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USS Michael Murphy to be Commissioned

Only weeks after the dedication of the Michael P. Murphy memorial, the United States Navy is commissioning a warship in the fallen hero’s namesake.

On Saturday morning, the Navy will commission its newest guided-missile destroyer, the USS Michael Murphy, into active duty. The 509 foot vessel honors the Penn State alum who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroics in Afghanistan in June of 2005. The warship will hold a crew of 279 men and women.

The ceremony will commence at 10 a.m. and take place at Pier 88 in Manhattan, N.Y.

Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations offered the following words via press release:

“USS Michael Murphy, the most flexible, lethal and multi-mission capable ship of its kind, represents the backbone of our surface combatant fleet. It is one of the best destroyers in the world.  This ship will operate forward around the globe, assuring allies, projecting power and defending our nation.  And, like its namesake Lt. Michael Murphy, this ship will serve to protect, influence and win in an era of uncertainty.”

The U.S. Navy will live-streaming Saturday morning’s event here.

For more information on the USS Michael Murphy, see here.

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