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Councilman John Akouri, former Washington, DC Press Secretary & Capitol Hill Advisor, is President & CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

GOP Convention Video Tribute to Fallen Lebanese American Navy Seal and Medal of Honor Recipient Petty Officer Michael Anthony Monsoor; "Roger That"

(SAINT PAUL, MN)...The stirring story of a fallen U.S. Navy SEAL was poignantly recounted during the second night of the 2008 Republican National Convention. A short film honoring the life and service of Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor was shown to delegates and attendees at the Xcel Energy Center. The film received a standing ovation. Monsoor was awarded the Medal of Honor, posthumously, for his heroic actions in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on Sept. 29, 2006, when he was mortally wounded by a grenade while saving the lives of fellow SEALs. The Medal of Honor is our nation’s highest decoration for military valor. Monsoor also received Silver and Bronze Stars for his distinguished service. "Petty Officer Monsoor never led an army or commanded a nation, but he will never be forgotten," said the film’s narrator, actor Gary Sinise. Monsoor’s sister, Sara, and two of his fellow SEALs were recognized by the crowd following the video, as were five additional recipients of the Medal of Honor and all veterans in attendance.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." - John 15:13

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