Nightly News | May 03, 2011
>>> we have a story related to our last segment. an american father who's been watching all of this and taking great pride in the mission to find and kill bin laden . a secret mission his own son might have been part of had he not lost his life six years ago in service to this nation in afghanistan. his son was a navy s.e.a.l. and tonight we hear from his dad in his own words.
>> my name is daniel j. murphy . i am the father of navy s.e.a.l. lieutenant michael p. murphy . he was a navy s.e.a.l. who was killed in afghanistan on june 28th , 2005 , and as a result of those actions was subsequently awarded the medal of honor . michael was like all of the other navy s.e.a.l.s that you've ever met. they are extremely unassuming. they're quiet, humble, incredibly brave men who do some of the most dangerous missions in the world. there's only 2,000 of them. they are extremely tight, extremely closed-mouthed, extremely small community that watches over each other. when i had heard about the capture and killing of osama bin laden by a special operations team, they had not reported yet who was involved. i knew myself that it was the navy s.e.a.l.s. just by the operation that took place, how it went down. it was no doubt in my mind that those were navy s.e.a.l.s, those were michael 's teammates. michael would be extremely proud of what his brothers did. and they understand why they're doing what they do, to protect america and to prevent another attack like occurred at the pentagon or on the twin towers . and they're going to do their darnedest to make sure that it doesn't happen again.
>> daniel j. murphy in his