Rounding out the Iraq coverage was a ceremony at the White House in which a President George Bush awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously to USNavy SEAL Michael Monsoor, who was killed by a hand grenade in Ramadi eighteen months ago. Monsoor was honored because he threw his body on top of the grenade in order to save the lives of his three comrades in arms. ABC and NBC had their anchors Charles Gibson (embargoed link) and Brian Williams narrate the videotape. CBS assigned the ceremony to Jim Axelrod, who noted that the tale of self-sacrifice "brought tears to a President who was honoring uncommon valor."
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