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Etienne, I will not stop looking for you to come home. Please,come home today. I love and miss you so much.
Specialist Etienne Murphy entered the Army at Fort Benning, GA in 2013, where he completed One Station Unit Training (OSUT) as an Infantryman. He was then assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York. After his initial service at Fort Drum, Specialist Murphy desired a greater challenge, so he volunteered for service with the Army's elite 75th Ranger Regiment in October 2015. He attended the Army's Basic Airborne Course and the rigorous Ranger Assessment and Selection Program (RASP) at Fort Benning, GA. Upon graduation, he earned the title of "Army Ranger" and was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah GA, where he served as an Anti-Tank Gunner. SPC Murphy's military education included the Basic Airborne Course, the Combat Life Savers Course and Conbatives Levels 1 and 2. His awards and decorations include the Parachutist Badge, U.S. Army Expert Rifle Marksmanship Qualification Badge-Carbine, Army Achievement 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 Overseas Service Ribbon. Murphy was posthumously awarded the Army Commendation Medal. In May 2017, SPC Murphy was deployed to Syria. On May 26 2017, he was in a vehicle rollover while conducting combat operations.