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Old 07-20-2008, 10:22 PM
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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 p assed, 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.
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:31 PM
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Honor, something few ever understand
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A true hero will never make the news...

Some video from his memorial ceremony.

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfK2BQCIIes[/YOUTUBE]
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God Bless Mike!
God Bless our Troops!
God Bless the USA!
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RIP Mike... Thank you for your service over there.... You are a true hero!
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Can't make any sacrifice greater than that.

BTW, I read about this guy in the Washington Post (online) about 3 months back........So the story was out there.......Do a search, it was a very nice writeup that went into more detail than the email you posted.
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A true Hero indeed.

More info here http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/04/08/sea...ref=newssearch

and here http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...hlight=monsoor

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