Saturday, July 19, 2008

Workout for a Hero

Whatever you do this weekend remember our Men and Women who have served and are serving our Country.

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.

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