Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Another Medal of Honor

From the Caveman.

Petty Officer Second Class (SEAL) Mike Monsoor has just been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor (posthumous). He was the Mk48 machinegunner providing security for a rooftop SEAL sniper team in Ramadi. Local mosques started broadcasting the position of the SEALs on their speakers, and the Sailors were quickly surrounded.

They elected to continue to provide overwatch and cover for their teammates clearing buildings in the streets below, despite heavy smallarms and RPG fire. Mike's firing position was beside the only exit from the roof. When a grenade landed beside him, he realized that his teammates could not get past him, so he threw himself on top of it, absorbing the blast, and died 30 minutes later.

No greater love hath a man than but he lay down his life for his friends.
Requiescat in pace.

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