Michael A Mansoor – Medal of Honor

monsoor.jpgPresident Bush presented the Medal of Honor to the parents of Michael A. Mansoor today. I wrote about his actions a year and a half ago. He was a Navy SEAL who jumped onto a grenade to save the lives of his “brothers” and four Iraqi soldiers. This selfless act was not his first.

He had run into gunfire to pull an injured colleague out of harm’s way and been awarded the Silver Star a few months earlier.

So was it the Navy SEAL training, or was it just the way he was, or was it a life of practicing heroism? We won’t know. What we know is that Michael A. Mansoor is a hero.

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4 Responses to Michael A Mansoor – Medal of Honor

  1. Concerned April 8, 2008 at 7:21 pm #

    Can you believe they have the nerve to show Bush handing a plaque to someone on CNN’s story? No photo of him, where is the honor in that? Bush front and center, with the seals parents off key. I know the situation is tough, but damn!

  2. Concerned April 8, 2008 at 7:22 pm #

    If Bush had a son, and they were a seal, and they were killed for doing something this heroic and selfless, his photo would be all over the world. I know we cant hope for that, but with all the photos that CNN took of the ceremony, WTF? SERIOUSLY!!!

  3. Matt Langdon April 8, 2008 at 7:32 pm #

    Agreed on both points. I was actually saddened to see Bush’s tears as the headline on the ABC news tonight.

  4. steven April 9, 2008 at 5:43 pm #

    I believe that what the actions Mansoor did was an instinct developed by the bond and respect for his fellow SEALS. It is the same actions Corporal Jason Dunham did in Iraq several years ago. The bond these men make through training and combat makes them in a sense each other’s hero. I know people on the blog including myself have talked about the men and women serving this country as “heroes”. Although I have not yet watched the video from the ceremony, I do however feel that this MOH winner was not just to make President Bush’s approval rate increase.

    I would like to say thank you to Petty Officer Michael Mansoor for paying the ultimate sacrifice for his teammates and his country.