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    Description* A posthumous tribute to a man who gave his life for his comrades in Afghanistan Lt. Michael Patrick Murphy, commander of Navy SEAL Team 10, posthumously received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on 28 June 2005 during a fierce battle with Taliban fighters in the remote mountains of eastern Afghanistan. The first SEAL to be honoured posthumously, he was also the first recipient of the nation's highest military honour as a result of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and the first naval officer to earn the medal since the Vietnam War. SEAL of Honor tells the story of Michael's life, arguing that his heroic action during the deadly firefight with the Taliban revealed his true character and attempting to answer why Michael readily sacrificed his life for his comrades. Tracing Michael's journey from a seemingly ordinary life on New York's Long Island to that remote mountainside in Afghanistan, SEAL of Honor portrays how he came to the moment of extraordinary heroism that made him the most celebrated Medal of Honor recipient since WWII. Moreover, the book brings the Afghan war back to the home front, focusing on the tight-knit Murphy family and the devastating effect his death had on them as they watched the story of Operation Red Wings unfold in the news. The book attempts to answer why Michael's service to his country and his comrades was a calling faithfully answered, a duty justly upheld, and a life, while all too short, well lived.

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    Seal Of Honor
    Operation Red Wings and the Life of Lt Michael P Murphy, USN
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gary Williams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 354 g
    ISBN 13: 9781591149651
    ISBN 10: 1591149657

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FCA
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
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    BIC subject category V2: JWH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    LC classification: U
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS027170, HIS027180
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS027190
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, BIO008000
    DC23: 958.1047092
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    Thema V1.0: NHWR, NHWL, NHWR9, JWCS
    Edition statement
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    Naval Institute Press
    Imprint name
    Naval Institute Press
    Publication date
    15 May 2011
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    Author Information
    Gary Williams is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a master's degree in public administration. He had the full cooperation and support of the Murphy family in writing SEAL of Honor.