Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Afghanistan Memorial Service PV2 Michael Wayne Murdock

PV2 Michael Wayne Murdock was born on July 7th, 1986, in North Carolina where he spent his youth. He entered the U.S. Army on the 20th of July, 2006.

During his time in service, Private Murdock attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Upon completion of his initial training, Private Murdock served as a Fire Direction Specialist in Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1-6 Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd IBCT, 1st Infantry Division. In April of 2008, Private Murdock was re-assigned to A Battery, 1-6 Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd IBCT, 1st Infantry Division. Private Murdock deployed to Afghanistan in July of 2008, serving as a Fire Direction Specialist with 2nd Platoon, supporting Task Force Raider, 6-4 Cavalry Squadron, in the volatile Nuristan Province. Private Murdock trained, deployed and fought side by side with his fellow Redlegs in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM IX.
Private Murdock distinguished himself as a courageous and loyal member of the REDLEG Family, and will forever be remembered as a brave hero to us all.

PV2 Murdock’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal (Posthumous), Purple Heart (Posthumous), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ Campaign Star, the Good Conduct Medal (Posthumous), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Ribbon and the Combat Action Badge.

PV2 Murdock is survived by his mother, Jennifer Tripp and his father Walter Murdock from North Carolina.


Steven said...

SSG David Joslin of 6/4 Cav worked hard to try to keep this solider alive. Murdock was a great American and will be missed.

jacky.noah said...

I served with Murdock in 1-6 FA. He was a good solider and could always make you laugh. It was a honor to serve with him and he will always be in my heart.

Hutto Haole Wahine said...

Jacky.noah thank you for your service and for leaving a comment. If you like, I do more posting on FB, now. Lots of articles and contacts with N2KL Vets. Haole Wahine on FB. See ya there.