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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Submarine Officer Among Two Idaho Sailors Killed In Iraq

Two Sailors with Idaho ties were killed in separate incidents in Iraq this week. The first death announced was that of EOD2 Curtis Hall of Burley, Idaho, who was killed near Kirkuk with 2 other members of his team.

Soon afterwards, the death of CDR Philip A. Murphy-Sweet, a University of Idaho graduate, was announced. CDR Murphy-Sweet, a Supply Corps officer, had previously served aboard the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39); according to one reader, he earned his dolphins while serving aboard USS Dallas (SSN 700) as her Supply Officer in the mid-'90s.

Both of these men are heroes, and will be missed:

Sailors, Rest Your Oars.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

a definition of the word "hero" - a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal

the Ddouble Sstandard

4/12/2007 5:26 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

I served with Phil on Emory S. Land. He was a superb officer and absolute professional.
He was a family man. He was a patriot. He is a hero.

4/24/2007 8:11 AM

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