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Michael Anthony Monsoor
Birth: Apr. 5, 1981
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Sep. 29, 2006, Iraq

Iraq War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Petty Officer 2nd Class Monsoor sacrificed his life to save his comrades by throwing himself on top of a grenade that Iraqi insurgents tossed into their sniper hideout. He had been near the only exit to the rooftop when the grenade hit him in the chest and bounced to the floor. Never taking his eyes off the grenade, his next move was to throw himself down, holding it against his body to absorb the blast, saving the lives of his fellow servicemen. Monsoor had also been posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his actions May 9 2006 in Ramadi, when he and another SEAL pulled a team member shot in the leg to safety while bullets pinged off the ground around them. He was 25. (bio by: Elizabeth Reed) 
 
Burial:
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Sec U Site 412-E
 
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Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Oct 02, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15971597
Michael Anthony Monsoor
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Michael Anthony Monsoor
Added by: Elizabeth Reed
 
Michael Anthony Monsoor
Added by: Glenn Lee LaRocque
 
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