Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Navy SEAL earns Medal of Honor

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor saved the lives of three fellow SEALs when he dropped onto a hand grenade that was thrown at him in Ramadi, Iraq. Without hesitation, he took the blast from the grenade which killed him and injured two of his friends.
"He never took his eye off the grenade, his only movement was down toward it," said a 28-year-old lieutenant, who suffered shrapnel wounds to both legs that day. "He undoubtedly saved mine and the other SEALs' lives, and we owe him."

His family will be presented with his Medal of Honor on April 8th.

Even the highest honor that our nation can bestow gives no justice to sacrifice such as this. May he rest in peace.

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