Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Navy SEAL paid ultimate price to save buddies

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- When a grenade bounced off his chest and fell to the floor near his fellow troops, Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor acted out of instinct.

His actions didn't stem from a lack of training. His instant reaction was to protect his comrades.

The Navy says he committed a selfless act: jumping on the grenade and taking the full force of the blast.

President Bush presented Monsoor's parents with a posthumous Medal of Honor for their son at an emotional White House ceremony on Tuesday.


Now that is selfless honor and raw courage.

Spencer

3 comments:

Nathan said...

Now that is selfless honor and raw courage.

Indeed. He'll have his reward.

olde.fashioned said...

Talk about a true hero. It's like that quote that says, "All gave some, but some gave all."

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
~ John 15:13

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Yes, indeed. One of my favorite verses.