Medal of Honor “Murph’s Parents”

2007, United States Navy Memorial, Washington DC

SEAL Michael Murphy received the first Medal of Honor awarded to a Navy service member in 35 years. His parents, Dan and Maureen Murphy, accepted the Medal on his behalf on October 22, 2007. Secretary of the Navy, Honorable Donald C. Winter, announced on May 8, 2008, the name of the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer would be USS Michael Murphy.

Photograph by Stephanie Freid-Perenchio