Wednesday, September 03, 2008

RNC Video Tribute to Michael Monsoor



In the movie, “The Bridges at Toko-Ri” an adaption of a James Michener novel about the Korean War. The hero, U.S. Navy Lt. Harry Brubaker played by William Holden dies at the end of the movie along with two other soldiers attempting his rescue. The film ends with Admiral Tarrant receiving confirmation of Brubaker’s death. Alone and introspective, he verbally wonders where Brubaker and all the others under his command could have found the bravery to do what is asked from them. The movie ends with a famous quote: “Where do we get such men?”

1 Comments:

At 1:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't imagine the grief people feel when losing a child, sibling, or elder. But that grief must have been doubled or more when the lost loved one is never found as so many were in the 9/11 attack. Which would be worse, having to identify remains or not to have found any at all. Which is more painful? Some type of closure or the uncertainty of no evidence?

9/11 was evil. We should understand, Keith Uberboob not withstanding, that our rememberance of the event has to be wrapped in the loss of life. It was drastic enough to demand the visual images be preserved. It was within our borders, on the mainland, to a facility that had no military significance. Human carnage was the only reason for the attack. Deaths were required to make their point.

Michael Monsoor was one of the brave men and women who stood up to this act. His family deserves everyones respect and consideration when Michael is honored.

 

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