Historic events such as "The Cuban Missile Crisis", "Project Mercury: Faith 7", and "Naval Pentathlon" are but three examples.
This book contains many stories that are humorous and depict the style or character of the individual capable of surviving training and life in the Teams.
After fighting him for about 6 months I put in for Sub School and he approved it first time. The Second Edition contains 43 stories and 22 photos related to Naval Special Warfare and the men who belonged to the Navy's elite UDT/SEAL teams during the 1960s. Most of the stories relate to West Coast BUDS Training and Class-28.
The remaining stories relate to specific events supported by the Teams during the 1960s.
I enlisted in the Navy in 1956 at 17, spent 2 years on a destroyer before I could get into the teams.
I was a RM1-P1 in 1963, and was leading Petty Officer for 37A ops out of Da Nang in 1964. David was the 2nd Seal killed in combat), and Seal Team ONE from 1962-1965. I did not know Bill Robinson while on active duty, but became good friends with him after he retired.
I just retired in 2005, finishing up my career as Chief, Department of Behavioral Medicine for Winn Army Community Hospital. I also worked with the 160th out of Hunter, if you are familiar of their work with dev group.
We might have met, who knows, but I don't recall you by name.
At any rate, it is entirely possible that we ran into each other.
The author does not attempt to paint a broad historical overview of the Teams but rather presents an intimate insider's perspective of one boat crew, seven men, who train together and forge a bond of friendship and trust that lasts a lifetime.
If you order the book directly from KNMF, approximately -8 from the sale of each book will benefit this charitable organization (see "To Order a Book" below).