May 29, 2017

Etienne Murphy - U.S. Military Fatality - Syria

Etienne Murphy
Spc. Etienne J. Murphy, age 22, of Loganville, Georgia, died in the line of duty on May 26, 2017, in Al-Hasakah, Syria. 

Spc. Murphy was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia.

Tragically, Etienne died of injuries sustained in a vehicle roll-over accident. The cause of the accident is under investigation. 

Etienne was serving in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, which is the U.S. Military operation against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Etienne was serving his first overseas deployment as a Ranger. 

Etienne was born in Boston. He attended high school in Brockton, Massachusetts. He enlisted in June of 2013 from Snellville, Georgia. He and his wife have two sons. 

Etienne's loved ones stated that he loved fishing, cheesy movies, Disney World and Star Wars. 

Etienne's awards and decorations include the Parachutist Badge, Army Achievement
Angels of God, pray for Etienne and
for those who have lost him. 
Medal with 3 OLC, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, and Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal with Campaign Star and the Army Commendation Medal. 

Etienne's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their young brother. He will be forever remembered.

Etienne's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was a man of faith who was dedicated to his family and to his two sons. He had always wanted to be a military man. He was kind in spirit. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Oceans of tears have been shed for Etienne.

Etienne is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including but not limited to his parents, Sheila and Calvin; his wife, Martha; his two sons; and his grandmother, Aretha. 

Thank you for your service to America, Etienne.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die in a foreign land, far from their loved ones.

Pray for all who die young. They barely had a chance to live.

Pray that Etienne is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Pray, without ceasing, unto God for an end to all War. It is enough.

1 comment:

Darby Reid, 2/75 said...

RIP, Ranger! See you at the final ORP