The Navy commissioned a new, cutting-edge stealth destroyer over the weekend to honor the life of a fallen Navy SEAL.
The USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) is the second in the Zumwalt-class of destroyers. It was commissioned Saturday at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, where the ship will be homeported.
The ship is named in honor of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Iraq in September 29, 2006.
On that day, Monsoor was in Ramadi, Iraq as part of a sniper overwatch security position with two other SEALs and several Iraqi Army soldiers when a grenade was thrown, hitting Monsoor in the chest and then falling to the ground.