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05-07-11, 09:09 PM #1
Destroyer named after fallen NAVY SEAL Medal of Honor recipientUnder clear, blue skies, a ship dedicated to fallen Medal of Honor recipient and Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy was christened Saturday by his mother, Maureen, at Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. "I feel not only Michael's presence, but that ship embodies the spirits of Michael and his teammates," Murphy's father, Daniel, told CNN.
Following tradition, Murphy's mother cracked a bottle of champagne against the hull of the USS Michael Murphy.
"Happy Birthday, son!" Murphy's mom said on what would have been her son's 35th birthday. His life was cut short in the mountains of Afghanistan in 2005.
Dr. Josh Appel, an Air Force Reserve flight surgeon, helped retrieve Murphy's body after a firefight that claimed the lives of 18 other troops, including 2 SEALs from Murphy's team.
05-08-11, 12:11 AM #2
Marcus Luttrell documented Murphy's heroic actions in "Lone Survivor." He also skewered the press in that book. Which is why I guess that the best selling book describing what Murphy sacrificed wasn't even mentioned by the Communist News Network in the story about him.Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.
That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.
If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.
I intend to go in harm's way. -John Paul Jones
Hunt the wolf, and bring light to the dark places that others fear to go. LT COL Dave Grossman
05-08-11, 12:29 AM #3
There is another book out about this courageous young man and his teammates. It's called SEAL of Honor. I hope to someday be able to read it, just as I have read Lone Survivor.
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05-08-11, 11:02 PM #4
Well deserved honor. May the USS Michael Murphy always have fair winds and following seas. May she and her crew live up to their namesake.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
05-10-11, 10:08 PM #5Officer First Class
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