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Friday, May 13, 2011

Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy

Class 236
Michael P. Murphy  (Top Row, Left)



USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), and the final ship
of the original 62-ship procurement of the DDG 51 class shipbuilding
program, on its way to New York for commissioning ceremony on October 6, 2012.
(Navy photo released.)

NEW YORK (Oct. 6, 2012) Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 1st Class Thomas Kinn, assigned to the U.S. Navy Parachute Demonstration Team, The Leap Frogs, flies an American flag over the commissioning ceremony of the guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) at Manhattan's pier 88. The new destroyer honors the late Lt. (SEAL) Michael P. Murphy, a New York native who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat as leader of a four-man reconnaissance team in Afghanistan. Murphy was the first person to be awarded the medal for actions in Afghanistan, and the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War. The ship will be based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The U.S. Navy has a 237-year heritage of defending freedom and projecting and protecting U.S. interests around the globe. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Scorza/Released)

Operation Red Wing Medal of Honor Park
Hawaii





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