Medal of Honor Recipient, Michael Monsoor

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Apr 08, 2008 3:32 PM


On Sept. 29, 2006, a 25-year-old Navy SEAL was on a rooftop in Ramadi with three fellow SEALs. A grenade came in, bouncing off his chest and onto the roof. Michael Monsoor yelled "Grenade!" but realizing there would be no time to escape, he threw himself on top of it to absorb the blast. He died of his injuries within 30 minutes.

He is the fourth hero to receive the Medal of Honor since hostilities began in this war on terror, post-9/11. God bless him, remember him, spread the word of his story, and keep his family and loved ones in your prayers.

We must do it, because we can't count on the media to do it. The NYT offered a perfunctory mention of Monsoor's story instead of a front-page story, and has not yet followed up today with any info on the ceremony.

RIP, Mike.