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Published:July 17th, 2008 13:42 EST
Navy SEALs pay their respects to one of their own

Navy SEALs pay their respects to one of their own

By Garrett Godwin

CALIFORNIA: Mike Monsour, a Petty Officer 2nd Class and a U.S. Navy Seal Master-at-Arms 2nd Class (MA2), has been given post-humously the Medal of Honor for jumping on a grenade in Iraq: sacrifcing his life not only for his country, but also for the lives of his fellow SEALs. 

At his funeral in San Diego, his coffin was being moved from the hearse to the grave site at the Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetary.  SEALs was lined up on both sides, developing as an column of twos with Monsoor`s coffin going up the center.

As the coffin passed, all of the SEALs took off each of his gold Trident from his uniform, slapped them down, and embedding them on the wooden coffin -- as a way to say goodbye for a fellow SEAL.

Source: http://newsoftheforce.org