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Just received an email about this American hero.   He was killed in Iraq in 2006 and received the Medal of Honor from George W. Bush.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor, a Navy SEAL sacrificed his life to save his comrades by throwing himself on top of a grenade Iraqi insurgents tossed into their sniper hideout, fellow members of the elite force said.

“He never took his eye off the grenade, his only movement was down toward it,” said a 28-year-old lieutenant who sustained shrapnel wounds to both legs that day. “He undoubtedly saved mine and the other SEALs’ lives, and we owe him.”

The following is what took place at his funeral.  It is an inspiring read for anyone who loves America and what it really stands for.  Also for those of us who appreciate our Military, we once again are emboldened with the character and the sacrifice of those who indeed are the greatest of Americans.

During Mike Monsoor’s Funeral, At Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery , In San Diego , 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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