Museum Planned on Eastern LI to Honor Navy SEALs

SAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -

A new museum is being planned at a county park on eastern Long Island to honor Navy SEALs.

Officials say the museum could open in 2018.

It will be named for Lt. Michael P. Murphy. The Medal of Honor recipient died along with 18 others in a gun battle in eastern Afghanistan in June 2005.

The museum would be the third honoring SEALs. The others are in Fort Pierce, Florida, and Coronado, California.

New York state Sen. Thomas Croci says a $400,000 state grant will help fund the project. The total cost is estimated at up to $4 million. A foundation named for Murphy will lead the fundraising project.