Wednesday, March 24, 2010
ECU Class of 2002 Econ Grad Captain Rob Murphy
One of the greatest rewards of being a college professor is to be associated with young people and then to see what they become in life. Many remember you and maintain contact over the years. I don't know that I am prouder of any of my former students than Rob Murphy. He is now on his second tour of Afghanistan. His father was drafted and served in the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam. Now Rob has followed in his father's footsteps as a Captain in the same Brigade.
Here is an except from his most recent email:
"Funny how tactics change, last time was a search and destroy. This deployment is more about rebuilding, structure, and the COIN(Counter Insurgency) effort. We definitely have to get in the weeds and show the people we're here to help them."