Welcome to The WatchCat
Tuesday, August 21 2018 @ 01:10 pm PDT

St. Michael's Day

Michael MonsoorNever forgotten....

MA2 Michael A. Monsoor

Born: April 5, 1981, Garden Grove

Died: September 29, 2006, Ramadi

Awards: Medal of Honor, Silver Star, Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Combat Action Ribbon

From Navy.mil:

Petty Officer Second Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously in a ceremony at the White House April 8, 2008. He will receive the award for his actions in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on Sept. 29, 2006. On that day, Monsoor was part of a sniper overwatch security position with three other SEALs and eight Iraqi Army (IA) soldiers. An insurgent closed in and threw a fragmentation grenade into the overwatch position. The grenade hit Monsoor in the chest before falling to the ground. Positioned next to the single exit, Monsoor was the only one who could have escaped harm. Instead, he dropped onto the grenade to shield the others from the blast. Monsoor died approximately 30 minutes later from wounds sustained from the blast. Because of Petty Officer Monsoor’s actions, he saved the lives of his 3 teammates and the IA soldiers. Monsoor also received the Silver Star for his actions during the same deployment in May 2006, when he exposed himself to heavy enemy fire to rescue and treat an injured teammate.

Trackback

Trackback URL for this entry: http://www.thewatchcat.net/trackback.php?id=20120929093623999

No trackback comments for this entry.
St. Michael's Day | 0 comments | Create New Account
The following comments are owned by whomever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.