Saturday, June 19, 2010
Dying a life of value...
So, here's the other story. I checked it out on snopes and it is legit. Mike Monsoor was awarded "The Congressional Medal Of Honor" for giving His life In Iraq, covering a live hand grenade with his body,
saving the lives of his fellow Navy Seals. The group was trapped in an area with only one exit, and Mike was the only one who could have escaped. Instead, he yelled, "Grenade!" and without hesitation, jumped on top of it, dying to save his comrades. Here is the email I received, as is:
During Mike Monsoor's Funeral, At Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery , In San Diego , California ..
The Six Pallbearers Removed The Rosewood Casket From The Hearse, And Lined Up On Each Side Of Mike Monsoor's Casket, Were His Family Members, Friends, Fellow Sailors, And Well-wishers. The Column Of People Continued From The Hearse, All The Way To The Grave Site. What The Group Didn't Know At The Time Was, Every Navy Seal (45 To Be Exact) That Mike Monsoor Saved That Day Was Scattered Through-Out The Column! As The Pallbearers Carried The Rosewood Casket
Down The Column Of People To The Grave Side. The Column Would Collapse.. Which Formed A Group Of People That Followed Behind. Every Time The Rosewood Casket Passed A Navy Seal,
He Would Remove His Gold Trident Pin From His Uniform, And Slap It Down Hard, Causing The Gold Trident Pin To Embed Itself Into The Top Of The Wooden Casket , Then The Navy Seal Would Step Back From The Column, And Salute. You Could Hear Each Of The 45 Slaps From Across The Cemetery! By The Time The Rosewood Casket Reached The Grave Site, It Looked As Though It Had A Gold Inlay From The 45 Trident Pins That Lined The Top.
Here's the picture...thank God today for the military!