Petty Officer 2nd Class Monsoor
PO2 Mike Monsoor 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 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 gold inlay
from all the Tridents pinned to it.
This was a fitting send-off for a warrior hero.
God Bless and Keep Him.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because
rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
- George Orwell -
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This page last updated 06/14/2008