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  1. #1
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    Santa Maria, CA
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    Why wasn't this front page news?

    I don't know if anyone has put this up, but, it is awesome enough to risk a double post.
    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.

    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 .. I am very proud of our military.

    God Bless our Troops

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    ft Jackson, SC
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    Re: Why wasn't this front page news?

    Wow, that is a great story. Sounds like that was a really moving ceremony. Great way to send off a hero. This should have been the biggest story, and is definitely more important than the stuff that usually qualifies as "breaking news."

    Should also be noted that while Navy EOD aren't SEALS, the EOD badge means a lot more in the Navy than in the other services. Most Navy EOD are also combat divers, HALO qualifed, and have a mess of other cool guy schools. They are usually attached to other SOF units, which is why us regular guys don't usually see them.

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