Honoring A Fallen Hero

It was an emotional and touching sight as the body of 22 year-old Private First Class Michael Murdock of Chocowinity in Beaufort County was returned to eastern Carolina Wednesday.

It was an emotional and touching sight as the body of 22 year-old Private First Class Michael Murdock of Chocowinity in Beaufort County was returned to eastern Carolina Wednesday.

Murdock made the ultimate sacrifice when he was killed last week in Afghanistan.

Wednesday he was given full military honors as his body was saluted by members of the National Guard and was then escorted from Greenville to Washington by sheriff's deputies and members of the Patriot Guard. As the motorcade made its way to Beaufort County, people who didn't even know him paused to recognize the sacrifice he made for all of us.

Murdock deserved all the honor, dignity and respect shown to him.  A few minutes on the news is the least we can do recognize and thank him for the willingness to put his life on the line for our freedom.

Perhaps Murdock's aunt Ginger Spencer said it best when she told us, "Michael, you know, was our hero."

I think he is a hero for all of us. Let's keep his family in our thoughts and prayers.

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  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Oct 11, 2008 at 06:16 AM
    Maybe the sacrifice of this young man will be a positive influence on those that are walking the streets causing trouble and being a menace to society. This young man died for all of us, while the ilk I am referring to will die over some drug deal gone bad or some other equally unimportant issue. Thank you Michael Murdock for serving those of us that are grateful in this nation.
  • by penny harrell Location: chocowinity on Sep 23, 2008 at 04:11 PM
    it is sad to hear of a young man that has lost his life at such a young age . but he did so protecting your freedom in this country .it takes someone with a lot of bravy to do so. my heart goes out to his family and friends as well . my god help you all to ease your pain in your time of need .for private first class micheal murdock is a hero in my book and well always be . for you will be missed each and everyday ,but one we will meet in the kingdom heaven at the fathers table . god bless you and your family .
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