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    Naval Warship USS Michael Murphy Commissioned in NYC


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     GaryofNYC photographed the commissioning of the Naval Warship in New York City on October 6. He says there was a mixture of emotions on the pier as people remembered Lt. Michael Murphy and his SEAL team, as well as the 16 others who perished while trying to rescue the commander during an ambush in Afghanistan in 2005. Two other SEALS and 16 American Special Operations Forces soldiers were killed in the fighting. Murphy was the first American awarded the Medal of Honor during the Afghanistan War.
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    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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