Great Story: SEAL Falls on Grenade to Save Comrades

October 14, 2006 — Leave a comment

This story is inspirational and an amazing story of a man giving his life for his friends.

http://enews.earthlink.net/article/nat?guid=20061014/453060c0_3ca6_1552620061014720346870

CORONADO, Calif. – A Navy SEAL sacrificed his life to save his comrades by throwing himself on top of a grenade Iraqi insurgents tossed into their sniper hideout, fellow members of the elite force said.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor had been near the only door to the rooftop structure Sept. 29 when the grenade hit him in the chest and bounced to the floor, said four SEALs who spoke to The Associated Press this week on condition of anonymity because their work requires their identities to remain secret.
“He never took his eye off the grenade, his only movement was down toward it,” said a 28-year-old lieutenant who sustained shrapnel wounds to both legs that day. “He undoubtedly saved mine and the other SEALs’ lives, and we owe him.”

Christ’s only movement was toward the cross to save our lives . . . and we definitely owe him, too.

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