Isn't it interesting, that by watching the evening news,
the only "heros" that we see are the rock stars who
died or who beat up their girlfriends, or the pro
athlete who just hired someone to kill his girlfriend, or
who brutalized dogs, or just got picked up for the 400th
time for possession of Crack, or a Governor who cheats
on his wife or some 'moviestar' who is getting his/her
All of this while people like this handsome young man who did
something most of us would not do! HE is a true hero, but since
his name is not Obama, he won't be on the nightly news! What
a pity. And what a horrible statement about our news media
and our society!
|Navy Petty Officer Mike Monsoor
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 Navy SEAL, 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 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 every day.
Since the media won't make this news,
I choose to make it news by
forwarding it .
I am very 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 militarywill
continue to serve and protect.
God Bless our Troops.