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SEAL to receive Medal of Honor for Iraq heroism: Media is silent.

Post by Basti on Sat 22 Mar 2008, 10:52 am



SEAL to receive Medal of Honor for Iraq heroism: Media is silent.

By Gidget Fuentes - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Mar 19, :02:57 EDT

SAN DIEGO — A California-based SEAL who threw his body on a grenade to save his comrades in Iraq will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor, a Defense Department official has confirmed.
Master-at-Arms 2nd Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor, of Garden Grove, Calif., was holed up on the roof of a Ramadi house with three other SEALs on Sept. 29, 2006, when an insurgent grenade landed nearby.

Monsoor, a 25-year old with SEAL Team 3, grabbed the grenade and clutched it to his chest. The blast killed him, but his actions, officials said at the time, saved the men on the rooftop.
Monsoor will be the second member of the Navy to receive the Medal of Honor since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began, and the first sailor to receive it for combat in Iraq.

Michael Fumento, who’s written about Monsoor and combat operations in Ramadi, reported on his Internet blog over the weekend that Monsoor’s family would receive the posthumous award on the fallen SEAL’s behalf during a White House ceremony April 8.

Absent comrades! As for the media, screw’m!


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Post by Schwerpunkt on Mon 24 Mar 2008, 6:27 pm

God bless him for his ultimate sacrifice. He gave his all for his fellow SEALs. They are a very special branch of the USN and he was a special man. I am sure he will be missed. All gave some, some gave all.
Eternal Father....the Navy Hymnn...may it be played in all it's glory for him.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O'Lord
And may perpetual light shine upon him
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.


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