I BET YOU DIDN'T SEE THIS
IN THE NEWSPAPER OR
ON THE EVENING NEWS!
The Sailor Pictured Below Is
(Navy Petty Officer, Second Class)
(Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Second Class)
April 5th, 1981 ~ September 29th, 2009
Was Awarded The Congressional Medal Of Honor Recently
For Giving His Life In Iraq.
He Jumped On A Live Hand Grenade,
Saving The Lives Of A Large Group Of Navy Seals Passing By!
During Mike Monsoor's Funeral
At Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, In San Diego
Six Pallbearers Removed The Rosewood Casket From The Hearse.
Lined Up On Each Side Of Mike Monsoor's Casket
Were His Family, 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 That
Every Navy Seal
(45 To Be Exact)
That Mike Monsoor Saved Was Scattered Throughout The Column!
As The Pallbearers Carried The Rosewood Casket
Down The Column Of People To The Grave Site,
The Column Would Collapse,
Forming 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,
Embedding It In The Top Of The Wooden Casket!
Then The Seal Would Step Back From The Column, And Salute!
Now For Those
Who Don't Know What A Trident Pin Is:
The Basic Navy Seals Program Lasts For Three Weeks,
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 A Final Send-Off For A War Hero!
This Should Be Front-Page News
Instead Of The Garbage We Hear And See Every Day!~
Here's A Good Idea!
Since The Main Stream Media Won't Make This News
We Will Make It News By Forwarding It...
~I Am Proud Of All The Branches Of Our Military...
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