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
...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.