If you read the news today, you know that the Navy SEALS rescued some hostages from the Somali pirates. That's great! President Reagan, Admiral "Ace" Lyons, and Commander Dick Marcinko made this elite unit, and now we are using them. Oh, we used them before, but the news media was never told. This elite SEAL unit was classified higher than "TOP SECRET"! They did not wear uniforms, grew their hail long, had beards, did not carry Military ID cards, and dressed like bums. Why, to fit into the populace. Their headquarters were secretly concealed on a training base, they drove civilian vehicles, used weapons other than government issue, and were the most clandestine unit we ever created. Not to mention they were terribly effective.
But, based on my last post, I would like to ask the question; How did the SEALS get to Somalia? Did they walk, drive, swim? No, a military unit delivered them. Maybe a submarine with a SEAL delivery vehicle, or a helicopter flying from an Aircraft Carrier, or they did a HALO jump from a C-130 aircraft piloted by Navy Pilots. The bottom line is, their mission was a JOINT mission, coordinated with various units of the Navy or other military branches. But, all the American public hears about is the SEALS. And that makes my point! I am not jealous of the success of the SEALS, I am angry that our leadership ignores the efforts of the rest of the Navy. So, as I asked a day or so ago, speak out! Tell YOUR war stories every where you can and anytime you have the opportunity.