20/2018 8:02:16 AM PDT by rstark56
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