|Navy Petty Officer Mike Monsoor
PO2 (EOD2) (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)
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 ,
SEAL's 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.
This should have been front-page news.
God Bless our Troops