30 Sep '12, 12am

#Navy ship named after slain NY SEAL arrives in Manhattan #nyc

A 510-foot Navy destroyer bearing the name of Michael P. Murphy, a SEAL who was killed in Afghanistan and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, slipped into foggy New York Harbor Friday morning to await its commissioning at a Manhattan ceremony one week from Saturday. The USS Michael Murphy was named in honor of Lt. Michael P. Murphy, who was slain in a 2005 ambush while hunting for a Taliban leader in the rugged mountains of eastern Afghanistan. Murphy was posthumously given the Medal of Honor -- the nation's highest military award -- at a White House ceremony in 2007. The 1994 Patchogue-Medford High School graduate, who sacrificed his life trying to get help for his four-member reconnaissance team, was the first member of the Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War. Advertisement Having a ship bear someone's name is one of the rarest of military honors. The U....

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