Navy destroyer named after Murphy, Penn State alumnus and Navy SEAL

Penn State alumnus, Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient Michael P. Murphy had a Navy destroyer named in his honor. His mother, Maureen Murphy, christened the ship in a ceremony held May 8. Murphy died a hero during a firefight with Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan in 2005.

More information on the naming of the ship and Murphy's heroic actions are available at http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/05/08/eveningnews/main20060929.shtml online.

Recently, the Penn State Senior Class voted to honor Murphy by choosing The Lt. Michael P. Murphy/Penn State Veterans Plaza as their senior class gift. For more information on Penn State's 2011 class gift, visit http://live.psu.edu/story/49567 online.

For information and photos of a ceremony held in honor of Murphy before the start of the Penn State-Ohio State football game on Oct. 27, 2007, go to http://live.psu.edu/story/26921 online.

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Last Updated May 31, 2011