Thursday, October 18, 2007

US Navy Seal Team Honors Fallen Heros

Two Navy Seals killed in combat last year were honored in a special dedication ceremony on October 12 by Seal Team 3 on Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, CA.

Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Seal Marc Lee, was killed on August 02, 2006 in a firefight with insurgents in Ramadi, Iraq. as he was moving to lay down automatic weapons fire to protect his team mates. Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Seal Michael Monsoor, sacrificed himself in unselfish bravery by throwing himself on a grenade on September 29, 2006

The two fallen Seals, were posthumously awarded the Silver Star medal for combat heroism.

Cmdr. Todd Seniff, Seal Team 3 Commanding Officer
, dedicated the unit's newly remodeled Quarterdeck to the fallen hero's . The term Quarterdeck is a maritime expression and refers to a section of the ships architecture. Historically the Quarterdeck is the part of the upper deck to the rear of the main mast. The Quarterdeck has come to serve as the ceremonial entrance onto a ship or other Navy command for distinguished guests and provides visitors their first impression of the discipline and seaworthiness of a vessel.

Seal Team 3 is a subordinate command of Naval Special Warfare Group 1 headquartered at NAB Coronado. These special operations forces include more than 7,500 active duty and reserve Seals, Special Warfare Combatant Craft crewman operators, combat, combat service personnel, civilian and contract employees based primarily in San Diego or Norfolk with forces deployed around the world.