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Navy Petty Officer Mike Monsoor

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I BET YOU DIDN'T SEE THIS IN THE NEWSPAPER OR ON THE 6 O'CLOCK NEWS"















The Sailor Pictured Below Is,


Navy Petty Officer,


PO2


(Petty Officer, Second Class)


EOD2


(Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Second Class)


"MIKE MONSOOR"


April 5th, 1981 ~ September 29th, 2009








Mike Monsoor,


Was Awarded "The Congressional Medal Of Honor" Last Week,


For Giving His Life In Iraq , As He Jumped On, And Covered With His Body, A Live Hand Grenade,





Saving The Lives Of A Large Group Of Navy Seals That Was Passing By!


~


During Mike Monsoor's Funeral,


At Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery , In San Diego , California ..


The Six Pallbearers Removed The Rosewood Casket From The Hearse,


And Lined Up On Each Side Of Mike Monsoor's Casket,


Were His Family Members, Friends, Fellow Sailors, And Well-wishers.


The Column Of People Continued From The Hearse, All The Way To The Grave Site.


What The Group Didn't Know At The Time Was,


Every Navy Seal


(45 To Be Exact)


That Mike Monsoor Saved That Day Was Scattered Through-Out The Column!


~


As The Pallbearers Carried The Rosewood Casket


Down The Column Of People To The Grave Side.


The Column Would Collapse..


Which Formed A Group Of People That Followed Behind.


~


Every Time The Rosewood Casket Passed A Navy Seal,


He Would Remove His Gold Trident Pin From His Uniform,


And Slap It Down Hard,


Causing The Gold Trident Pin To Embed Itself


Into The Top Of The Wooden Casket!


Then The Navy Seal Would Step Back From The Column, And Salute!


~


Now For Those,





Who Don't Know What A Trident Pin Is,


Here Is The Definition!


~


After One Completes The Basic Navy Seals Program Which Lasts For Three Weeks,


And Is Followed By Seal Qualification Training,


Which Is 15 More Weeks Of Training,


Necessary To Continue Improving Basic Skills And To Learn New Tactics And Techniques,


Required For An Assignment To A Navy Seal Platoon.


After successful completion,


Trainees Are Given Their Naval Enlisted Code,


And Are Awarded The Navy Seal Trident Pin.


With This Gold Pin They Are Now Officially Navy Seals!


It Was Said,


That You Could Hear Each Of The 45 Slaps From Across The Cemetery!


By The Time The Rosewood Casket Reached The Grave Site,


It Looked As Though It Had A Gold Inlay From The 45 Trident Pins That Lined The Top!






This Was A Fitting End To An Eternal Send-Off For A Warrior Hero!


This Should Be Front-Page News!


Instead Of The Garbage We Listen To And See Every Day
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  • USAF Vet Dan 2010/06/17 19:10:40
    USAF Vet Dan
    +5
    This is one fine example of the hundreds of thousands of sacrifices made in the name of preserving our freedom and liberty. For those who have lazily and apathetically stood by and allowed freedom and liberty to be squandered by being "too busy" or "too selfish" to do their duty as responsible citizens, let this story haunt you in the dark days that lie ahead.

    Thank you for your brave sacrifice, Mike Monsoor. May God hold you in his arms.

    dark days lie brave sacrifice mike monsoor god hold arms

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  • ALLEYCAT 2010/06/19 11:20:33
    ALLEYCAT
    My I add my eternal THANKS to Petty Officer Mansoor For his courage and sacrifice. My you rest in Peace Mike, Knowing you have the love and gratitude of the American People. Brothers Forever.
  • Bill Marvin 2010/06/18 00:47:15
    Bill Marvin
    +2
    I render the sword Salute!

    render sword salute
  • Thin Lizzy 2010/06/17 23:08:53
    Thin Lizzy
    +1
    Rest in Peace Mike Monsoor

  • Captain... Thin Lizzy 2010/06/17 23:46:09
    Captain Kirk~POTL
    +1
    Great video,thanks Maleficent!!
  • Thin Lizzy Captain... 2010/06/18 03:18:01
    Thin Lizzy
    +1
    most welcome :-)
  • Mike 2010/06/17 22:35:24
    Mike
    +2
    Yes, This should be Front Page news.
    Thank-you
  • Captain Kirk~POTL 2010/06/17 19:35:48 (edited)
    Captain Kirk~POTL
    +2
    Great post!! Outstanding,Mike Monsoor was a true American HERO!! God bless you and RIP!!

    Salute vet vet
  • USAF Vet Dan 2010/06/17 19:10:40
    USAF Vet Dan
    +5
    This is one fine example of the hundreds of thousands of sacrifices made in the name of preserving our freedom and liberty. For those who have lazily and apathetically stood by and allowed freedom and liberty to be squandered by being "too busy" or "too selfish" to do their duty as responsible citizens, let this story haunt you in the dark days that lie ahead.

    Thank you for your brave sacrifice, Mike Monsoor. May God hold you in his arms.

    dark days lie brave sacrifice mike monsoor god hold arms
  • Billyk75 2010/06/17 18:56:01
    Billyk75
    Thanks for posting.
  • Wilson 2010/06/17 18:40:22
    Wilson
    Thanks for posting this.
  • WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB 2010/06/17 18:18:02
    WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB
    +3
    RIP, Bro.
  • Liz 2010/06/17 17:59:07
    Liz
    +3
    Now that's a Hero! Incredible ! RIP
  • none 2010/06/17 16:44:04
    none
    +2
    The man was a hero in every sense of the word. He gave his life for his brothers and his country, I salute him.
  • mwg0735 2010/06/17 16:31:21
  • Wild Horses 2010/06/17 16:06:20
    Wild Horses
    +5
    This man is one of my heroes. Here's what the casket looked like after the Seals honored it.

    heroes casket looked seals honored
  • TruBluTopaz 2010/06/17 16:01:25
    TruBluTopaz
    +2
    In a society that has forgotten or rid itself of traditions like marriage, loyalty, honor and courage, this resonates as something different and something to be respected and renewed within our nation.
  • Dora Rachael 2010/06/17 15:41:50
    Dora Rachael
    +4
    This brought tears to my eyes. May you rest in peace Mike. You will be remembered for your bravery.
  • Will Advocate of PHAET 2010/06/17 15:35:51
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    +3
    There is no greater sacrifice!
  • Average American by Cory Merry 2010/06/17 15:04:25
    Average American by Cory Merry
    +4
    AMEN.

    Thank you Mike Monsoor. Your commitment to your fellow soldiers and to your country will be remembered always.

    RIP.

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