Thursday, April 24, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 

News

Ship Named For Fallen LI Navy SEAL In Port On SI

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Ship Named For Fallen LI Navy SEAL In Port On SI
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

The Navy pays tribute to a fallen hero from Long Island.

A new Navy destroyer has been commissioned in the name of Navy SEAL Lieutenant Michael Murphy.

The ship is currently in port on Staten Island.

It will be open for tours on Sunday before it moves to Pier 88 in Manhattan.

Once there, it will be open to the public next Tuesday and Wednesday before being officially commissioned that Saturday.

Lieutenant Murphy died in 2005.

He was a Navy SEAL who was killed in Afghanistan while calling for reinforcements during an extended fire fight with more than 40 Taliban.

Murphy and three other SEALs killed 35 members of the opposition before three of them perished.

10.11.12.242 ClientIP: 54.198.139.141, 23.62.6.93 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP