Saturday, November 14, 2009

Tribute To U.S. Marines And Navy Seals: "The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday"






In this video brave U.S. Marines and Navy SEALs risk their lives for us in Ar Ramadi Iraq in late 2006. Navy SEAL Medal Of Honor recipient Petty Officer Second Class (SEAL) Michael Monsoor is in this video.


Petty Officer Michael A. Monsoor, United States Navy, distinguished himself through conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as a Combat Advisor and Automatic Weapons Gunner for Naval Special Warfare Task Group Arabian Peninsula in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on 29 September 2006. He displayed great personal courage and exceptional bravery while conducting operations in enemy held territory at Ar Ramadi Iraq.

Petty Officer Monsoor’s actions could not have been more selfless or clearly intentional. Of the three SEALs on that rooftop corner, he had the only avenue of escape away from the blast, and if he had so chosen, he could have easily escaped. Instead, Monsoor chose to protect his comrades by the sacrifice of his own life. By his courageous and selfless actions, he saved the lives of his two fellow SEALs and he is the most deserving of the special recognition afforded by awarding the Medal of Honor.

2 comments:

Matt said...

Amazing story. He is indeed worthy. It is humbling to know that these fine people are out there watching out for us.

jwardintl said...

These SEALS are an amazing bunch. I saw a special on TLC about their exraordinary ability to survive extreme conditions. They respond to whatever the commander in chief tells them to do. They are heroic!