William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Saturday, 7, May, 2011

Michael Murphy DDG 112

Filed under: In Memoriam — williamthecoroner @ 22:04

The USS Lt. Michael Murphy, DDG 112 was launched at BIW today.  Murphy was a SEAL killed in Afghanistan in 2005, killed while calling in an airstrike to protect his fellow SEALs.  This would have been his 35th birthday, he was killed in Operation Red Wings when he was 29.  More information here.

Information about the christening here. BIW information is HERE

I lived in Maine, and was able to see two launchings.  It is really, really impressive seeing such a huge thing go into the water and float freely, and it’s even more impressive when it doesn’t whack into the bridge over the Kennebec River.


  1. A good kid and a good leader, he literally died for his men! God Bless Him!

    Comment by Old NFO — Sunday, 8, May, 2011 @ 01:47 | Reply

  2. I was there for the launch and was completely awestruck by the turnout and the respect this community has for our Trident Heroes and all men and women in uniform.
    Thanks to the BIW folks for the spectacular event and especially for Commander Chris for inviting me. I will not soon forget.

    Comment by Paul Dubay — Sunday, 8, May, 2011 @ 10:21 | Reply

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