President 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.