Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Michael A. Monsoor, Navy, Petty Officer 2nd Class -- Rest In Peace

Michael A. Monsoor, 25

Navy, Petty Officer 2nd Class
Based: Coronado, Calif.
SEAL assigned to a West-Coast based command
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: September 29, 2006
Ramadi, Iraq
Gender: Male
Hometown: Garden Grove
High School: Garden Grove High (Garden Grove)
Burial: Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego
One of the survivors puts it this way, 'Mikey looked death in the face that day and said, 'You cannot take my brothers, I will go in their stead.'
— President Bush, Medal of Honor ceremony
On the last day of his life, on a rooftop in Ramadi, Monsoor was assigned to protect three SEAL snipers. When a grenade lobbed from the street bounced off his chest, he yelled, "Grenade!" and pounced on it even though he had a clear path of escape.

Read about Medal of Honor awardee Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class -- Navy SEAL -- Michael A. Monsoor here, here and here.

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