This is Army Sgt. Michael Murphrey. He completed multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. On his third tour, he made the ultimate sacrifice on 6 September, 2009. The 25-year-old from Snyder, Texas, was killed in Paktika province, Afghanistan, after enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.
This is Michael...father...soldier...patriot
To honor his sacrifice, his older sister submitted his name for consideration to the Patriotic Pony Program. The idea behind Patriotic Ponies, from the Hero's Rock website: "When a wounded warrior comes home, his family shares the journey of recovery. It is often a long and tedious journey. The Fisher House provides free housing for families of wounded warriors. With that in mind….Hero’s Rock has created the “Patriotic Pony” pledging this nations love and support to our wounded warriors and their families."
"The horses are community projects, constructed and painted by many volunteers, from every walk of life. it shows the people at the Fisher Houses that there are people across the country that care about them and have their backs" scott snyder