Pro MMA fighter, Mitch "Smashin' Frog" Aguiar is a former Navy SEAL

Pro MMA fighter & Fmr Navy SEAL guards monument

Pro MMA fighter, Mitch “Smashin’ Frog” Aguiar is a former Navy SEAL who resides in Virginia. After hearing rumors that a protest planned to target a memorial in Virginia Beach, he took action.

Virginia is an open carry state, so Mitch armed him self legally, and went to ensure the memorial to the fallen SEALs remained untouched. He tells us, “I thought I was going to be out there by myself. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find some old salty frogs there. They were also ready to defend the monument. We even had an overwatch team on the surrounding hotel balconies.” He went on to say, “We were also monitoring police scanners for updates on the situation.”

Pro MMA fighter, Mitch "Smashin' Frog" Aguiar is a former Navy SEAL
Courtesy of @mitch_aguiar

Previous demonstrations on the oceanfront had turned violent. Protestors had vandalized and looted stores. Subsequently, causing police to use tear gas and other less than lethal tactics to disperse the crowd.

Mitch tells us, “Apparently one of their objectives was to vandalize/destroy the Police Monument and the Navy SEAL Monument, both are memorials to fallen heroes.”

Protecting history

Furthermore, he tells us, “We were going to make damn sure that wasn’t going to happen! The police had come down and saw we had a handle on things at the SEAL Monument. This freed up officers and allowed them to deal with and contain the bulk of the protesters down the boardwalk.”

Mitch stated he believed this show of force was a necessary deterrent. He also said, “There were two shootings down were the bulk of them were but nothing major at the monument. So overall it went well and there was no drama.”

Dedicated on July 20, 2017, this has stood as a honored ground for Veterans and civilians alike. They come from all over to remember the fallen and reflect on the call to service. In the past, SEAL monuments, such as one dedicated to Lt. Michael Murphy, have also been vandalized.

Support for Mitch

His instagram post of the evening has gathered over 21,000 likes. His post was also shared by Rob O’Neill, who is largely credited for killing Osama bin Laden. Visits Mitch’s Instagram by clicking here. You can also follow his career as a Pro MMA fighter.

Pro MMA fighter Courtesy of mitch aguiar
Courtesy of @mitch_aguiar

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15 thoughts on “Pro MMA fighter & Fmr Navy SEAL guards monument”

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    Great job. Violent protesters,gang bangers should be classified domestic terrorism. They should try wearing colors that matter & a tag that says US Army,US Navy or something else that says serve & protect, first responders. Again great job.

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    Stephen Verrigni

    Yes…. GREAT JOB, Mitch!
    I believe that it is the duty of Veterans to safeguard the memory of Our Brothers and Sisters. I am a Vietnam Veteran with 2 tours of duty.
    I was part of Gathering of Eagles in DC when Cindy Sheehan and the Anti War protesters attempted to deface the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Over 35,000 Vietnam Veterans showed up, on their own nickel, to insure nothing would desecrate those names on The Wall.

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    James A Schrage Sr

    I was a Navy diver, not a Seal, I knew a few of them, we shared the same love for our Country, and for our team mates, behind you guys all the way !!

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    Mitch this is awesome, were proud of you back here at “home” in MD. I’m certain you dad is beaming with pride as he always has!!! Keep doing great things….❤Kendra and Tim

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    There are many Americans like me who would stand up for our Monuments and Memorials.What gives up pause is if we are forced to act that the far Left Md.controlled prosecutors would make examples of us while the bullets fly every night in Bulletmore. There’s also the concern of creating a confusing situation for our Police Officers who have it so tough right now.
    Highest Regards Mitch and fellow frogmen, we’re fortunate to have you on our side.

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    Mitch, we never leave them behind or forget thier sacrifice for our country. WE GO ALL THE WAY. Your a hero for what your doing and what you have done.🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲

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