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Old 20 July 2018, 11:26
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Michael Murphy Memorial Destroyed

My apologies for posting this out of my lane, but since it has not already been posted I wanted to let you all know that sometime late Thursday or early Friday morning here the Memorial to Lt. Michael P. Murphy in his hometown of Lake Ronkonkoma, NY was destroyed. The foundation that bears his name is collecting funds to repair the damage. I hope that the despicable humans who did the damage will be caught, and that the funds can be raised to make the memorial whole again. God Bless.

Story Link:
http://abc7ny.com/memorial-honoring-...lized/3790827/

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https://murphfoundation.org/
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Old 20 July 2018, 11:51
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!4 year old kid arrested already. How senseless, hope he gets a similar beating at home.
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Old 20 July 2018, 11:53
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Who would do that?
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Old 20 July 2018, 13:32
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Yes a 14 year old teenager was arrested for the damage. He is old enough to know better. Thankfully Governor Cuomo has said that the State of New York will pay to repair the memorial.
https://www.newsday.com/long-island/...ism-1.19959847
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Old 20 July 2018, 13:59
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Should make him do community service at the nearest VA hospital.
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Old 20 July 2018, 14:12
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He's lucky he isn't my kid - every Saturday would see him doing burpees and updowns next to that memorial, then after he is done puking up his breakfast he can polish the memorial, then he would have the privilege of more burpees and updowns before picking up every piece of trash and raking up leaves and picking weeds to be followed with bear crawls until dark.
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Old 20 July 2018, 14:22
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My father is buried in the same cemetery, Calverton National, where Mike Murphy rests. This punk kid was 1 yr old when Mike Murphy and the other heroes of Op Red Wings were performing their heroic deeds. I'm not familiar with NY law and what possible punishment is legal for a 14 yr old but at a minimum I'd like to see his name published to shame him and hopefully put a black mark beside his name (and eyes) for the rest of his life.
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Old 20 July 2018, 14:26
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In the world of make-believe which is where most of the kids his age live, they are able to act out with impunity. This is a fine example of where he could be taught a lifelong lesson of personal accountability.

Let's see how the sheep handle this...starting with his parents....
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Old 20 July 2018, 16:49
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Should make him do community service at the nearest VA hospital.
Alternating weeks as a patient transporter then gopher for the physical therapy department. Or Prosthetics.
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Old 21 July 2018, 09:21
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That kid will suffer at the hands of society, we can only hope.
I donated to the memorial to help finance the rebuild. I really dont want Gov Cuomo having anything to do with it. Luttrell said the foundation will pay for repairs. https://murphfoundation.org/
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Old 21 July 2018, 13:14
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I don't want him to suffer (very long). I want society to teach him, train him, and educate him about what was wrong with what he did, and why Mr. Murphy and his brothers-in-arms did what they did. Maybe I'm naive, but I'd rather see this young man turn out like another Michael Murphy or Danny Dietz or any of the other outstanding young men and women who have served their country over the last two hundred years, than to end up like so many who get caught up in the "justice" system.
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I would be afraid if what my dad would do to me when I was 14, kids now have little respect
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Society has produced this kind of kid. He does need to be taught a lesson and in the process hopefully, he will learn to respect the men and women in uniform, this country, and mostly himself. Lesson does need to be harsh for a time!
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Wonder if he's got both parents.

Taxpayers should not foot the bill for this. Either he works it off himself however he can, or he should have to do community service at a given rate per hour of service.

And the remedial PT as previously stated.
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I would be afraid if what my dad would do to me when I was 14, kids now have little respect
Disrespectful kids are growing up just like mama and daddy.

If that was me the first thing I would hear would be dads belt ripping through his pants loops straight to my back. And I would sit there and take it.
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Old 27 August 2018, 18:41
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So true Chucko makes me wonder what the hell the country is coming to.
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I grew up as an asshole,,, I was the 14 yo white boy fighting, not listening, etc, etc...

at 17 I was in the .MIL and I started to learn. Really learn for the first time.

kids are dicks. we have to teach them. this kid happened to be a dick in a place he had no understanding of.

Some of that is us. some of it is his shitbird parents. Some of it is just pure asshole. its done. This shitbird disrespected a memorial to a warrior... got it...

ok, lets fess up an replace it. memorials are for those who care. We can teach some, but not all. and those we cant teach dont deserve our time (or his time).
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