Army Specialist Etienne Murphy passes

| May 27, 2017

According to the Army Times, the Department of Defense reported that Army Specialist Etienne Murphy, of B Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Rangers was killed in a vehicle rollover yesterday in Syria;

Murphy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and enlisted in the Army from his hometown of Snellville, Georgia, in June 2013, according to USASOC. After training at Fort Benning, Georgia, Murphy served in 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, which is part of the 10th Mountain Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, at Fort Drum, New York.

In October 2015, Murphy volunteered to serve in the 75th Ranger Regiment, successfully completing airborne school and Ranger Assessment and Selection Program 1.

Our condolences to his family and to his fellow Rangers. We all feel your loss.

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  1. AW1Ed says:

    Fair winds and following seas, Specialist Murphy.

  2. RGR 4-78 says:

    Rest in Peace Ranger Murphy.

  3. Sparks says:

    Rest in peace Ranger. God be with your family.

  4. Blaster says:

    Roll overs take a lot of lives. I was in one in 2012 and am surprised no one was killed or injured too badly in that wreck. We rolled three and a half times.

    We even had a couple of injuries last month in the HEAT trainer.

    RIP Ranger!

  5. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    We can be sure that if he had to pick the means for his departure, it would have been in a fight. But we don’t get to pick how and we don’t get to pick when we leave this mortal coil. God comfort his family, his friends and all who grieve his loss.

  6. OWB says:

    May his family find peace and some comfort from all of us joining them in their grief.

  7. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Another Warrior taken far too soon, Rest In Peace.

  8. UpNorth says:

    Rest In Peace, Ranger.

  9. Ex-PH2 says:

    This is too sad. Too young. Rest in Peace.

  10. Non Cedo Ferio says:

    It’s sad that our Fort Stewart HAAF family has lost another brave Soldier. Rest in honored peace Ranger.

  11. ARMYSGM says:

    Rest in peace brother, you did not die in vain!

  12. TankBoy says:

    Rest in peace, little brother.

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  14. Alemaster says:

    Ranger Murphy, your sacrifice will not be in vain. We honor your service this Memorial Day and every day that we breath freedom. Condolences to your team and your family. Rangers lead the way! respectfully, Alemaster

  15. We are thankful and forever memorable of your love and dedication to advancing your life to protect us. May the Lord God bless your soul eternally.