On June 28, 2005, a four-man Navy SEAL reconnaissance and surveillance team was assigned to keep eyes on a high valued target (Ahmad Shah). The SEAL team was made up of Matthew Axelson. Luttrell and Axelson were the team’s snipers; Dietz was the communications expert and Murphy, the team leader. The four SEALs engaged local Taliban forces, they were engaged in an intense gun battle against a force of approximately 30 to 40 enemy fighters. Risked his life to get off an emergency message to his command. Of the four-man team, only Luttrell would survive the battle. For his heroic action in combat, LT Mike Murphy was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. He was the first person to be awarded the medal for actions in Afghanistan; and the first member of the U. The award since the Vietnam War. Please note that this coin has some wear on the edge (as seen in the pictures). The item “US Navy Seal NSW Michael Mike Murphy SDVT-1 Alpha Platoon Challenge Coin” is in sale since Friday, July 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Current Militaria (2001-Now)\Original Items\Challenge Coins”. The seller is “coolthings4less1″ and is located in Cantonment, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Featured Refinements: Navy Challenge Coin