Long Island fire department dedicates truck to fallen Afghan war vet

NORTH PATCHOGUE, Long Island (WABC) -- There was a special ceremony on Long Island Sunday to honor a fallen Afghan war vet.

The North Patchogue Fire Department dedicated a fire truck to Lieutenant Michael Murphy.

Murphy was a North Patchogue resident and a Medal of Honor recipient. He was killed in the line of duty in 2005.

Members of the department say it is an honor to commemorate a man who served our country.

Lieutenant Murphy's parents attended the ceremony.

His mother broke a ceremonial bottle of champagne over the fire engine's front bumper.

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