50 Miles for Murph and Operation Red Wings - Year 7

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For the 7th year, we will honor Murph and the men of Operation Red Wings by running overnight, from FDNY Engine 53/Ladder 43 in Spanish Harlem to Lake Ronkonkoma the night before the 4 Mile Run Around the Lake.  We hope to spread the legacy of these men and the sacrifice they made for our country. Please help us reach our goal and cheer us on as we run across the island for a great cause  

On June 28, 2005, a four-man SEAL Team (LT Michael P. Murphy, Matthew G. Axelson, Danny P. Dietz, and Marcus Luttrell) was conducting a reconnaissance mission in the Hindu Kush of Afghanistan. The SEAL Team’s mission was compromised when a local goat herder stumbled upon them in the mountains. Confronted with having to decide whether or not to let the locals go, LT Michael Murphy made the difficult decision to release him. Unbeknownst to the SEAL Team, the Taliban was quickly notified of the SEALs’ location and surrounded them in the mountainous terrain.

A fierce gun battle ensued, lasting for two hours. All of the SEALs were badly wounded but continued to fight. Knowing that the Team was outnumbered, and realizing that they were in need of support, LT Michael Murphy decided that he needed to contact Bagram Air Base for assistance. In order to make this call, LT Murphy needed to climb to an open area and thus exposed himself to intense enemy gunfire. He was successful in requesting support and relaying the Team’s position to the Airbase, despite being hit by enemy gunfire. After completing the call, LT Michael Murphy continued to fight but eventually succumbed to his wounds.

A Chinook helicopter, carrying 8 SEALs and 8 Nightstalkers, was sent to aid the surrounded SEAL Team. The helicopter was shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade, killing all 16 servicemen on board.

Danny Dietz and Matt Axelson continued to fight but eventually succumbed to their wounds.

Despite being wounded and blown off of a mountain, Marcus Luttrell was able to evade the Taliban and dragged himself 7 miles before a local tribesman found him. The tribe protected Luttrell for three days and informed U.S. Forces of his location. Marcus Luttrell was rescued by U.S. Forces on July 2, 2005.

LT Michael Murphy received the Medal of Honor for his undaunted courage and devotion to his Teammates. He knowingly put himself into harm’s way so that his Teammates could be saved. LT Michael Murphy exemplified true character and love of country.

June 28, 2005, was the single largest loss of life for Naval Special Warfare since World War II. The Naval Special Warfare community will forever remember June 28, 2005, and the heroic efforts and sacrifices of our special operators.

The Navy SEAL LT Michael P. Murphy 4 Mile Run/Walk Around the Lake mission is to Never Forget those that have sacrificed so much for all of us and to honor their character and devotion to our country.

Lauren Malec $20.00
Anonymous $35.00
Joseph A Pallisco
I knew all of you could do it I am so proud of all of you doing it for a great cause. God Bless all of you.
$30.00
Charlie Rassiga $35.00
Justin Karp
You guys are amazing for doing this every year!
$50.00
Patricia Vitale $30.00
Marco
Sharon Landry
Coin and large shirt.
$65.00
Tina
Such an amazing cause! My daughter-in-law is running this race today. Go Alanna Hollborn-Russell!!
$30.00
Michael W
50 miles for MURPH! NEVER QUIT! AWESOME COIN!
$30.00
Miriam McConnell
1 coin! See you at the end (:
$30.00
Brittany Dorchak
1 coin. 1 2xl support shirt! See you at the end!!
$65.00
Anonymous
50 Miles for Murph 2019 Challenge Coin IG: a_wolf_named_valkyrie
$30.00
Anonymous
You tough guy... good luck! Si se puede :)
$105.00
Chris lopes
Keep it up bro great thing you have been doing to remember the enture team.
$30.00
Bonnie Healy
Victor Zelaya $20.00
Race Packet Pickup Fundraiser
Thank you everyone for your support at Windows on the Lake!
$650.00
Mike Marsigliano $40.00
Dianna $35.00
Nancy Rettaliata $200.00
Kristina Susa $40.00
April McEhone $60.00
John Molly $65.00
Gary Vertichio $100.00
OConnor
Long live the Brotherhood!
$140.00
Shawn S.
Anonymous
For the fallen SEALs.
$35.00
Tony
Size medium supporter shirt.
$35.00
Rob Joy
Never quit, never, ever, give up or in!
$100.00
Denise and Kevin Forkey
Credit to live unbreakable
$400.00
Herbert Orellana Jr
Good Luck!
$100.00
Eric O’Connor
Eric O’Connor and the FPFD
$210.00
Isabel Moya
Congratulations! Good job! I love you. -Mommy
$50.00
John Martins
Primal Athletics
$35.00
Morgan, G&T
Our gift for Nuncle for our birthdays!!!
Anthony Leva
2 larges and thanks Freddy!!
$70.00
Vanessa Rodriguez
So proud!! Supporter for life!
$135.00
Captain Rogers
2 Supporter Shirts
$70.00
Randy Millwood $50.00
SC Fit Murph Fundraiser
Thank you everyone for supporting us today at SC Fit!!
$411.00
CrossFit Total Empowerment Fundraiser
Thank you to everyone who donated at CFTE!
$246.00
B.dorchak16
Good luck! Run hard! See you at the finish line.
$35.00
D. Pellegrino
CFTE
$200.00
JEN Rais
Hey Freddy, Good luck with the fundraiser. Yay memorial day raffle.
5.11 Tactical - Vendor Table Fundraiser
Thank you to all those who contributed at the 5.11 Tactical Store Event
$190.00
jimmy $10.00
Anonymous $10.00
Michaela Young
You inspire me Freddy. Proud of you.
$250.00
ISC COVERAGE
Freddy, per our email exchange please see the $750.00 donation for sponsorship. Thank you, Robert Johnson 631-750-6990
$750.00
Morgan, T & G
Monies for Nuncle Freddy from T & G!
Performax Physicalthera $750.00
Alex C

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