- Posted October 6, 2012 by
New York, New York
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Naval Warship USS Michael Murphy Commissioned in NYC
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
Today was a banner day for the US Navy, as the fallen Navy SEAL warrior Lt. Michael Murphy was honored in Manhattan with a warship bearing his name. The USS Michael Murphy was commissioned today by the Navy into active service. NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at the ceremony, as well as Congressman Peter King, Senator Charles Schumer and a host of military and political dignitaries. Lt. Murphy's mother, Maureen, father Daniel and other relatives were in attendance, as well as the families of 16 other service members killed in the mission to extract Lt. Murphy and his four man SEAL team. One Navy SEAL, Marcus Luttrell survived the mission.
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