Rank and Organization: Lieutenant, United States Navy
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as the leader of a special reconnaissance element with Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Afghanistan on 27 and 28 June 2005. While leading a mission to locate a high-level anti-coalition militia leader, Lieutenant Murphy demonstrated extraordinary heroism in the face of grave danger in the vicinity of Asadabad, Konar Province, Afghanistan. On 28 June 2005, operating in an extremely rugged enemy-controlled area, Lieutenant Murphy’s team was discovered by anti-coalition militia sympathizers, who revealed their position to Taliban fighters. As a result, between 30 and 40 enemy fighters besieged his four-member team. Demonstrating exceptional resolve, Lieutenant Murphy valiantly led his men in engaging the large enemy force. The ensuing fierce firefight resulted in numerous enemy casualties, as well as the wounding of all four members of the team. Ignoring his own wounds and demonstrating exceptional composure, Lieutenant Murphy continued to lead and encourage his men. When the primary communicator fell mortally wounded, Lieutenant Murphy repeatedly attempted to call for assistance for his beleaguered teammates. Realizing the impossibility of communicating in the extreme terrain, and in the face of almost certain death, he fought his way into open terrain to gain a better position to transmit a call. This deliberate, heroic act deprived him of cover, exposing him to direct enemy fire. Finally achieving contact with his Headquarters, Lieutenant Murphy maintained his exposed position while he provided his location and requested immediate support for his team. In his final act of bravery, he continued to engage the enemy until he was mortally wounded, gallantly giving his life for his country and for the cause of freedom. By his selfless leadership, courageous actions, and extraordinary devotion to duty, Lieutenant Murphy reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Aside from the travesty that is the Global Warming/Cap’n Tax bill before Congress right now, there is a small, previously ignored fact that no one is paying attention to:
Democrats left little or nothing to chance. Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Calif., confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to an administration post, put off her resignation from Congress until after the final vote on the climate change bill.
Why is this a problem? Because Article 1, Section 6 of the Constitution says it is:
… and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.
We are rapidly approaching the point where civil disobedience to the government is morally acceptable. If they refuse to be governed by the Constitution, we are reduced to a state of nature, the government having abdicated its role of protector from those who break the law, by joining with the criminals.
Recently, visitors to mm.net (especially those using Firefox and Google) may have noticed a “Reported Attack Site!” warning. Apparently, a malicious script attached itself to the foot of the index page and was causing unauthorized downloads from malware sites to start up. This problem has been fixed, though you may continue to see the warning for some unknown time. Your patience is appreciated.
Be aware, measures have been taken to secure the site in a more robust manner. Rainbow teams have been deployed to deal with the Russian miscreants.
Pay attention to this one. We’ve got some serious problems coming directly at us.
This time, its something useful for the unsanitary AR – a user-installable gas piston kit. Anyone who has ever cleaned an AR understands the necessity of such a device. One question though – with a single-piece op-rod, how do they avoid the problems the M1 had?
With the M1, gas exited the barrel into the gas tube and pushed directly back on the op rod. A too-hot cartridge load could bend the op rod and take the rifle out of commission. Their video shows excess gas venting out the front, but I’d like to see it in action before I put down $500. An outside review wouldn’t hurt either.
Now, if only they could do such a system for the AR-10, it might be a strong competitor for the M14 family.