Monday, May 23, 2011

A week of giving in honor of Lt. Michael Murphy, fallen USN SEAL

On June 28, 2005 our nation suffered a great loss, as Operation Red Wing took 11 Navy SEALs and 8 Army Night Stalkers from us.  Many of you may have heard of the one remaining survivor and US Navy SEAL, Marcus Luttrell who penned the book Lone Survivor giving his account of what he and his team went through during the ordeal, however just recently more people have become aware of Lt. Michael Murphy who led the SEAL team that day in an effort to  kill or capture Ahmad Shah, a Taliban leader.  Lt. Murphy, known by some as "Murph" is being remembered in a book by Gary Williams, SEAL of Honor and more recently was honored by having the newest Naval Destroyer, USS Michael Murphy named after him.  Lt. Murphy was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life and above and beyond the call of duty.  While the memory of Lt. Murphy will live on in his family, friends and team members, he serves as a reminder to many of us that our U.S. Military puts their country before self and are willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms and liberties.

With that being said, there is an annual fundraiser known as Memorial Day Murph which consists of a workout dubbed the "Body Armor" and was said to be Lt. Murphy's favorite workout.  The workout consists of (in this order): 1 mile Run, 100 Pull-ups, 200 Push-ups, 300 Squats, and lastly 1 mile Run.  There are three organizations which will benefit from this fundraiser.  They are:

LT Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation

Lone Survivor Foundation

The Wounded Warrior Project

Now, to my purpose behind this entry...For those of you who know my writing, you are aware that I have written three books about Navy SEALs, which I refer to as my Sweet Series. And for those of you who follow me on Twitter you also known that I am a proud military supporter and feel strongly about supporting our troops in any way that we can. Therefore, effective today (May 23, 2011) all proceeds (my author's commission) of any eBooks purchased directly from my publisher's site (links provided below) as well as any paper back's purchased from Barnes & Noble or Amazon (links provided below) through May 29, 2011 at midnight MST will be donated to Memorial Day Murph. I will have the transactions monitored by a 3rd party so we can all be assured that the funds are being handled approprtiately.  Please see special instructions below for *paperback purchases.


Click HERE for PURCHASE LINKS - ALL above mentioned formats

Click HERE for PURCHASE LINKS - ALL above mentioned formats

I hope to see many sales this week so the donation amount is substantial.  Thank you all for taking the time to read this and stop by. And remember, whenever you have the opportunity express your gratitude to our Armed Forces for their continued sacrifice. 

*On paperback purchases I will need you to email me a copy of your receipts to: as those do not update in real time and I may not get those sales numbers for as much as 30 days.

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