A destroyer named after Lt. Michael Murphy of Patchogue arrived Friday morning into New York Harbor for its commissioning next week, reports Newsday.
Murphy was a part of a four-member SEAL team, and was shot on June 29, 2005. Murphy has been posthumously honored with the ship, numerous awards and even a workout named after him.
The destroyer, which was previously christened in May 2011, recently left a shipyard in Maine after going back into the dry dock for additional work.
The ship's commissioning is taking place Oct. 6 at Pier 88 in Manhattan at 10 a.m. The commissioning ceremony is invitation only, but the Navy plans to stream the event live on its website.
The 510-foot warship is intended to be stationed at Pearl Harbor. The ship is reported to be open to the public at Pier 88 on Oct. 2, 3 and 8 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Source: Newsday (Subscription)