A couple of weeks ago a seven year-old boy was in my home with his mother. It was the first time he had been in my home when what seemed out of the blue he asked, “Why do you have a CrossFit poster up in your house?”
It took me a moment to think for I have no CrossFit posters in my home. And then it hit me straight away. He recognized MURPH, the movie poster that is displayed in the television room.
So I took a few moments to explain to him how the Murph WoD was named for a real man who died valiantly serving our country. The man was born first and then the WoD was named for him, Michael P. Murphy – MURPH: THE PROTECTOR, after he died in battle.
Then I took a moment to teach that the poster on the left was a movie about an honorable, fictional character from a book but how much more important was the real life story, the one about Murph.
It really pleased me that my little friend knows MURPH: The WoD well.
Next time my little friend comes to visit, I will have the movie ready for him to watch, to teach him well about Murph, the honorable man, a real man who lived upon this earth and how “Who more than self” his “country loved” all began for a little boy named Michael P. Murphy.
- LT Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation
- Marcus Luttrell: Never Forget Operation Redwing 06/28/05