USS Michael Murphy commissioned in Manhattan
VideosUSS Michael Murphy sets sail
They were the words his father knew would bring him to tears. Words his mother wondered whether she could muster the grit to utter aloud.
Seven years after her son perished in a desperate battle on an Afghanistan mountainside, the mother of slain Navy SEAL Michael Murphy Saturday ordered the crew of a warship named in his honor to breathe life into its 9,200 tons of steel and firepower.