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Navy Honors SEAL With New Destroyer

Thursday, 04 October 2012 12:32 PM EDT

The U.S. Navy is set to commission its newest destroyer with the name of a lieutenant from New York who became the first American awarded the Medal of Honor in Afghanistan.

A ceremony is scheduled for Saturday in New York City to commission the USS Michael Murphy.

The 29-year-old Long Island native was killed in 2005 along with two fellow SEALs during an ambush. Murphy is credited with exposing himself to enemy fire to call in a request for assistance.

Sixteen of his rescuers also died when their helicopter was shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade. The only SEAL to survive has since written a book about the battle.

A movie starring Mark Wahlberg and Taylor Kitsch is being made about the firefight.

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