Sunday, March 16, 2008

Another Navy Medal of Honor

Sadly, again - it is posthumous. We visited him last on a Sunday in OCT '06.
SEAL and Petty Officer 2nd Class Mike Monsoor will posthumously receive the nation's highest award, the Medal of Honor. It will be given to his parents in a White House ceremony April 8. The next day there will be a Hall of Heroes Dedication followed by a Navy Memorial Dedication. He died in Sept. 2006 after throwing himself on a hand grenade and thereby probably saving the lives of three of his comrades.
The background story from BLACKFIVE and Townhall is worth the read.

The below video is reported to be from his funeral.

Hat tip Michael Fumento.

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