PO2 (EOD2) Mike Monsoor, a Navy EOD Technician, was awarded the
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 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 make this news, I choose to make it news by forwarding it on to you. 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.