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    Default Navy SEAL Dies Saving Comrades

    He dove on a granade.

    Thats a hero.
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    I see from the article that he had already been awarded the Silver Star for pulling a wounded comrade to safety while under intense fire.

    One tough SOB; apparently lived with a code of duty and honor. He certainly died by it.
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    That is dedication!!!
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    This was a brave soldier from a proud family of soldiers. Be sure to read the discussions linked to that article.
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    He was a true hero in every sense of the word. I sometimes wonder if I would have that same dedication if the decision came down to me dying and saving others or me saving myself. I like to think that I would be more concerned with others.

    Jesus said, "there is no greater love than a man laying down his life for his friends."

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    I also wonder if I could do it.
    Self preservation is a strong emotion. I like to think I would do the same but I (hopefully) will never get the chance.
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    Those are special guys -- that's all I can say. My best friend is a Navy SEAL in active duty. The stuff they go through to become a SEAL is amazing, and just plain nuts. My hats off to all of them, and this was one selfless individual to give himself for the sake of possibly saving many others. Can't imagine that.

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    I don't know if I could have covered it with my body, I probably would have tried to kick it or pick it up and throw it and got everybody killed. Hats off to Michael Monsoor.

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    Now THAT takes courage...

    I get so sick of sports' announcers over-using that word to describe someone playing a game..."Terell Owens showed a lot of courage playing with a broken finger"..please..

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    my hats off to all our armed forces. Just goes to show how dedicated and courageous our soldiers really are.
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    You'd be amazed at what you're capable of, when the time comes...trust me. In combat, every soldier is your brother.

    A little unrelated, but the same scenario; A very close friend of mine who lost his wife in a car accident once said to me: "I used to be afraid of death, now I'm afraid of life (without her)." I'll never forget those words. A year later he decided he couldn't wait for death anymore, and killed himself. I forgive him, his wife was his world--I can relate.

    I think sometimes it's easier to die, than to have to live through someone elses death.
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    "I used to be afraid of death, now I'm afraid of life (without her)." I'll never forget those words. A year later he decided he couldn't wait for death anymore, and killed himself. I forgive him, his wife was his world--I can relate.
    Wow...that put a lump in my throat. Thanks for sharing
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz
    You'd be amazed at what you're capable of, when the time comes...trust me. In combat, every soldier is your brother.

    A little unrelated, but the same scenario; A very close friend of mine who lost his wife in a car accident once said to me: "I used to be afraid of death, now I'm afraid of life (without her)." I'll never forget those words. A year later he decided he couldn't wait for death anymore, and killed himself. I forgive him, his wife was his world--I can relate.

    I think sometimes it's easier to die, than to have to live through someone elses death.
    a close friend of mine died in a car wreck, he was 21. A little less than a year later his dad committed suicide. Left behind his wife...
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    Quote Originally Posted by exalted512
    a close friend of mine died in a car wreck, he was 21. A little less than a year later his dad committed suicide. Left behind his wife...
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    Yep, you'll always leave someone behind in suicide. It's a selfish act through and through -- no matter how profound the reasoning. Sorry for your friend. :(

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    Suicide sucks, my neighbors brother just did that and now my neighbor is depressed about it. It affects those who are close to you worse than dying a hero would.

    Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor died to save his comrades and that is valiant.
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    They said on the radio a witness said as soon as it landed he just dove, no thought or hesitation. This was a guy born with natural courage. You can't teach people that not even in the seals.
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    That NAVY seal is a big time HERO.What a constrast to the cowardly insurgents they are dealing with.

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    Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. What Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor did was the most unselfish, loving act a man (or woman) could do. I wish I could have met him.

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