Meet another American Hero… Petty Officer Second Class Michael Anthony Monsoor!

Meet Petty Officer Second Class…
Michael Anthony Monsoor

(U.S. Navy SEAL)


Specialty: Navy SEAL
BUD/S Class:  250
SEAL Service:  5 years
Rank: Petty Officer Second Class
Age: 25
Home: Garden Grove, CA
Assigned: SEAL Team THREE
Died: September 29, 2006
Operation: Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)

In honor of:

MICHAEL A. MONSOOR
UNITED STATES NAVY

For service as set forth in the following

CITATION:

FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY AND INTREPIDITY AT THE RISK OF HIS LIFE ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY AS AUTOMATIC WEAPONS GUNNER FOR NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE TASK GROUP ARABIAN PENINSULA, IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM ON 29 SEPTEMBER 2006.

AS A MEMBER OF A COMBINED SEAL AND IRAQI ARMY SNIPER OVERWATCH ELEMENT, TASKED WITH PROVIDING EARLY WARNING AND STAND-OFF PROTECTION FROM A ROOFTOP IN AN INSURGENT HELD SECTOR OF AR RAMADI, IRAQ, PETTY OFFICER MONSOOR DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF BY HIS EXCEPTIONAL BRAVERY IN THE FACE OF GRAVE DANGER.

IN THE EARLY MORNING, INSURGENTS PREPARED TO EXECUTE A COORDINATED ATTACK BY RECONNOITERING THE AREA AROUND THE ELEMENT’S POSITION. ELEMENT SNIPERS THWARTED THE ENEMY’S INITIAL ATTEMPT BY ELIMINATING TWO INSURGENTS.

THE ENEMY CONTINUED TO ASSAULT THE ELEMENT, ENGAGING THEM WITH A ROCKET-PROPELLED GRENADE AND SMALL ARMS FIRE.

AS ENEMY ACTIVITY INCREASED, PETTY OFFICER MONSOOR TOOK POSITION WITH HIS MACHINE GUN BETWEEN TWO TEAMMATES ON AN OUTCROPPING OF THE ROOF.

WHILE THE SEALS VIGILANTLY WATCHED FOR ENEMY ACTIVITY, AN INSURGENT THREW A HAND GRENADE FROM AN UNSEEN LOCATION, WHICH BOUNCED OFF PETTY OFFICER MONSOOR’S CHEST AND LANDED IN FRONT OF HIM.

ALTHOUGH ONLY HE COULD HAVE ESCAPED THE BLAST, PETTY OFFICER MONSOOR CHOSE INSTEAD TO PROTECT HIS TEAMMATES.  INSTANTLY AND WITHOUT REGARD FOR HIS OWN SAFETY, HE THREW HIMSELF ONTO THE GRENADE TO ABSORB THE FORCE OF THE EXPLOSION WITH HIS BODY, SAVING THE LIVES OF HIS TWO TEAMMATES.

BY HIS UNDAUNTED COURAGE, FIGHTING SPIRIT, AND UNWAVERING DEVOTION TO DUTY IN THE FACE OF CERTAIN DEATH, PETTY OFFICER MONSOOR GALLANTLY GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY, THEREBY REFLECTING GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHOLDING THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.

SIGNED GEORGE W. BUSH

Folks, this is what America is all about, and there are countless men and women, just like Michael, who have given their lives unselfishly, not so that the likes of our current day politicians can undermine our U.S. Constitution and our sovereignty as a nation… but rather these men and women have scarified their lives to preserve and defend our U.S. Constitution, our Liberty, and also our way of life!

Let us not insult nor belittle their memory, nor their sacrifice, by allowing this current move to succeed towards Socialism, all of which is an absolute anathema to everything our founding fathers and also these men and women have given their lives for!

Let us put our politicians on notice now, that though they have robbed us of our Constitutional Republic, which began back in 1871, We the People are taking it back!!!

Support The Restore American Plan!

And may God Bless America…

Shalom,

Skip Barland


Author: SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL OF LIFE

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