View Full Version : Medal of Honor

07-11-2008, 11:53
Came across this article and felt it would be of interest......
> Subject: Medal of Honor
> PO2 (EOD2) Mike Monsoor, a Navy EOD Technician, 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 being moved from the hearse to 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.

07-11-2008, 12:08

07-11-2008, 14:06


Your picture shows it all....Thanks,


07-11-2008, 19:47
RIP to true Hero

07-12-2008, 06:12
It's sad that you hardly even hear about what our troops are doing over seas. I guess since the media assumes that the War doesn't make for good news any more that they think it's okay to ignore soldiers like PO2 (EOD2) Monsoor.

I guess they forgot that it is brave and loyal soldiers like PO2 Michael Monsoor, SPC. Ross McGinnis, CPL. Jason Dunham, and SFC. Paul Smith that die for the air they suck in while sitting in their luxury car on the way home from their 9-5. I don't know about anyone else, but there's not a day that goes by that I don't think about what our troops are doing over there for the air I breathe and the ground I walk on. How could you ignore the fact that right now at this moment someone is putting their life on the line while you sit at home, comfortable and as far away from danger as you could possibly be? Screw the media. Is it just me or does it seem like our country is forgetting the sacrifice our Military men and women are making?

R.I.P. PO2 (EOD2) Michael Monsoor and the rest of the men and women who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.


08-07-2008, 21:09
That is a very touching picture. He did what most men only talk about. My respects.

08-07-2008, 21:47
Monsoor came thru BUDS while i was working there. Remember him as a easy going, great-potential SEAL student...and he did just that.

Another great loss to the SOF community.

08-07-2008, 22:47
It appears those are Tridents on his casket. What is the significance of the display. I know the significance of the tridents, but do not know the significance of the display.

Rest in Peace Warrior.

08-07-2008, 23:07
those are Tridents placed on Monsoor's casket...

The Trident is the USN badge earned by every BUDs student when they complete BUDs and are officially a qualified SEAL.
Fellow SEALs at the service removed their Tridents and placed them onto Monsoor's casket.

08-07-2008, 23:47
Thanks KW9598.