(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
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 air this news, I choose to 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.