On the same day as the commissioning of the warship named after Lt. Michael Murphy of Patchogue, a feature-length documentary based on his life is also premiering in New York City.
MURPH: The Protector, will screen Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue in Manhattan.
According to the film's website, Murphy's story is told by his friends, family and teammates. Tickets are being sold online for $20 a seat, and net proceeds from the event are to benefit the Crew Scholarship Fund.
The film is suitable for all audiences, and additional cities and dates for screening are being announced in the Fall.
Murphy was a part of a four-member SEAL team, and was shot on June 29, 2005. Murphy has been posthumously honored with the warship, numerous awards and even a workout named after him.