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CDR Phil "Smurf" Murphy, USNR

757vq06

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My Dad was killed in a car accident on February 7, 1998 while pulled over helping a broken down motorist.

At the time of the accident he was a Reservist flying the C-9B for VR-57 at NAS North Island, San Diego and a F/O with Alaska Airlines. He flew the S-3A in active duty with the VS-32 Maulers and the VS-41 Shamrocks and did two cruises on the USS America.

If anybody reading this knew my Dad by any chance, I would love to hear from you! I just swore in to the BDCP program with a SNA slot and will be proudly following in his footsteps.
 

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NAVYBM2

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Congrats on your selection! I am sorry for your loss, as late as it may be!
Fair Winds and Following Seas
 

BusyBee604

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RIP CDR Smurf

My Dad was killed in a car accident on February 7, 1998 while pulled over helping a broken down motorist.

At the time of the accident he was a Reservist flying the C-9B for VR-57 at NAS North Island, San Diego and a F/O with Alaska Airlines. He flew the S-3A in active duty with the VS-32 Maulers and the VS-41 Shamrocks and did two cruises on the USS America.

If anybody reading this knew my Dad by any chance, I would love to hear from you! I just swore in to the BDCP program with a SNA slot and will be proudly following in his footsteps.
757, didn't know your Dad...but I pass my sincerest condolences on your loss. It is all the more tragic in that he lost his life attempting to help a stranger in trouble.

One thing I can assure you is that your Dad is very proud of you in your career venture, and will always be with you with a proud smile and big "thumbs up" as you proceed in his footsteps. I know, as my eldest Son Michael is a Navy CDR, and it's such a rush for me following his career path and service. Best of luck in your Navy adventure!

Re: Spin Training...Opposiite rudder...Opposite rudder, Ooooorah!:bigeyes_1
BzB
 

Jim Davis

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Phil,

I wrote you a personal but just to keep this thread open , Phil Murphy was one of the best men I knew. It was an honor to call him my friend and it was a sad day for all of us when he died. Whenever I have an Alaska guy on my jumpseat I ask them if They knew Phil. Every one of them gets a smile on their face and we reminisce about him. Congratulations and I will tell my son to be on the lookout for you down in Pensacola. He gets there in October.
 

Squirt 59

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My Dad was killed in a car accident on February 7, 1998 while pulled over helping a broken down motorist.

At the time of the accident he was a Reservist flying the C-9B for VR-57 at NAS North Island, San Diego and a F/O with Alaska Airlines. He flew the S-3A in active duty with the VS-32 Maulers and the VS-41 Shamrocks and did two cruises on the USS America.

If anybody reading this knew my Dad by any chance, I would love to hear from you! I just swore in to the BDCP program with a SNA slot and will be proudly following in his footsteps.
My Dad was killed in a car accident on February 7, 1998 while pulled over helping a broken down motorist.

At the time of the accident he was a Reservist flying the C-9B for VR-57 at NAS North Island, San Diego and a F/O with Alaska Airlines. He flew the S-3A in active duty with the VS-32 Maulers and the VS-41 Shamrocks and did two cruises on the USS America.

If anybody reading this knew my Dad by any chance, I would love to hear from you! I just swore in to the BDCP program with a SNA slot and will be proudly following in his footsteps.
I met your Dad in VS-41 in August 1983. He was a student and I was there awaiting orders to Pensacola. We did SERE school together that month at Warner Springs. Yup, I actually went to SERE school before flight school. Probably no one has ever done that. A bit of a personal story there. We buddied up to build a two-man tent made out of parachute canopy. I later saw him at VR-57 in January 1995. I was trying to join the squadron. He was a great guy and I was truly shocked when I heard of his accident from a friend at VR-57. I assume you are well into your Naval Aviator career by now. Good luck to you.
 
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