Saturday, April 18, 2009
An email I received from my friend Goody
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 Seals.
(Notice: Mike was not a , he was EOD.
He gave his life to save a group of Navy 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 , 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 on the 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
This was a fitting send-off for a warrior hero..
This should be front-page news instead of the crap we see every day..
Posted by .... at 1:40 PM