Michael Anthony Monsoor

Michael Anthony Monsoor

Birth
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 29 Sep 2006 (aged 25)
Anbar, Iraq
Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Plot Sec U Site 412-E
Memorial ID 15971597 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 2 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15971597
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Anthony Monsoor (5 Apr 1981–29 Sep 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15971597, citing Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .