Sean Spearman in memory of Navy SEAL LT Michael P Murphy 4 Mile 2019

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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.

TheTruth4Kody
Goals were made to be broken!! Great Job Sean! Have a great run!!
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Aunt Cathy
So proud of you!
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Bob Spearman
So proud of you!
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Mom and Dad
We are so proud of you. You really worked hard for this.
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Deb Giese $100.00
Christie Marron $100.00
Deb Giese
What a beautiful thing you are doing Sean! Lt. Murphy would be proud and I know he is watching! God Bless you and all our Heroes who put themselves out there! Be strong and complete your journey! Valor...Respect...Courage
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Anonymous
1 month away #BeLikeMurph Sean! Bet you can't wait for the big day! Make sure to take tons of photos! LT. Murphy would be very proud of you! Salute!
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Andrea 'Andyoaklee' Lee
Thank you for your dedication to this great cause.
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Andrea 'Andyoaklee' Lee
Thank you for your dedication to this gre
Anonymous
Halfway there #BeLikeMurph!! Keep the faith!
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Stacy Pearson
God bless you and so proud of you! #NeverQuit
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ACMiMi2
Good luck
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David Arnold $10.00
Bob and Laura Spearman $25.00
The Truth For Kody
Just a couple more months Sean!! Keep up with the training!
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TheTruth4Kody
Proud of you #BeLikeMurph Sean!! Keep up the pace!!
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JT
DISCIPLINE EQUALS FREEDOM
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Andrea J Lee
Never Forgotten
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Anonymous $50.00
Ali Curry
Good Luck Sean. ❤️
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Maureen-Barney Spearman
Go Sean!!
Kathy Woltz
Proud of you Sean! Love, Kathy, Steve and Mason
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Uncle Kev
Sean, so proud you’re doing this. We’ll see you this summer.
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Sarah Williams
Thank you for honoring this Navy Seal!
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Tom Bojanowski
“A man’s dreams are an index to his greatness.” Continue to dream big and do good deeds Sean!
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Rick RIchter
Sean, Pretty cool of you to run these miles and raise money for such a great American as Murph. Happy to help you exceed your goal. Keep moving forward and keep doing the right thing to serve and honor others.
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Jay B.
Way to go Sean. Happy to contribute. Great cause.
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Go Sean
You Got This Sean
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Robert and Griffin Harris
Good luck Sean
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The Ritzels
So proud of you Sean!! Xoxo
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Bob and Laura
Hooyah
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The Daney Family
Way to go Sean!
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Dad
Proud of you Son - Love Dad
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