This is the kind of man that our young men (and women for that matter) should be looking to, should be striving to be like. His name was Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor and yesterday the White House posthumously awarded our highest honor, The Medal of Honor for his sacrifice. Let us not forget these young men and women who have given "the last full measure of devotion" for something that they believed in. Who were and are willing to protect us and our county. Who are willing to serve wherever they are sent, to places of hardship far from home and family for long periods of time. THESE are the people that we should be holding up to highest regard, not those idiots you read about in People magazine. We should always remember the words of George Orwell:
We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence upon those who would do us harm.
Michael Monsoor joins Army Sergeant First Class Paul Ray Smith, and Marine Corporal Jason Dunham in receiving the Medal of Honor posthumously for their sacrifice in Iraq as well as Navy SEAL Michael P. Murphy who received the Medal of Honor posthumously for his service in Afghanistan.
Thank you for your service. I am humbled.