Saturday, October 14, 2006
Others before self....
...That's what 25 year old Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor did when a grenade was thrown near him and other SEALS in Ramahdi. After getting hit in the chest with an unexplored grenade, his first instinct was to cover the grenade and protect his fellow SEALS. The two SEALS closest to Michael sustained some injuries and the third, was unhurt.
"He never took his eye off the grenade, his only movement was down toward it," said a 28-year-old lieutenant who sustained shrapnel wounds to both legs that day. "He undoubtedly saved mine and the other SEALs' lives, and we owe him."
Others before self - what a characteristic to have. Thank you Michael Monsoor & Godspeed.