The Michael Murphy's mast box contains the following items:
- Three United States Quarters to represent:
State of New York (2001) LT Murphy's home state
State of California (2005) Year of Operation Red Wings
State of Washington (2007) Year LT Michael Murphy earned the Medal of Honor
- One United States Dime (2000) to represent the year LT Murphy was commissioned as a United States Naval Officer.
- One United States Nickle (2002) to represent the year that LT Muprhy attained his SEAL qualification.
- Twenty United States Pennies to represent the birth year of each of the members of Operation Red Wings.
- One United States Penny to represent the birth year of Ms. Maureen Murphy, LT Murphy's mother
- One United States Penny to represent the birth year of Mr. Daniel Murphy, LT Murphy's father.