The CV Report: WWII Memorial & Ranger, Sniper Jack Murphy's new book

Phil Briggs
April 26, 2019 - 11:54 am

On this episode of The CV Report, we hear stories about two different wartime generations.

From the Global War on Terrorism era, we talked with Special Operations veteran Jack Murphy.

Murphy served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having gone from Ranger to Green Beret he lived life at the tip of the spear. 

In his post-military career, he is an investigative journalist with where he writes about the military and global affairs and hosts SOFREP Radio podcast.  He's also the author of several books and his latest is "Murphy's Law" a memoir in which he recalls vivid memories of missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Murphy's Law Book Cover

He's quick to point out that his book differs from many other Special Operator memoirs. "Military memoirs are a genre of sorts and they're sort of a trope at this point," said Murphy. "Many of them fall into the category of guys boasting about how many brown people they went and killed in the Middle East, and that just frankly grosses me out. I've spent too much time around soldiers and too much time around war for that kind of BS ... As far as this book goes, I wanted it to represent my experiences, but I wanted to tell them in an authentic way."

Many of those authentic experiences are thrilling, and he shared a few of them with us.

For more information about Jack Murphy and the book Murphy's Law click here 

We also went back in time to discuss the legendary stories of World War II veterans. 

Friends of the National WWII Memorial's Executive Director Holly Rotondi, talks about how they honor members of The Greatest Generation not just through the stunning memorial but additional programs. 

They're actively looking for WWII veterans to honor in a modern way. Click here for more information about this unique program. 

Rotondi also shares an incredible story about a memento she received from D-Day veteran Herman Zeitchik. Zeitchik was among the 4th Infantry Division soldiers who landed at Utah Beach on June 6, 1944.  He was recently recognized as a guest of honor at the President's State of Union address in February.


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