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.READ MORE: COVID 1-Year: A Look Back On What's Been Lost And How Tri-State Has Persevered
The 510-foot battleship is named after Lt. Michael Murphy of Patchogue.
Murphy was the first American awarded the Medal of Honor during the Afghanistan War.READ MORE: Who Is Cuomo's Possible Successor, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul?
After a 2005 ambush in a mountainous region, a wounded Murphy was credited with risking his own life by moving into the open for a better position to transmit a call for help.
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