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SECNAV Names New Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Michael Murphy

From the Navy’s website:

LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (NNS) — Secretary of the Navy, Donald C. Winter announced on May 7 at a ceremony in Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y., the name of the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will be USS Michael Murphy. Designated as DDG 112, the name honors Lt. Michael Murphy who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during Operation Red Wing, in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005.

“Michael Murphy’s name which will be forever synonymous with astonishing courage under fire will now be associated with one of the U.S. Navy’s most technologically advanced, most powerful and most capable warships,” Winter said.

LT Murphy-along with two other members of his SEAL team-was killed in Afghanistan. The fourth member of the team, Marcus Luttrell, recounts the team’s mission in the book Lone Survivor (which is being made into a movie as well).

May the men and women who serve on board DDG 112 live up the the honor and courage of her namesake. God bless the Fleet.



Written by Coby Dillard

May 8, 2008 at 2:26 pm

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