Friday, April 3, 2009

Thank You to Another American Hero

This morning I received an e-mail from a dear friend of mine, Susan Preston.

Although not directly related to "trucker health, it has everything to do with our mental perspectives and appreciation of life. To me it reminds me to be grateful for those we do not know nor the things we can not see......and gratitude makes me a healthier and better person.

 Navy Petty Officer Mike Monsoor

PO2 (EOD2) (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)
Mike Monsoor, a Navy EOD Technician, was
awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor
posthumously for jumping on a grenade in Iraq,
giving his life to save his fellow Seals.
(Notice: Mike was not a Navy SEAL, he was EOD.
He gave his life to save a group of Navy SEALS.)

During Mike Monsoor's funeral in San Diego ,
as his coffin was being moved from the hearse
to the grave site at Ft. Rosecrans National
Cemetery , SEAL's were lined up on both sides
of the pallbearers route forming a column of two's,
with the coffin moving up the center. As Mike's
coffin passed, each SEAL, having removed his
gold Trident from his uniform, slapped it down
embedding the Trident in the wooden coffin.

The slaps were audible from across the cemetery;
by the time the coffin
arrived grave side,
it looked as though it had a gold inlay from all
the Tridents pinned to


This was a fitting send-off for a warrior hero.

This should be front-page news instead of the
stuff we see every day.

Since the media won't make this news,

I am proud of our military. If you are proud too,
please pass this on. If
not then
Rest assured that these fine men and women of
our military will continue
to serve and protect.

God Bless our Troops

Thanks Susan for sending me this and allowing
me to share it.

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