Tuesday, July 1, 2008


There are many great men serving in our Armed Forces today.  When I hear the story of Petty Officer Mike Monsoor, I'm truly humbled. 

Petty Officer (EOD2) Mike Monsoora Navy EOD Technician, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for throwing himself 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 two's, with the coffin moving up the center.  As Mike's coffin passed, each SEAL, having removed his gold Trident Badge from his uniform, and slapped it down, embedding the Trident in the wooden coffin.
The slaps were audible from across the cemetery, and by the time the coffin arrived grave side, it looked as though it had a gold inlay from all the Tridents pinned to it.

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