Wednesday, May 27, 2009

True Hero

This is Navy Petty Officer Mike Monsoor.
He was an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, or EOD for short.

He was recently awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for unbelievable conduct above and beyond the call of duty, at least to most. But luckily for the men whose lives were saved by Officer Monsoor he considered his conduct spot on!

While he was not a Navy Seal he did in fact give his life saving Navy Seals and for that The seals came out in full force to honor him at his funeral.

The funeral took place in San Diego and as his coffin was moving from the hearse to the grave site at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery the Seals lined up on both sides of the pallbearers' route - two deep. As Mike's coffin passed each and every Seal removed the Gold Trident from their uniform and slapped it down on the passing hero's wooden resting place, thus embedding them as a token of honor and thanks.

The slaps were heard from all parts of the cemetery and by the time the coffin reached the grave site it looked as though it had a gold inlay. In fact it did! It was decorated in Gold Trident remembrances.

Thus was a hero buried but while the sounds of the Tridents being impaled upon his grave were heard throughout the cemetery the story behind it was not because our media does not find this news-worthy. Luckily there are people out there who have morals and refuse to allow good men like Officer Mike Monsoor to pass unnoticed.

May you Rest In Peace sir!

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