Monday, July 21, 2008

Remembering Mike Monsoor

My personal blogging philosophy is not just bagging on the ignorant or incompetent, or posting on Islam's very real threat. Part of the reason I blog is to bring a sorely-needed spotlight (yes even my tiny little spotlight) on the heroes of today, who are willing to fight, and yes, sacrifice everything for the cause of freedom and humanity.

One of those heroes worth remembering is a man named Mike Monsoor (left-hand side of photo), a name which likely means nothing to the vast majority of people reading this. Mike deserves to be not just remembered, but lauded as a true warrior who made the ultimate sacrifice.

On 29 September 2006, 25-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor was killed during operations in enemy-held territory at Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when he threw himself on top of a grenade in order to save the lives of his fellow SEALS. As described in the final two paragraphs of a Summary of Action (SOA) regarding the circumstances of his death:

...while (Monsoor was) vigilantly watching for enemy activity, an enemy fighter hurled a hand grenade onto the roof from an unseen location. The grenade hit him in the chest and bounced onto the deck. He immediately leapt to his feet and yelled "grenade" to alert his teammates of impending danger, but they could not evacuate the sniper hide-sight in time to escape harm. Without hesitation and showing no regard for his own life, he threw himself onto the grenade, smothering it to protect his teammates who were lying in close proximity. The grenade detonated as he came down on top of it, mortally wounding him.

Petty Officer Monsoor's actions could not have been more selfless or clearly intentional. Of the three SEALs on that rooftop corner, he had the only avenue of escape away from the blast, and if he had so chosen, he could have easily escaped. Instead, Monsoor chose to protect his comrades by the sacrifice of his own life. By his courageous and selfless actions, he saved the lives of his two fellow SEALs and he is the most deserving of the special recognition afforded by awarding the Medal of Honor.

This should be front-page news instead of the crap the media usually dishes out everyday.

Since the media wont make this news, I choose to make it news by posting it here. I am and will continue to be very proud of the United States military. If you are proud too, please pass this on.


John Sobieski said...

What a beautiful person. Too bad the MSM couldn't care less.

Anonymous said...

Grenadian Johnson Beharry VC and his incredible courage in rescuing a troop of Warrior armoured cars whilst wounded himself in Iraq was never given any mention by the British Bismillah Collaborators of islamisation of Britain either. Beharry of the famous Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment belonged to the "Uncle Tom" class.

The Left Wing establishment in Britain indulge in inhuman racism with minorities except muslims, the oh-so-precious worthy of arselicking, on a daily basis, too. And goddamn proud of it.
They can't wait to see the Isles termed officially Britain-STAN either.


Anonymous said...

Yes, the Government here are still refusing to grant proper pension rights to retired Gurkhas, or allow automatic UK residence.
The military bureaucracy in Britain has always been famous for it's policy of letting veterans suffer or die before they cough up the cash.
If you are a Muslim Police Chief like Tariq Ghuffar, you get to sue the Metropolitan police for discrimination, because they did not let you into the nitty-gritty negotiations on UK Olympics preparation. I wonder why?
Another big payout guaranteed.