Sunday, October 26, 2008

Navy Petty Officer Mike Monsoor

See below for an amazing story about an amazingly selfless individual. This story has been circulating via email. There is a video-tribute to Mike Monsoor and some more information about him on Here's the link:

There is also more information about him on Wikipedia. Here's the link:

It seems funny how I read the newspaper and watch the news everyday and only heard a brief blurb about this man. Something like "Medal of Honor for Navy Seal in Iraq". I guess the mainstream media editors don't feel that such a story was worth featuring. Or maybe I just missed it.

This should have been front page news all across the country. Surely they could have made some space between Britney Spears, OJ Simpson and polar bears trapped on icebergs.

The story:

Navy Petty Officer Mike Monsoor

PO2 (EOD2) 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 twos, 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 every day.

Since the media won't make this news, I choose to make it news by forwarding it onto you guys. I am proud of our military and the men and women who serve in it. They represent the highest and finest values of this country.

The media never reports this type thing - please forward it to a few of your friends...

God bless the men and women in our Military.

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