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Sailors aboard the USS Michael Murphy look at (Credit: Newsday/Thomas Ferrara)

Sailors aboard the USS Michael Murphy look at the Manhattan skyline as the ship sails on the Hudson River. (Oct. 1, 2012)

USS Michael Murphy named after LI Navy SEAL

An Aegis-class destroyer was named after Navy SEAL Michael Murphy, a Medal of Honor winner who was killed in action in 2005 in Afghanistan. Family and supporters gathered for the ship's christening and commissioning.

Quarter Master Chief Adam Congello of Westchester, tells
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Quarter Master Chief Adam Congello of Westchester, tells the story of the day Lt. Michael Murphy was killed in Afghanistan. The mess hall on the USS Michael Murphy has a Wall of Heroes in honor of Lt Murphy, members of his Seal Team that died, members of the Seal Team that tried to rescue him and his team, and the helicopter crew that were killed during the rescue attempt. Members of the media are taken of a tour of the USS Michael Murphy before the destroyers upcoming commissioning ceremony. (Oct. 4, 2012)

The mess hall on the USS Michael Murphy
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The mess hall on the USS Michael Murphy has a Wall of Heroes in honor of Lt Murphy, members of his Seal Team that died, members of the Seal Team that tried to rescue him and his team, and the helicopter crew that were killed during the rescue attempt. Members of the media are taken of a tour of the USS Michael Murphy before the destroyers upcoming commissioning ceremony. (Oct. 4, 2012)

QM2 John Ostgard of Alabama, left, andQMSA Josh
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QM2 John Ostgard of Alabama, left, andQMSA Josh Prewitt of Nahville, right, prepare signal flags on USS Michael Murphy before the destroyers upcoming commissioning ceremony. (Oct. 4, 2012)

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Gunners Mate 3 Lillian Collins maintains the 5
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Gunners Mate 3 Lillian Collins maintains the 5 inch gun on USS Michael Murphy before the destroyers upcoming commissioning ceremony. (Oct. 4, 2012)

Missile launching pad on the USS Michael Murphy.
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Missile launching pad on the USS Michael Murphy. Members of the media are taken of a tour of the USS Michael Murphy before the destroyers upcoming commissioning ceremony. (Oct. 4, 2012)

Members of the media are taken of a
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Members of the media are taken of a tour of the USS Michael Murphy before the destroyers upcoming commissioning ceremony. (Oct. 4, 2012)

Lieutenant Junior Grade Dan Martell of Connecticut mans
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Dan Martell of Connecticut mans the bridge of the USS Michael Murphy. Members of the media are taken of a tour of the USS Michael Murphy before the destroyers upcoming commissioning ceremony. (Oct. 4, 2012)

A hallway in the USS Michael Murphy has
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A hallway in the USS Michael Murphy has is lined with images, info, and the dress uniform shirt of Lt. Michael Murphy. Members of the media are taken of a tour of the USS Michael Murphy before the destroyers upcoming commissioning ceremony. (Oct. 4, 2012)

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A hallway in the USS Michael Murphy has
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A hallway in the USS Michael Murphy has is lined with images, info, and the dress uniform shirt of Lt. Michael Murphy. Members of the media are taken of a tour of the USS Michael Murphy before the destroyers upcoming commissioning ceremony.(Oct. 4, 2012)

Maureen Murphy speaks to members of the media
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Maureen Murphy speaks to members of the media as they are taken of a tour of the USS Michael Murphy before the destroyers upcoming commissioning ceremony. (Oct. 4, 2012)

Members of the media are taken of a
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Members of the media are taken of a tour of the USS Michael Murphy before the destroyers upcoming commissioning ceremony. (Oct. 4, 2012)

Members of the media are taken of a
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Members of the media are taken of a tour of the USS Michael Murphy before the destroyers upcoming commissioning ceremony. (Oct. 4, 2012)

Members of the media are taken of a
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Members of the media are taken of a tour of the USS Michael Murphy before the destroyers upcoming commissioning ceremony. (Oct. 4, 2012)

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Members of the media are taken of a
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Members of the media are taken of a tour of the USS Michael Murphy before the destroyers upcoming commissioning ceremony. (Oct. 4, 2012)

Dan Murphy, the father of slain Navy Seal
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Dan Murphy, the father of slain Navy Seal and Medal of Honor recipient Michael Murphy, sails from Staten Island to Manhattan's Pier 88 on board the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Michael Murphy, named for his son. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned on Saturday. October 1, 2012

Dan Murphy, the father of slain Navy Seal
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Dan Murphy, the father of slain Navy Seal and Medal of Honor recipient Michael Murphy, walks through the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Michael Murphy, named for his son. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned on Saturday. October 1, 2012

Dan Murphy, the father of slain Navy Seal
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Dan Murphy, the father of slain Navy Seal and Medal of Honor recipient Michael Murphy, walks through the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Michael Murphy, named for his son. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned on Saturday. October 1, 2012

Maureen Murphy, the mother of slain Navy Seal
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Maureen Murphy, the mother of slain Navy Seal and Medal of Honor recipient Michael Murphy, speak with crew members of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Michael Murphy, named for her son, The ship is scheduled to be commissioned on Saturday. October 1, 2012

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Sailors on board the USS Michael Murphy watch
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Sailors on board the USS Michael Murphy watch the NYC skyline as the ship makes its way up the Hudson River. (Oct. 1, 2012)

Sailors on board the USS Michael Murphy salute
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Sailors on board the USS Michael Murphy salute as the ship passes the World Trade Center construction site on the Hudson River. (Oct 1, 2012)

Dan Murphy, the father of slain Navy Seal
(Credit: newsday Thomas A. Ferrara)

Dan Murphy, the father of slain Navy Seal and Medal of Honor recipient Michael Murphy, sails from Staten Island to Manhattan's Pier 88 on board the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Michael Murphy, named for his son. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned on Saturday. October 1, 2012

Dan Murphy, the father of slain Navy Seal
(Credit: newsday Thomas A. Ferrara)

Dan Murphy, the father of slain Navy Seal and Medal of Honor recipient Michael Murphy, sails from Staten Island to Manhattan's Pier 88 on board the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Michael Murphy, named for his son. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned on Saturday. October 1, 2012

The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Michael Murphy, is
(Credit: newsday Thomas A. Ferrara)

The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Michael Murphy, is docked at Manhattan's Pier 88,next to the USS Intrepid. It is scheduled to be commissioned in New York on Saturday. (October 1, 2012)

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The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Michael Murphy, is
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The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Michael Murphy, is docked at Manhattan's Pier 88 where it is scheduled to be commissioned in New York on Saturday. (October 1, 2012)

Crew members on board the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer,
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Crew members on board the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Michael Murphy, as the ship sails to Manhattan's Pier 88 where it is scheduled to be commissioned in New York on Saturday. (October 1, 2012)

Crew members on board the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer,
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Crew members on board the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Michael Murphy, as the ship sails to Manhattan's Pier 88 where it is scheduled to be commissioned in New York on Saturday. (October 1, 2012)

Dan Murphy, the father of slain Navy Seal
(Credit: newsday Thomas A. Ferrara)

Dan Murphy, the father of slain Navy Seal and Medal of Honor recipient Michael Murphy, looks over a display of FDNY fire fighting equipment on board the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Michael Murphy, named for his son. Murphy wore an FDNY patch on his uniform in honor of 9/11 . The ship is scheduled to be commissioned on Saturday. (October 1, 2012)

Crew members on board the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer,
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Crew members on board the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Michael Murphy, as the ship sails to Manhattan's Pier 88 where it is scheduled to be commissioned in New York on Saturday. October 1, 2012

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Crew members on board the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer,
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Crew members on board the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Michael Murphy, salute as the ship passes ground zero. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned in New York on Saturday. October 1, 2012

Dan Murphy, the father of slain Navy Seal
(Credit: newsday Thomas A. Ferrara)

Dan Murphy, the father of slain Navy Seal and Medal of Honor recipient Michael Murphy, greets crew members on board the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Michael Murphy, named for his son. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned on Saturday. October 1, 2012

Sailors aboard the USS Michael Murphy salute as
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Sailors aboard the USS Michael Murphy salute as the ship passes the World Trade Center construction site on the Hudson River. (Oct 1, 2012)

Sailors aboard the USS Michael Murphy look at
(Credit: Newsday/Thomas Ferrara)

Sailors aboard the USS Michael Murphy look at the Manhattan skyline as the ship sails on the Hudson River. (Oct. 1, 2012)

Maureen Murphy, the mother of slain Navy Seal
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Maureen Murphy, the mother of slain Navy Seal and Medal of Honor recipient Michael Murphy, speaks with crew members of the USS Michael Murphy, named for her son. (Oct. 1, 2012)

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Dan Murphy aboard the the USS Michael Murphy,
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Dan Murphy aboard the the USS Michael Murphy, a new Navy destroyer named after his son, a Navy SEAL slain in Afghanistan in 2005. Lt. Michael P. Murphy was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the deadly ambush in Afghanistan. (Oct 1, 2012)

The USS Michael Murphy sails in the Atlantic
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The USS Michael Murphy sails in the Atlantic Ocean during its final trials before being put into service. (March 9, 2012)

U.S. Navy sailors man the rails of the
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U.S. Navy sailors man the rails of the guided-missile destroyer pre-commissioned USS Michael Murphy as it travels the Kennebec River en route to its commissioning ceremony in Manhattan scheduled for Oct. 6. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Former FDNY firefighter Owen O'Callaghan, along with other
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Former FDNY firefighter Owen O'Callaghan, along with other members of FDNY Engine 53, Ladder 43, attends the christening of the USS Michael Murphy at the General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. The ship is named for Lt. Michael P. Murphy, the Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient from Long Island, who wore Engine 53 / Ladder 43's patch on his uniform in battle in Afghanistan. (May 7, 2011)

From left, USN Admiral Eric T. Olson, Special
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From left, USN Admiral Eric T. Olson, Special Operations Command; Dan and Maureen Murphy, parents of Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Michael P. Murphy, and Adm. Gary Roughead, chief of naval operations, at the christening ceremony for DDG-112, The Arleigh Burke Class destroyer named for Michael Murphy. (May 7, 2011)

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The Christening ceremony for DDG-112, The Arleigh Burke
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The Christening ceremony for DDG-112, The Arleigh Burke Class destroyer that is named for Navy Seal and Medal of honor recipient Michael Murphy. (May 7, 2011)

Commander Thomas E. Shultz, USN and Maureen Murphy,
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Commander Thomas E. Shultz, USN and Maureen Murphy, mother of Medal of Honor recipient Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy, use a sword to cut a cake after the Christening ceremony for DDG-112, The Arleigh Burke Class destroyer that is named for her son. (May 7, 2011)

Confetti flies during the Christening ceremony for DDG-112,
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Confetti flies during the Christening ceremony for DDG-112, The Arleigh Burke Class destroyer that is named for Michael Murphy. The christening ceremony, which was held on michael's birthday, took place at the General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. May 7, 2011. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

First Class Petty Officer Adam Contello, USN holds
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First Class Petty Officer Adam Contello, USN holds Michael Murphy's Medal of Honor durng the christening ceremony for DDG-112, The Arleigh Burke Class destroyer that is named for Michael Murphy. The christening ceremony, which was held on michael's birthday, took place at the General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. May 7, 2011. Contello is a member of the crew of the USS Michael Murphy. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

As Commander Thomas E. Shultz, USN looks on,
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As Commander Thomas E. Shultz, USN looks on, Maureen Murphy, mother of Medal of Honor recipient, and Navy Seal Lt. Michael P. Murphy holds aloft the smashed bottle of champagne she used to Christen DDG-112, The Arleigh Burke Class destroyer that is named for her son. The christening ceremony, which took place on michael's birthday, took place at the General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. May 7, 2011. Commander Shultz is the prospective Commanding officer of the USS Michael Murphy. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

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05/07/11 New York,NY At the firehouse of Engine
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05/07/11 New York,NY At the firehouse of Engine 53, Ladder 43, El Barrio's Bravest in East Harlem - a handmade memorial for Michael Murphy, a SEAL who was killed in action in action in Afghanistan is in the back of the firehouse . The christening taking place today in Maine was attended by several firefighters from this company.

05/07/11 New York,NY At the firehouse of Engine
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05/07/11 New York,NY At the firehouse of Engine 53, Ladder 43, El Barrio's Bravest in East Harlem - a firefighter who did not want to be identified wears the patch that is being worn at the boat christening for Michale Murphy, a SEAL who was killed in action in Afghanistan . The christening taking place today in Maine was attended by several firefighters from this company.

FDNY Lt. Tony Montaruli of Engine 53, Ladder
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FDNY Lt. Tony Montaruli of Engine 53, Ladder 43 was on hand with other department members at the General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works in Bath Maine for the christening of the USS Michael Murphy. (May 7, 2011)

Confetti flies during the christening ceremony for DDG-112,
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Confetti flies during the christening ceremony for DDG-112, the Arleigh Burke Class destroyer that is named for Michael Murphy. The christening ceremony, which was held on Michael's birthday, took place at the General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. (May 7, 2011)

First Class Petty Officer Adam Contello, USN holds
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First Class Petty Officer Adam Contello, USN holds Michael Murphy's Medal of Honor durng the christening ceremony for DDG-112, The Arleigh Burke Class destroyer that is named for Michael Murphy. The christening ceremony, which was held on michael's birthday, took place at the General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. May 7, 2011. Contello is a member of the crew of the USS Michael Murphy. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

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Maureen Murphy, mother of Medal of Honor recipient
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Maureen Murphy, mother of Medal of Honor recipient and U.S. Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy, christens the ship bearing his name during a ceremony at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine on what would've been Murphy's 35th birthday. (May 7, 2011)

Maureen Murphy, mother of Medal of Honor recipient
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Maureen Murphy, mother of Medal of Honor recipient and Navy Seal Lt. Michael P. Murphy, smashes a bottle of champagne across the bow of the DDG-112, a Arleigh Burke Class destroyer that is named for her son. The christening ceremony took place at the General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. (May 7, 2011)

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