from Western Journalism:
Fallen Navy SEAL’s Parents Forgive Teenager for Destroying Their Son’s Memorial
Michael Murphy died for the values that America holds dear. After a teen-aged boy was arrested for vandalizing a memorial to the Navy SEAL who was killed in Afghanistan, his parents showed that those values live on.
The memorial to Murphy was vandalized last Thursday. A 14-year-old Long Island boy was arrested Friday and charged with criminal mischief for the act.
When the parents of the fallen SEAL were asked about the arrest, they said their son would know what to do.
“Michael was the type of person who would have wanted to take that man under his wing and talk to him,” his father Daniel Murphy said, WABC reported.
The memorial was a circular piece of granite engraved with Murphy’s likeness and excerpts of his Medal of Honor citation, The Daily Caller reported.
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“On June 28, 2005, during Operation Redwing, Lt. Michael P. Murphy made the ultimate sacrifice for his country and our freedom,” the inscription read.