July 09, 2008

Navy Petty Officer Mike Monsoor

Mike Monsoor, a Navy EOD Technician, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for jumping on a grenade in Iraq , giving his life to save his fellow Seals.

During Mike Monsoor's funeral in San Diego, as his coffin was being moved from the hearse to the grave site at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, SEALs were lined up on both sides of the pallbearers route forming a column of two's, with the coffin moving up the center. As Mike's coffin passed, each SEAL, having removed his gold Trident from his uniform, slapped it down embedding the Trident in the wooden coffin.

The slaps were audible from across the cemetery; by the time the coffin arrived grave side, it looked as though it had a gold inlay from all the Tridents pinned to it. This was a fitting send-off for a warrior hero.

This should be front-page news instead of the crap we see everyday.

Since the media won't make this news, I choose to make it news by forwarding it onto you guys. I am damn proud of our military. If you are proud too, please pass this on. If not then rest assured that these fine men and women of our military will continue to serve and protect.


Posted by BillyBudd at July 9, 2008 06:15 PM | TrackBack

God Bless him and may be rest in peace!

Posted by: Sioux at July 10, 2008 03:09 PM

God Bless our Military.
Prayers sent up for this Hero's family.

Posted by: Carol Bishop at July 14, 2008 10:29 AM

I wanted to say that Mike sounds like a great guy to have had on our side.
He knew what real friendship was about, and what an unselfish way to die.
I am proud to be an American with such brave men and women protecting us!
God Bless him, his fellow soldiers, and his family.

Jill Mann

Posted by: Jill Mann at July 21, 2008 02:24 PM

I was sent an email and the pictures did not show up so I googled Navy Petty Officer Mike Monsoor. I found so much info and pictures of such a wonderful, vibrant, handsom young man it brought tears to my eyes. It hit home with me that men like this are dying every day for the country I call home. My heart goes out to his family, everyone who has loved him or was loved by him.

Posted by: patricia at July 27, 2008 04:55 PM

I served in the Army, and considered myself to be fully dedicated. However, this is the selfless act that is found only in a true hero. I can not say what I'd have done. I am proud to be an American, but hardly feel worthy of the title in this man's shadow. God Bless him, his family, and those he saved. Gentlemen make the most of the time he gave you, but do not feel guilty. He made a choice.... a hero's choice.

Posted by: Nicole Lawver at July 31, 2008 09:49 PM