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    Destroyer named after fallen NAVY SEAL Medal of Honor recipient

    Under 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.
    More here: Navy ship dedicated to fallen SEAL - CNN.com

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    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.
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    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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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    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.
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