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greenberetTFS
09-14-2011, 15:49
Son in law(Cajun) was in the Navy and served in Vietnam,sent me this, thought you guys might be interested........:(

MIKE MONSOOR
April 5th, 1981 ~ September 29th, 2009


INSTEAD OF THE NEWS MEDIA CARRYING CRAP ABOUT CASEY ANTHONY, AND CHARLIE SHEEN, LOHAN, HILTON, AND THE OTHER LOSERS,....WE NEED TO HEAR ABOUT THIS TYPE OF REAL HUMAN EVENT!


Mike Monsoor,


Was Awarded "The Congressional Medal Of Honor" Several years ago..

For Giving His Life In Iraq , As He Jumped On, And Covered With His Body, A Live Hand Grenade,



Saving The Lives Of A Large Group Of Navy Seals That Was Passing By!................:(


~

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!

~

Now For Those,

Who Don't Know What A Trident Pin Is,

Here Is The Definition:

After One Completes The Basic Navy Seals Program Which Lasts For Three Weeks,

And Is Followed By Seal Qualification Training,

Which Is 15 More Weeks Of Training,

Necessary To Continue Improving Basic Skills And To Learn New Tactics And Techniques,

Required For An Assignment To A Navy Seal Platoon.

After successful completion,

Trainees Are Given Their Naval Enlisted Code,

And Are Awarded The Navy Seal Trident Pin.

With this Gold Pin They Are Now Officially Navy Seals!




It Was Said,

That 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.


This Was A Fitting End To An Eternal Send-Off For A Warrior Hero!

This Should Be Front-Page News!

Instead Of The Garbage We Listen To And See Every Day.
~

Here's A Good Idea!

Since The Main Stream Media Won't Make This News.

Then We Choose To Make It News By Forwarding It.

~ I Am Proud Of All The Branches Of Our Military..

If You Are Proud Too, Please Pass This E-Mail On.


~


If Not, Then Delete This E-Mail.
But I Bet You Won’t Delete...............:(

Big Teddy

Richard
09-14-2011, 16:03
Funeral starts at the 6:28 mark - not quite as described in the e-mail - but moving...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfK2BQCIIes&feature=player_embedded

RIP, Sailor.

airbornediver
09-16-2011, 17:54
very moving video.

RIP SEAL and thank you for your sacrifice.

LongWire
09-16-2011, 20:03
Pictures from today.....In San Diego over the weekend.........I grew up down the street from Ft Rosecans, and is where I wish to be put.


MIA/POW day...........We Shall Never Forget!!!!!!


FYI, they are doing some restoration to the grounds, which is the reason for the bare ground around some of the headstones.

GrumpyMedic
09-17-2011, 17:18
Fair winds and following seas.
Rest in peace warrior.