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.



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.