Why wasn"t this front page news?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by markerdown, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. markerdown

    markerdown New Member

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    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.
    (Notice: Mike was not a Navy SEAL, he was EOD.
    He gave his life to save a group of Navy 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.

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    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 be front-page news instead of the crap we see every day..
    Since the media won't make this news,


    I choose to make it news by forwarding it, and posting it here.

    I am very proud of our military. If you are proud too, please pass this on. If not then rest assured that these fine men and women of our military will continue to serve and protect.

    God Bless our Troops............Godspeed Mike...........markerdown
     
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  2. Comp23

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    Thats a fitting tribute to a fallen soldier. God bless him and his family.
     

  3. dynastyofnext

    dynastyofnext New Member

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    Mike's a brave man, he deserved to be front page material.
     
  4. IGETEVEN

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    Damn right that should have been front page news in every city newspaper AND on Fox News and every other major news affiliate. A true hero and a selfless act for his brothers and Country. Your courage and ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten son.
     
  5. jng2985

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    +1zillion to what of of you have said!

    RIP Mike you will never be forgotten.
     
  6. Bigcat_hunter

    Bigcat_hunter New Member

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    Wow. Thats front page news and deserves press coverage. Thanks for posting that.
     
  7. user4

    user4 New Member

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    Yup. This was already posted long ago.
     
  8. dunerunner

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    And....Still no good answer as to why it wasn't front page, all day news with coverage on every friggin' channel!!

    The liberal media has lost sight of what this nation values!!
     
  9. markerdown

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    Wow Dec 08? I just got the email yesterday thats how I found out about it. Otherwise I would have never known.

    Since I retired, I no longer get deployed or am in the loop on a lot of info. Didn't think I'd miss all that stuff, but I do miss being on the leading edge. ................markerdown ..now just an armchair warrior
     
  10. Ubergopher

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    PO2 Monsoor is a true hero and one of many people I hope to emulate.

    However, I do need to point something out, he is not an EOD tech, he was a full fledged Trident-wearing SEAL.

    Markerdown, what was your AFSC? I'm a Services myself.
     
  11. markerdown

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    My primary AFSC was 462x later redesignated to the present 2W1. I didn't have the normal career. Numerous special assignments which brought me in contact with other branches of service at a diversified type of operating locations. This led to more different assignments that most 46's would just shake thir heads at in disbelief. ................markerdown
     
  12. Ubergopher

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    Fair enough. I sorta know how that goes. I'm Services, but I've done 100+ convoys in a 180 day deployment and earned my AFCAM thanks to my crappy driving. :p
     
  13. markerdown

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    100 +convoys in 180days...Freakin'-A, Congrats on the AFCAM!!!!! Yeah buddy!!!!

    No such animal for old guys like me. They handed out MSMs and if it was in the designated time frame of the operation, with hostile fire, a bronze star.
     
  14. Ubergopher

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    Most of the convoys were short little mail/food/personnel runs, so I don't think they count but that's the number that was put on my LOE so I'll stick with it. I personally would of rather had a MSM or BS than a AFCAM, promotion points that way!
     
  15. GetBulletsandBrass

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    I'm somehow not shocked to hear this never made front page news. Regardless of how old this story is, it gave me chills up my spine to imagine the sound of the tridents being slapped onto the coffin as it proceeded past the men.

    I've unfortunately been to a few military funerals of friends who've served. Its near impossible to not get choked up when the taps play. I think witnessing that procession would be hard to swallow.