Michael Monsoor was born April 5, 1981, in Long Beach, California, the third of four children of Sally and George Monsoor. George also served in the United States military as a Marine. Mike enlisted in the United States Navy on March 24, 2001. Upon graduation from basic training, he attended Master At Arms "A" School. He entered Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training and graduated from Class...See More 250 on September 2, 2004, as one of the top performers in his class. After BUD/S, he completed advanced SEAL training courses including parachute training at Basic Airborne School, cold weather combat training in Kodiak, Alaska, and six months of SEAL Qualification Training in Coronado, California, graduating in March 2005. The following month, his rating changed from Quartermaster to Master-at-Arms, and he was assigned to Delta Platoon, SEAL Team 3. Michael died a hero’s death in Ramadi on September 29, 2006. He selflessly jumped on top of a grenade during a fight with insurgents which saved the lives of his Teammates that day. For his heroic act of valor, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
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