Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story
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The most complete history of the U.S. Navy SEALs—from their roots in World War II to their celebrated efforts in the War on Terror—written with the unprecedented cooperation of the Naval Special Warfare community. The book will tie-in with a fall 2014 PBS series.
Over the last fifty years, a small Navy unit has evolved into the world’s most celebrated fighting force: the U.S. Navy SEALs. Until now, their stories have been sealed in the chambers of operational secrecy—and the brotherhood of SEAL anonymity. Drawing on exclusive interviews with more than 100 former special operators, highly respected retired SEAL Dick Couch and award-winning author Bill Doyle record their stories in Navy Seals and give us the epic chronicle these legendary warriors deserve.
Navy Seals charts the SEALs story, from their origins in the daring Naval Combat Demolition Teams, Underwater Demolition Teams, Scouts and Raiders commando units, and OSS Operational Swimmers of WWII to their coming of age in Vietnam and rise to glory in Iraq and Afghanistan after 9/11. Illustrated with 40-pages of photographs, here are the greatest missions of the world’s most legendary special operators—in their own words.
SEALs in, 80, 93 impact on SEALs of, 186 intelligence in, 81, 94, 105, 106, 111, 119 Kit Carson Scouts in, 82, 84, 87, 88 and lessons learned in Grenada, 148 looting during, 88 Medal of Honor awards for actions during, 105, 106, 110, 113 Vietnam War (cont.) Nha Trang Bay operations during, 105–6 and Norris-Thornton mission, 110–13 and North Vietnam invasion of South Vietnam, 119 POWs in, 77, 78–90, 107, 113–16, 117, 119 PRUs in, 95, 99–100 rescue of downed aircrew during, 106–10 and
automatic weapons fire closed in on Higgins as he zigzagged in the surf. Higgins, who was wearing highly visible long john underwear in a vain attempt to fight the cold, swam toward one of his buddies, who yelled furiously at him, “You son of a bitch, get away from here with that goddamn white sweatshirt! Do you want to get us all killed?” Higgins recalled that the carrier-borne American fighter planes and torpedo bombers “added their own individual tones to the murderous symphony, loosing
were not being made,” recalled Lyon. “We controlled the harbor itself. That’s one of the reasons that we had a Republic of Korea [military] detachment along with our Marine Corps detachment on the island of Yodo. We felt relatively secure where we were on those islands, as they were under Allied control. How smart were the North Koreans? Not very damn smart. They could have made it very difficult for friendly (locals) to be out there on those little islands. They could have made trouble for them
aborted raid, according to the U.S. News report, the SEALs returned to Bosnia, and this time they scored a victory, taking three war crimes suspects into custody. “One suspect named Miroslav Tadic,” the article reported, “was physically tackled by SEALs.” In 1997, veteran New York Times correspondent David Binder reported on “credible information” of a joint Navy SEAL–British SAS operation that killed Serbian war crimes suspect Simo Drljaca near Prijedor, Bosnia, on July 10 of that year.
and all business, yet in a nice way. When Mike was around, things seemed to go better—easier. Mike came from a very loving family, and when you met his folks, you could understand how he came to be such a likable guy and such a great team player. Y’know, he never made a big deal about it, but somehow he always managed to go to Mass on Sunday. He was our best and now he’s gone. We all miss him.” At the division headquarters of the U.S. Army 1st Armored Division in Stuttgart, Germany, there’s a