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The Navy will commission the newest guided missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy this Saturday in New York. The ship honors Navy SEAL LT Michael Murphy, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan. Available in high definition.


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Date Taken:10.4.2012

Date Posted:10.4.2012 4:17PM

Category:Newscasts

Video ID:157528

VIRIN:121004-A-#####-010

Filename:DOD_100504526

Length:00:00:59

Location:NEW YORK, NY, USGlobe

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