Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Michael A Monsoor

Garden Grove, California

September 29, 2006

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
25 Navy PO2

West-Coast based command

 Killed while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ramadi, Iraq.

PO2 (EOD2) Mike Monsoor, a Navy Seal, was awarded the Congressional 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 at 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 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 wont make this news, I choose to make it news by forwarding it onto you guys. 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. 
From Sheila Holtzman 04/09/08:

Please pass along my deepest sympathy to the family of Michael Monsoor. His bravery touched my heart and his passing is a terrible loss for this country as well as his family. I just wanted to tell them that they should be so proud of such an incredible man.

Sheila Holtzman

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