Run Around The Lake
JUNE 22, 2024
Ronkonkoma Rotary's Run Around the Lake is a fundraiser to support veteran causes honoring the men and women who made great sacrifices to protect our great nation
Local Hero, Michael Murphy, was born and raised on Long Island where he served as a Town of Brookhaven lifeguard at Lake Ronkonkoma. Michael graduated from Penn State University with Honors, and instead of attending Law School, joined the Navy SEALs.
He was 29 years old in June 2005, when he perished in a fierce firefight in mountainous terrain along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in Operation Red Wings.
He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions.
LT Murphy also received:
The Silver Star
Combat Action Ribbon
Afghanistan Campaign Medal