Sunday, December 21, 2008
Navy Petty Officer Mike Monsoor
PO2 (EOD2)(Explosive Ordnance Disposal) 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
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, SEAL's 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
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
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 .
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.
God Bless our Troops