Sunday, March 22, 2009

True American Hero

I'd like to honor Navy Petty Officer Mike Monsoor. Mike threw himself on a grenade in Iraq to save the lives of a group of Navy Seals. Mike was not a Seal, he was EOD. 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 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. Mike was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, posthumously.
God Bless our Troops.
God Bless America.
I received these pictures and the story in an email. Facts are not verified, but I believe it. AFT

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