Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Navy Seal's Funeral

PO2 Mike Monsoor 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 casket 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 casket moving up the center. As Mike's casket passed, each SEAL, having removed his gold Trident from his uniform, slapped it down embedding the Trident in the walnut casket.

The slaps were audible from across the cemetery; by the time the casket arrived at graveside, 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.

2 comments:

USN said...

"Honor" by your peers
"Integrity" by you

Thanks for your service.

logme69 said...

Mike Monsoor... Your my Hero! I wish you were still here. Being a former Marine who wishes to pay you respect all i know to say is
Semper Fi. You will be remembered!