Lt. Michael Murphy
The USS Michael Murphy, which was commissioned in October, was greeted by hundreds of people, including 30 Navy SEALs, hula dancers and a brass band, as it arrived in Pearl Harbor Wednesday.
The USS Michael Murphy, a 510-foot destroyer, is being commissioned this weekend in New York City for a Long Island native and Navy lieutenant who became the first American awarded the Medal of Honor during the Afghanistan War when he was killed along with two fellow SEALs during an ambush in 2005.
A Long Island town will honor a Navy SEAL killed in a 2005 firefight in Afghanistan on Thursday by presenting the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award to his family.
Suffolk County water officials said the typical hydrants can release more than 2,000 gallons of water per minute. Some hydrants remained open for hours causing flooding on roads and properties.
The mother of a Navy SEAL killed in a firefight in Afghanistan christened a warship bearing her son’s name on Saturday.