Monday, March 24, 2008

SEAL To Receive Medal Of Honor

I figured that since the only thing you will see, hear, and read about today is the MSM's virtual glee over the 4,000th American death toll in Iraq, I should probably post some good news.

Because you'll never hear about it on the news shows.

"SAN DIEGO — A California-based SEAL who threw his body on a grenade to save his comrades in Iraq will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor, a Defense Department official has confirmed.

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor, of Garden Grove, Calif., was holed up on the roof of a Ramadi house with three other SEALs on Sept. 29, 2006, when an insurgent grenade landed nearby.

Monsoor, a 25-year old with SEAL Team 3, grabbed the grenade and clutched it to his chest. The blast killed him, but his actions, officials said at the time, saved the men on the rooftop.

Monsoor will be the second member of the Navy to receive the Medal of Honor since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began, and the first sailor to receive it for combat in Iraq.

Michael Fumento, who’s written about Monsoor and combat operations in Ramadi, reported on his Internet blog over the weekend that Monsoor’s family would receive the posthumous award on the fallen SEAL’s behalf during a White House ceremony April 8. "

A search on Google reveals not one link to any of the mainstream media except Fox News. Not ONE! (H/T - The Navy Times, via The Rott)

Attention members of the media: this is the type of story that you should be leading with - every hour of every day - because heroes like SEAL Monsoor are doing incredible things in Iraq and Afghanistan - every hour of every day.

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