For those of you who have not seen the movie “Lone Survivor” it is a Must See Movie. It is a movie about the men who were killed, and the one who survived “Operation Red Wing”. As I watched the movie, I had chills run up my spine for the second time about this operation. The first time was a little over a year ago when I was approached by the the crew of the USS Michael Murphy to build a shadow cabinet to house LT Murphy’s personal belongings. This case was to be affixed to the ship that is now his namesake. The crew brought in a cardboard box containing LT Murphy’s web gear, K-Bar, Canteen, Helmet, Boots and some other odds and ends. My hands trembled as I opened it and my only though was of the man who once wore these items and what he must have gone through. I was honored that I was chosen to build this case. Once I had completed the case and dressed it with his belongings, I turned on the lights and sat back a looked at what I had done. I was awestruck, and very proud of what I had done. Then a chill went up my spine, as if he were there in the room with me. I can only hope he had liked what I had done for him and the ship that bares his name. Here are pictures of the case that I took that day. Rest in Peace LT Murphy. Rest in Peace.