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(Huffington Post)   The USS Michael Murphy is being commissioned today for a New York hero. Stop for a moment, read, and pay your respects   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 66
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2012-10-06 12:07:19 PM
FTA: Navy vessels traditionally bear the names of states or cities or noted Americans, such as former presidents John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Theodore Roosevelt. Others have been named for notable leaders like former senator and astronaut John Glenn or naval titans like former Adm. Hyman Rickover. The Navy announced this year that it would name a combat ship in honor of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a mass shooting in Arizona in 2011.

Not always. They forgot the five Sullivan Brothers from WWII.

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2012-10-06 01:04:04 PM
Well, Wildfire was a decent enough song.
 
2012-10-06 01:37:58 PM
Pretty sure there are a lot of naval vessels named after Navy Cross or MOH winners, not that it isn't notable every time.
 
2012-10-06 01:39:18 PM
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RIP Michael Murphy
 
2012-10-06 01:41:06 PM
It's in the huffington post, so while I'd be happy to both stop for a moment AND pay my respects, I will not read the article.
 
2012-10-06 01:41:48 PM
How long until we have the USS McDonalds or USS Taco Bell?
 
2012-10-06 01:46:33 PM

platkat: It's in the huffington post, so while I'd be happy to both stop for a moment AND pay my respects, I will not read the article.


They can take my mouse clicks from my cold, dead hands?
 
2012-10-06 01:47:23 PM
In before the trollswarm.........awwww crap
 
2012-10-06 01:47:29 PM
That guy looked like he was a major badass
 
2012-10-06 01:48:16 PM
Going to correct my earlier post to say I should have put "recipients" not "winners."
 
2012-10-06 01:49:39 PM

Carlip: How long until we have the USS McDonalds or USS Taco Bell?


That's why they need $700B more for the budget.
 
2012-10-06 01:50:02 PM
I'm truly good with this. In fact it should be the new tradition.
Give the elementary schools to the astronauts and political geniuses. Give the war machines to the soldiers/sailors/marines/airmen who died serving the rest of us.

/veteran
 
2012-10-06 01:50:14 PM

Malcolm_Sex: That guy looked like he was a major badass


Fact: there are no Majors in the US Navy.
 
2012-10-06 01:50:39 PM

AirForceVet: FTA: Navy vessels traditionally bear the names of states or cities or noted Americans, such as former presidents John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Theodore Roosevelt. Others have been named for notable leaders like former senator and astronaut John Glenn or naval titans like former Adm. Hyman Rickover. The Navy announced this year that it would name a combat ship in honor of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a mass shooting in Arizona in 2011.

Not always. They forgot the five Sullivan Brothers from WWII.



Are you suggesting that they were not notable Americans?
 
2012-10-06 01:51:02 PM
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2012-10-06 01:53:15 PM
that was one fearsome battle that Lt Murphy and his team was involved in. According to the book his teammate wrote, they faced odds of around 35-1
 
2012-10-06 01:55:52 PM
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2012-10-06 01:57:55 PM
I wonder when there will be a U.S.S. Jamal Abdullah, or a U.S.S. Xao Zhang...someone please let me know if there are any such anti-WASPish names for ships out there please.
 
2012-10-06 02:02:42 PM
This is an amazing honor. But I couldn't quite tell from the story why he is singled out from all those who died in the battle? Because he made the call knowing he would be shot? I'm honestly not being snarky. I just feel a little bad for the other men who died with him.
 
2012-10-06 02:03:20 PM
First thing I thought of was Charlie Murphy
 
2012-10-06 02:05:51 PM
I'm fairly certain Michael Murphy would have rather we not went to war at all and not get a boat named after him...
 
2012-10-06 02:09:45 PM
I feel so much freer since we invaded Afghanistan and Iraq. Yay freedom.
 
2012-10-06 02:10:31 PM
Knowing that naming a ship is a very involved process with many regulations, I'm glad there's an opening for some scrappy vessels to be named after sailors and marines (maybe).

Having served in the USAF and in the bomber business, I've always wondered what happened to the heady days of naming your mighty aircraft after buxom ladies with sex appeal. I actually know why that stopped and I don't necessarily agree with the decision. Here's to the men and women of the USS Michael Murphy living up to the Navy tradition and bringing honor to his name.
 
2012-10-06 02:13:00 PM

betelgeux: Here's to the men and women of the USS Michael Murphy living up to the Navy tradition and bringing honor to his name getting their asses shot off for gabbing on the phone all goddamned day in some sand dune where brown people don't want you.

 
2012-10-06 02:21:18 PM

AriaDawn: This is an amazing honor. But I couldn't quite tell from the story why he is singled out from all those who died in the battle? Because he made the call knowing he would be shot? I'm honestly not being snarky. I just feel a little bad for the other men who died with him.


Scroll up 4 posts from yours and read the citation. Should answer your question.
 
2012-10-06 02:23:38 PM

gopher321: I wonder when there will be a U.S.S. Jamal Abdullah, or a U.S.S. Xao Zhang...someone please let me know if there are any such anti-WASPish names for ships out there please.


Welcome aboard the destroyer USS Chung-Hoon
 
2012-10-06 02:24:52 PM
I'll bet you're a "like whore" on Facebook. "Like if you support our heroes; keep scrolling if you're a baby-killer." Don't tell me what to do, asswipe. I can decide to pay my respects without being told to do so.
 
2012-10-06 02:31:38 PM

thibor: that was one fearsome battle that Lt Murphy and his team was involved in. According to the book his teammate wrote, they faced odds of around 35-1


Yeah, but with SEALS there: that's more like 1:1 or 1:2.
 
2012-10-06 02:35:43 PM
In before someone posts that stupid graphic that compares him to Whitney Houston, and spells both of their names incorrectly.
 
2012-10-06 02:37:31 PM
new york city sucks big time
 
2012-10-06 02:38:13 PM

AirForceVet: FTA: Navy vessels traditionally bear the names of states or cities or noted Americans, such as former presidents John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Theodore Roosevelt. Others have been named for notable leaders like former senator and astronaut John Glenn or naval titans like former Adm. Hyman Rickover. The Navy announced this year that it would name a combat ship in honor of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a mass shooting in Arizona in 2011.

Not always. They forgot the five Sullivan Brothers from WWII.

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And bugs. They forgot bugs.
 
2012-10-06 02:40:06 PM
Carries anti-ship rockets. It's a ship. F*ck.
 
2012-10-06 02:46:01 PM

Is it just me or do other vets wonder what to say when some shiatbird walks up and says, "Thank you for your service." ? I've always been tempted to ask, "Where the Fark were you?" The people who need to be thanked are no longer here to respond. You'll find them in rows at Arlington.

Yeah, like Dims do any more than pay lip service to the people in the military, while trying to use it at a lab for social experiments. And they wonder why the military always votes Republican.

Currently watching the Navy/Air Force game, and the "announcers" seem puzzled that neither team recruits high school football players, treats them to free cars and no-show jobs, feeds them 5th grade classes, and dumps them out the door if they get hurt.

 
2012-10-06 02:57:27 PM

Thunderboy: AirForceVet: FTA: Navy vessels traditionally bear the names of states or cities or noted Americans, such as former presidents John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Theodore Roosevelt. Others have been named for notable leaders like former senator and astronaut John Glenn or naval titans like former Adm. Hyman Rickover. The Navy announced this year that it would name a combat ship in honor of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a mass shooting in Arizona in 2011.

Not always. They forgot the five Sullivan Brothers from WWII.



Are you suggesting that they were not notable Americans?


As someone once pointed out, when someone asked the navy why they stopped naming submarines after fish, an admiral said, "Fish don't vote..."
 
2012-10-06 03:00:51 PM

daxxenos: Is it just me or do other vets wonder what to say when some shiatbird walks up and says, "Thank you for your service." ? I've always been tempted to ask, "Where the Fark were you?" The people who need to be thanked are no longer here to respond. You'll find them in rows at Arlington. Yeah, like Dims do any more than pay lip service to the people in the military, while trying to use it at a lab for social experiments. And they wonder why the military always votes Republican. Currently watching the Navy/Air Force game, and the "announcers" seem puzzled that neither team recruits high school football players, treats them to free cars and no-show jobs, feeds them 5th grade classes, and dumps them out the door if they get hurt.


The guy I know who goes out of his way to tell service members and vets "Thank you for your service" is an Army veteran who did his time in the middle east himself. You dishonor his service by posting what you did.

When someone thanks you for your service, you thank them politely and show some gratitude that they value your sacrifice.
 
2012-10-06 03:10:40 PM
/csb

I was on watch on the officers brow of the USS Nimitz when we had the funeral service for the president of the Medal of Honor Society. This was the same person that introduced President Bush at the ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. It was truly awe inspiring when a group of about 40 MoH awardees came aboard. Seeing those men and their medals is something I will never forget.

/end csb
 
2012-10-06 03:10:42 PM

Carlip: How long until we have the USS McDonalds or USS Taco Bell?


Not sure but how about the USS Slap The shiat Outta That Asshole Carlip
 
2012-10-06 03:18:10 PM

ajgeek: I'm truly good with this. In fact it should be the new tradition.
Give the elementary schools to the astronauts and political geniuses. Give the war machines to the soldiers/sailors/marines/airmen who died serving the rest of us.

/veteran


This. And no more ships named for politicians. (And I say that having served in the USS John W. Weeks, DD-701, named for a Secretary of War).

"To the everlasting glory of the infantry shines the name of Rodger Young."
 
2012-10-06 03:18:47 PM

Beerguy: [www.maritimequest.com image 744x962]


Thank you, that's all that really needs to be said.
 
2012-10-06 03:22:11 PM

daxxenos: Is it just me or do other vets wonder what to say when some shiatbird walks up and says, "Thank you for your service." ? I've always been tempted to ask, "Where the Fark were you?" The people who need to be thanked are no longer here to respond. You'll find them in rows at Arlington. Yeah, like Dims do any more than pay lip service to the people in the military, while trying to use it at a lab for social experiments. And they wonder why the military always votes Republican. Currently watching the Navy/Air Force game, and the "announcers" seem puzzled that neither team recruits high school football players, treats them to free cars and no-show jobs, feeds them 5th grade classes, and dumps them out the door if they get hurt.


Wow. As an active duty Marine who did three tours in Iraq and votes Democrat most of the time, you are a douchebag. In my experience, the people who are appreciative either can't serve, did and got out, or have children/relatives serving.

And no matter what, you should be thanking the people willing to go out of their way to show appreciation and move on.
 
2012-10-06 03:35:25 PM

rico567: ajgeek: I'm truly good with this. In fact it should be the new tradition.
Give the elementary schools to the astronauts and political geniuses. Give the war machines to the soldiers/sailors/marines/airmen who died serving the rest of us.

/veteran

This. And no more ships named for politicians. (And I say that having served in the USS John W. Weeks, DD-701, named for a Secretary of War).

"To the everlasting glory of the infantry shines the name of Rodger Young."


Why, precisely, are we planning to name a ship after Giffords? I mean, I'm familiar with the process that it takes to get a ship named, but the justification for naming one after her? She got shot. She survived. BFD. Go to an inner-city ER, you'll find any number of shooting victims.

What's next, the USS Trayvon Martin?
 
2012-10-06 03:40:42 PM

gopher321: I wonder when there will be a U.S.S. Jamal Abdullah, or a U.S.S. Xao Zhang...someone please let me know if there are any such anti-WASPish names for ships out there please.


USS Gonzales

The first ship named for an African American was USS Harmon (DE-678), 1943-1967

a number of ships were named for African Americans:

USS George Washington Carver (SSBN-656), 1966-1993
USS Jesse L. Brown (DE-1089, later FF-1089 and FFT-1089), 1973-1994.
USS Miller (DE-1091, later FF-1091), 1973-199___.
USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG-60), 1987-___.
USS Pinckney (DDG 91) 2004- ___.
just to name a few
 
2012-10-06 03:51:00 PM

daxxenos: Is it just me or do other vets wonder what to say when some shiatbird walks up and says, "Thank you for your service." ? I've always been tempted to ask, "Where the Fark were you?" The people who need to be thanked are no longer here to respond. You'll find them in rows at Arlington. Yeah, like Dims do any more than pay lip service to the people in the military, while trying to use it at a lab for social experiments. And they wonder why the military always votes Republican. Currently watching the Navy/Air Force game, and the "announcers" seem puzzled that neither team recruits high school football players, treats them to free cars and no-show jobs, feeds them 5th grade classes, and dumps them out the door if they get hurt.


You sound like the kind of person who signs up for the Armed Forces because you like shooting brown people.
 
2012-10-06 03:52:12 PM
This Michael Murphy is the guy the CrossFit WOD "Murph" is named after. Based on that I'm tempted to say, "Fark him," but I am too humbled by his service and scared of his ghost.

1 mile run
100 pull-ups
200 push-ups
300 squats
1 mile run

Naturally Michael Murphy didn't call this workout "Murph." He called it "Body Armor" because he liked to wear twenty pounds of body armor while doing it.
 
2012-10-06 03:56:05 PM
USS Walter Mondale.
 
2012-10-06 04:12:44 PM

Carlip: How long until we have the USS McDonalds or USS Taco Bell?


Has anyone pointed out that you're an ASSHAT for trivializing this guy sacrificing his life to save his team members??? Dickhead!
 
2012-10-06 04:14:23 PM

Morgellons, Absurdity: daxxenos: Is it just me or do other vets wonder what to say when some shiatbird walks up and says, "Thank you for your service." ? I've always been tempted to ask, "Where the Fark were you?" The people who need to be thanked are no longer here to respond. You'll find them in rows at Arlington. Yeah, like Dims do any more than pay lip service to the people in the military, while trying to use it at a lab for social experiments. And they wonder why the military always votes Republican. Currently watching the Navy/Air Force game, and the "announcers" seem puzzled that neither team recruits high school football players, treats them to free cars and no-show jobs, feeds them 5th grade classes, and dumps them out the door if they get hurt.

You sound like the kind of person who signs up for the Armed Forces because you like shooting brown people.


I enlisted in the Corps when Clinton was hiding in England, it was "suggested" that we not wear our uniforms in public, "admit" you were in the Service, the Democrats in congress now were burning down draft boards, picketing recruiting offices, we were getting paid $55 every two weeks, and we had to be smuggled back into the country when we came back from a "deployment."

That is going to leave a small bitterness... Hence, "Where the FARK were you!" comes to mind...

 
2012-10-06 04:26:25 PM

daxxenos: I enlisted in the Corps when Clinton was hiding in England, it was "suggested" that we not wear our uniforms in public, "admit" you were in the Service, the Democrats in congress now were burning down draft boards, picketing recruiting offices, we were getting paid $55 every two weeks, and we had to be smuggled back into the country when we came back from a "deployment."

That is going to leave a small bitterness... Hence, "Where the FARK were you!" comes to mind...


You sound like a very pleasant and well-adjusted person.
 
2012-10-06 04:39:33 PM
FTA: Already wounded, Murphy left a protected position and went to a clearing where he was exposed to gunfire to get a clear signal to contact Bagram Airfield for backup. He was killed along with 16 of his rescuers whose helicopter was shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade on June 28, 2005.

Does anybody else find it odd that his "deliberate, heroic act" got 16 more men killed and saved not one person? I mean, this guy is without question a hero and there's no way I could have done what he did but naming a warship after a man whose act of heroism led to the deaths of 16 soldiers just seems strange. Seven men have received posthumous Medals of Honor for their actions in Iraq or Afghanistan, three of whom died after diving on live grenades. Why not one of them?
 
2012-10-06 04:49:19 PM

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are those the pirates obama had killed? i'm not sure i get the joke.
 
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