Myth Blaster: Navy Seal, Medal of Honor Recipient’s Funeral


Mike Monsoor, US Navy Seal
Mike Monsoor, US Navy SEAL
Diane S., Wisconsin, sent an email concerning the funeral of posthumously awarded Navy Seal, Mike Monsoor, a follow up of the story of his heroism.
Myth Blaster Verdict: TRUE.
During Mike Monsoor’s funeral in San Diego, as his coffin was being moved from the hearse to the grave site at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, SEALs were lined up on both sides of the pallbearers route forming a column of two’s, with the coffin moving up the center. As Mike’s coffin passed, each SEAL, having removed his gold Trident from his uniform, slapped it down embedding the Trident in the wooden coffin.
A photo of the medal-clad coffin is at the site.
Snopes also verifies the same information and has a video of the funeral [YouTube] ceremony in the Medal of Honor recipient and American hero.
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