Petty Officer Second Class. Nave SEAL, meaning the toughest, smartest and most patriotic among warriors.
Today is Sunday, a day of rest for many of us. As we enjoy church, Sunday brunch, and working in the garden, United States troops are protecting our hides.
Sen. Barack Obama, the chosen one among the weak-minded of us, has just returned from Europe where the socialists and anti-American hordes met him with glee. He did not visit with injured troops after he was told his handlers and his apostles – the mainstream media – could not come along. No press, no Obama. How honorable.
Today I bring to you the story of a man. A real man. A man who gave his life for his teammates and for his country. Us. He died to protect American values, the very ones Barack Obama wants to flush down the world’s toilets.
Navy SEAL Michael A. Monsoor should have been met by throngs of adoring Europeans because his brothers have given their lives for them, too. Think Normandy. Here at home, we know how to honor our heroes. Well, some of us do. Obama did not learn how to treat our brave men and women when he went to school as a child in a Muslim nation. He did not learn when he went to the best universities. He turns his back on the experts, such as Gen. Petraeus, as if Obama knows more than the general, who has a doctorate and who has lived through wars.
Obama may have street cred on the rough streets of Chicago, but he has no credibility with those who know the truth about the world. Obama said he is a “citizen of the world.” Monsoor gave his life for America.
Read, now, about a man who has the ultimate credibility:
Petty Officer Second Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor received the Medal of Honor posthumously in a ceremony at the White House April 8, 2008. He received the award for his actions in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on Sept. 29, 2006. On that day, Monsoor was part of a sniper overwatch security position with three other SEALs and eight Iraqi Army (IA) soldiers. An insurgent closed in and threw a fragmentation grenade into the overwatch position. The grenade hit Monsoor in the chest before falling to the ground. Positioned next to the single exit, Monsoor was the only one who could have escaped harm. Instead, he dropped onto the grenade to shield the others from the blast. Monsoor died approximately 30 minutes later from wounds sustained from the blast. Because of Petty Officer Monsoor’s actions, he saved the lives of his 3 teammates and the IA soldiers. Monsoor also received the Silver Star for his actions during the same deployment in May 2006, when he exposed himself to heavy enemy fire to rescue and treat an injured team member.
Monsoor may not have had throngs of adoring Europeans fawning over him. But he had his brothers. This is from an unknown author:
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, SEALs were lined up on both sides of the pallbearers route forming a column of twos, 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 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.
And, I know, the great SEAL Mike Monsoor was greeted in Heaven by hordes of angels that he lived the truth and he died for the truth.
God rest his soul and protect all of our troops.