JAN JANOS PHOTOS
Mack Boynton U.S. Navy
-THREE- ONE -ELEVEN- TWELVE- COMODUONE
This is what 95 looks like on an old
Frogman (2013) COMUDUONE 1958
This is what 95 looks like on an old Frogman (2013)
Mack Boynton, All UDT's became SEAL Teams ! Mack, You are a Navy SEAL !
Joe Silva & Katie Northrup
Walter M. Harkey Minh Nuygen
Jon Tumilson and K9 Hawkeye
Roy "Rusty" Cambell
Don Shipley and John Wayne
Sam Orr, R.I.P. Go HERE for all of Sam Orr's SEAL Memorials
Bo Reichenbach Navy SEAL WIA Afganistan
PICTURES FROM MCPO ROBERT STONER
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Captain Franklin, I agree, but then I was never politically correct! Doc RIo
Chuck Detmer, John Dearmon, ?? , Doc Riojas Mrs. Ray Tullas & Ray
SEAL CDR Job Price remembered as Pottstown hero
Injured, US Navy Seal Killed In Secret US Mission To Iran
Posted by EU Times on Dec 30th, 2012
Navy SEAL died of apparent
Navy SEAL CDR Job Price
From: Larry Bailey
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013
To: Maynard Weyers
Subject: SEAL Mom's Account of Chris Kyle's Funeral
Maynard, I have permission to distribute this. The author's son
is a serving SEAL. Seems suitable for SEAL Ink.
Chris Kyle, Patriotism and Texas February 12, 2013
I just wanted to share with you all that out of a horrible tragedy we were blessed by so many people. Chris was Derek's teammate through 10 years of training and battle. They both suffer/suffered from PTSD to some extent and took great care of each other because of it. 2006 in Ramadi was horrible for young men that never had any more aggressive physical contact with another human than on a Texas football field. They lost many friends. Chris became the armed services number #1 sniper of all time. Not something he was happy about other than the fact that in doing so he saved a lot of American lives. Three years ago, his wife Taya asked him to leave the SEAL teams as he had a huge bounty on his head by Al Qaeda. He did and wrote the book The American Sniper. 100% of the proceeds from the book went to two of the SEAL families who had lost their son in Iraq. That was the guy Chris was. He formed a company in Dallas to train military, police and I think firemen as far as protecting themselves in difficult situations. He also formed a foundation to work with military people suffering from PTSD. Chris was a giver not a taker. He along with a friend and neighbor, Chad Littlefield, were murdered trying to help a young man that had served 6 months in Iraq and claiming to have PTSD.
Now I need to tell you about all of the blessings. Southwest Airlines flew in any SEAL and their family from any airport they flew into free of charge. The employees donated buddy passes and one lady worked for 4 days without much of a break to see that it happened. Volunteers were at both airports in Dallas to drive them to the hotel. The Marriott reduced their rates to $45 a night and cleared the hotel for only SEALs and family. The Midlothian, TX. police department paid the $45 a night for each room. I would guess there were about 200 people staying at the hotel. 100 of them SEALs. Two large buses were chartered to transport people to the different events and they also had a few rent cars. The police and secret service were on duty 24 hours during the stay at our hotel.
At the house (Chris & Taya’s home) the Texas DPS parked a large motor home in front to block the view from reporters. It remained there the entire 5 days for the SEALs to congregate in and all to use the restroom so as not to have to go in the house. Taya, their two small children and both sets of parents were staying in the home. Only a hand full of SEALs went into the home as they had different duties and meetings were held sometimes on an hourly basis. It was a huge coordination of many different events and security. Derek was assigned to be a pall bearer, to escort Chris' body when it was transferred from Midlothian Funeral Home to Arlington Funeral Home and to be with Taya. Tough job. Taya seldom came out of her bedroom. The home was full with people from the church and other family members that would come each day to help. I spent one morning in a bedroom with Chris' mom and the next morning with Chad Littlefield's parents (the other man murdered with Chris). Tough job.
Nolan Ryan sent his cooking team, a huge grill and lots of steaks, chicken and hamburgers. They set up in the front yard and fed people all day long. The 200 SEALs and their family. The next day a BBQ restaurant set up a buffet in front of the house and fed all once again. Food was plentiful and all were taken care of. The church kept those inside the house well fed.
Jerry Jones, the man everyone loves to hate, was a rock star. He donated use of Cowboy Stadium for the services as it was determined that so many wanted to attend. The charter buses transported us to the stadium on Monday at 10:30. Every car, bus, motorcycle was searched with bomb dogs and police. I am not sure if kooks were making threats trying to make a name for themselves or if so many SEALs in one place was a security risk...I don't know. We willing obliged. No purses into stadium! We were taken to The Legends room high up and a large buffet was available. That was about 300 people. We were growing. A Medal of Honor recipient was there, lots of secret service and police and Sarah Palin and her husband. She did not impress me. She was taking the opportunity to be interviewed for TV and dressed in high clog shoes and corduroy jeans. She looked nice, but this was a very formal military service. She was not dressed appropriately. The service started at 1:00 and when we were escorted onto the field I was shocked. We heard about 10,000 people had come to attend also. They were seated in the stadium seats behind us. It was a beautiful and emotional service. Bagpipe and drum corps was wonderful and the A&M men’s choir stood through the entire service and sang right at the end. We were all in tears.
The next day was the 200 miles procession from Midlothian, TX to Austin for burial. It was a cold, drizzly, windy day, but the people were out. We had dozens of police motorcycles riders, freedom riders 5 chartered buses and lots of cars. You had to have a pass to be in the procession and still it was huge. Two helicopters circled the procession with snipers sitting out the side door for protection. It was the longest funeral procession ever in the state of Texas. People were everywhere. The entire route was shut down ahead of us the and people were lined up on the side of the road the entire way. Firemen down on one knee, police officers holding their hats over their hearts, children waving flags, veterans saluting as we went by.. Every bridge had fire trucks with large flags displayed from their tall ladders....people all along the entire 200 miles standing in the cold weather. It was so heartwarming. Taya rode in the hearse with Chris' body so Derek rode the route with us. I was so grateful to have that time with him.
The services were at Texas National Cemetery. Very few are buried there and you have to apply to get in. It is like people from Civil War, Medal of Honor winners a few from the Alamo and all the historical people of Texas. It was a nice service and the Freedom Riders surrounded the outside of the entire cemetery to keep the crazy church from Kansas that protests at military funerals away from us. Each SEAL put his Trident (metal SEAL badge) on the top of Chris' casket one at a time. A lot hit it in with one blow, Derek was the only one to take 4 taps to put his in and it was almost like he was caressing it as he did it. Another tearful moment.
After the service the governor's wife, Anita Perry, invited us to the governor's mansion. She stood at the door and greeted each of us individually and gave the SEALs a coin of Texas. We were able to tour the ground floor and then went into the garden for beer and BBQ. So many of the team guys said that after they get out they are moving to Texas. That they had never felt so much love and hospitality. The charter buses then took the guys to the airport to catch their returning flights. Derek just now called and after a 20 hours flight he is back in his spot.
Quite an emotional, but blessed week.
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Chris Kyle: Hero to Zero as
seen by Obama
From a retired firefighter and Army/National Guard LTC.
It is about the funeral of Chris Kyle, the American soldier who was murdered while trying to help a soldier suffering with PTSD.
The highest ranking officer at the service was a Brigadier General, and many, many military service people both active, reserve, and retired were here! Sara Palin quietly slipped into the service avoiding all press, to pay her personal and very private respects to the family, along with many others who did not want to make their appearance look like an attention grabber. Chris's casket was solemnly brought in by a military color guard and escort and placed on the Texas star in center field in front of the podium. The military honor guard never left the casket from the time his body was first placed in it days earlier until he was finally laid to rest. Chris Kyle's wife was the final speaker with a Marine escort at her elbow the entire time. The Marine gave her a white glove to dry her tears as she wept during her message, NO ONE..not one single person.. could hold back tears, and many openly sobbed as she spoke!! No one could believe how she got through it, especially when she spoke of being a broken woman by this loss, and yet when she spoke of his strength, we all knew that she was drawing her strength from Chris, even then. The entire stadium politely applauded her as she left the podium. All of the local television stations carried the service and broadcast live, as well as rebroadcast late that night.
Yesterday, Tuesday, even in the pouring rain, the funeral procession left from his hometown of Midlothian, TX, just 15 minutes south of Dallas for Chris's final resting place in Austin, a 240 mile journey. The funeral procession stretched for 200 miles!!! The beginning of the procession arrived in Austin just 30 minutes after the end of the procession was just leaving his hometown 200 miles away!!! It was the largest and longest procession in the history of the State of Texas. Every single overpass was filled with people holding flags and paying respect. Military from all branches stood at attention along the side of the interstate highway. Some of the overpass bridges had huge fire department ladder trucks set up with enormous U.S. flags stretched from the top one towering ladder to the top of the other in a formal salute to this hero. The cemetery where Chris is laid to rest is reserved for only people who have made incredible sacrifice for the State of Texas and the United States. He is laid to rest near Sam Houston, the man who ultimately fought for the freedom of Texas from Mexico and the Statehood of Texas. Ann Richards, the first female governor of Texas, along with most of the other governors and heroes whose entire life was dedicated to the freedom of this nation are laid to rest there!
Obama may have snubbed this hero, but trust me, he did not have the final say in how this hero was remembered! The State of Texas and all of the local military gave this brave warrior the proper honor he so deserved. We all wept with both sorrow and pride for this incredible warrior, friend, husband, and father.
Don’t forget FLAGS AT HALF-MAST FOR WHITNEY, NO MENTION ABOUT CHRIS FROM BARRY when you vote for the next Democratic person running for office.
Someone has to TEACH Barry about AMERICAN
Life is a gift, Freedom is a responsibility.
C. Gardner Sullivan II, R.I.P.
C. Gardner Sullivan II passed away on January 10, 2013 in
Scottsdale, AZ. He was 82 years old and was the son of C. Gardner
Sullivan and Ann Beatrice May. He was born on October 25, 1930 in Los
C. Gardner Sullivan II, R.I.P.
Jose Taylor Brumuller A.D. Clark and his "killer Costa Rican wife"
Larsen Jensen (SEAL) J. Robert DuBois
Navy SWCC Dan Hathorn
On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 2:47 PM, Dan Hathorn wrote:
It's a sore spot for me as a lot of my friends who are team guys are now calling my integrity into question. I'd be more than willing to chat with you on this subject anytime.
Dan, Thank you for speaking to me over the telephone. The DENVER POST
is no different than any of the other Newspapers. Their job is
to sell newspapers. I believe that this should take care
of the issue of your service with Naval Special Warfare. Don't
feel bad, I have been called a "wannabe SEAL" when asked my
UDT/R class number. But that is another
E. Doc Riojas, U.S. Navy SEAL
Dan Hathorn hopes to be first injured athlete to compete in
standard Olympics POSTED: 06/09/2012 By John
Meyer The Denver Post
Navy SWCC Dan Hathorn
Andy Rieckhoff & Kyle Chapman
Frog's Breath Beer
John Wolfram , Minh getting baptised
Marcus Luttrell & Lou Boyles
Minh & Wife in the House Navy SEALs built for him near MyTho Vietnam
I was disappointed, as I'm sure everyone was, that the red tape
of immigration services got in his way. He was a patriot and a great
friend to all SEALS. I am going to send you some money for Minh but I
need an address and information as to how to make out the check.
Frank Cleary told me your great story that you got out of the Navy/Teams and went to med school and now your are practicing medicine - what an absolutely great story!. What type of medicine are you practicing? Now that I am in my "later years" I may need your services.
I hope to hear from you soon
Minh, "Good to Go" with SEAL Team TWO; ONE purple heart, but no award due to US Military Laws
"This is to request help for a brave man who repeatedly risked his life to help SEALs during the Vietnam War.
Nguyen Hoang Minh operated with a number of SEAL platoons in the Mekong Delta in the late 1960's. He served as a field interpreter, fearlessly took part in some famous operations that helped to establish the SEAL reputation, and was wounded several times. After U.S. forces left Vietnam, the SEALs who knew him assumed he was dead.
Minh survived, but spent years in the notorious reeducation camps.
Having been on the losing side, he was ostracized by most of his countrymen and was never able to make a decent living. He and his family have endured great poverty and hardship over the past 38 years.
After his former Teammates found that he was alive, they raised money to bring him and his family to the USA. This proved unsuccessful, and the funds were given to Minh, who used them to build a small house for his family in My Tho and to help with medical expenses. The funds have long since run out.
Minh is now in his 70's and unable to work. Former SEAL Team TWO operator Erasmo "Doc" Riojas, in whose platoon Minh bravely served, has kindly and quietly been receiving donations from Vietnam-era SEALs and periodically sending them to Minh in Vietnam so he can live his final years with dignity.
Anyone who wishes to help this brave former ally is encouraged to contact Doc at firstname.lastname@example.org
ZIPPO lighter gift from Doc Riojas
Minh in 2013
John J. Donovan of The Loving House Project in South Vietnam MyTho area
To: Raleigh Kraft
Date: Wed, Jun 5, 2013
Subject: Viet Nam
Dear Mr. Kraft
l have received your packages for 2 days ago. There are a book" GOOD to GO" and 2 seals team 2 badges. l like it very much. l only read some pages talking about operation at MO CAY BEN TRE. That operation there are sixty V.C. and some prisoners was captured by U.S SEAL team, 2; was there what beautiful operation, is! Thank you very much for packages you sent to me.
Doc, you know, when we fly by a helicopter at CHO THOM market we saw big v.c flag made by pole and Hang it before the door to market and we turn back to MO CAY district Chief and l asked him. How when division 7 operation this area? he said that about 2 years ago. But division 7 was wipe out about 250 soldiers and district Chief asked me, how many division will go operation here to MoCay?
I'm smiling I'm thinking by myself l said about two divisions. He is very happy when l said that because he didn't know we are SEALs that day we got operation there only twenty SEALs.
After operation there, there was sixty VC and many prisoners was captured by SEALs, after we took them to MO CAY district Chief and who asked me how many soldiers for this operation l told him twenty SEALs only.
but there 10 seals at VINH LONG and 10 seals at MY THO.
Doc, you we were there before right? You are the bravest how beautiful operation is. Thank you very much for money you gave to me. Best regards MINH
PS: l will read this book again. If l have spare time.
Best regardsYour Amigo from Vietnam (name with held as security measure)
Mark Donald U.S. Navy SEAL Extraordinaire
James Janos aka: Jesse Ventura
Rudy Boesch and Erasmo Riojas Willits
Lou Hyatt, Jackie Lee, Bill "Rat" Miller, Billy Christianson, "Killer" John Eietsch and Frank Toms photo by "Doc" Cox
Richard Marcinko Caleb Nelson
50's Frogmen Reunion 2011
Hoot Andrews Kimberly & Aaron Vaughn Eric Greitens DR Wasdin Howard
Glen Grinnage Erasmo Riojas T.L. Bosiljevac "Bad Bo" endorsement
SEAL Team Reunion 2011
from Kim O. on Vimeo.
W.C. Vietnam Era Frog/Seal Photos, Thursday,
August 18, 2011,
SEPT 11, 2011 GULFCOAST SEALs
Lt to Rt: Matt nicola, Mark Nicola, Dave Kappus, Chris nicola, Mack Machowitz, Frank Sayle (kneeling, Doc Riojas, Jim Bracken, Bob Fuller, Marcus Presson, Rylan Bosher and Dan Potts (kneeling), Rex Hand, Mike McKean and me, Dan Potts Sept 11, 2011
from: Dan Potts djpfrog13 AT udtseals DOT org
to: GulfCoast SEALs
date: Mon, Sep 12, 2011
subject: Group Picture 9/11/11 at Watson's House of Ales, Houston TX
Our first annual "Toast Our Troops" event was held at Watson's House of Ales here in Houston yesterday to commemorate all of the fallen (but not forgotten) members of Our Family and the "SpecWar" community as a whole. It was a fantastic turnout on the part of everyone and especially the "Public" who came out to support this event. This is the Group photo in front of the "SpecWar" dragster.
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate tireless minority keen to start brush fires in the peoples minds." Samuel Adams
IN GOD WE TRUST
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Erick Greitens in Iraq
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Jim Hein David Rutherford
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Aaron Vaughn Harry Humphries Jack Lynch
Hugh Dunseath Jim Cook
SEAL Team FOUR "Just Cause" operators. Top Row: Lt - Rt 4th man is Issac Rodriguez, KIA in Panama.
East Coast Frogmen Photo by Lowell Gosser he is in the picture standing Rt.-Lt the 4th man
Medical Doctors: E.Riojas, Consuelo, V. Kuri in Mexico Rural Clinic
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Class 33 East Coast
Denny "Snake" Chalker
Lt to Rt: Ray SMith, ???, Dr. David F. Fish , ???, in Civies Hershel Davis
SEAL KIA's Afganistan
Ephrayim J. Aven
Viet Hai class & Frank Cucci
Josh Harris with Parents
Rescuers of SEALs in Afganistan
Jeff Reeves Jim Rand
Bob Kerry MOH presentation
Dr. Fish & Mark David Mark Metherell
? ? ? Mike Slattery
Nye Air Show Leap Frogs Joe Kernan
Frank Thornton, Rudy Boesch, Marge Boesch, Pete "The Pirate" Jesse Ventura
Richard Machowicz (SEAL), Discovery Channel TV
Walking the Walk in mud
Scott Savor in Red T shirt
Halo Class ST-2: Jack Macione, Joe Di Martino, Stan Janecka, Jim Tipton, "Hoss" Kucinski, Jim Wallace, Bill Goines, Lenny Waugh, Shorty McKeowen, Richard Brozac and Fred "Doc" McCarty
SEAL Instructors BUD/S Coronado Ca.
SEAL Team FIVE Echo Platoon
Leap Frog getting ball autographed by Pujols
Terry Sullivan "Big Al" Ashton
Mike Thornton & Tom Norris and Gang
center Frank Thornton MOH
Shadow & Mike Mcquillis Slattery and UDT-13 men
Stewart Kerr MD Suth, KIA Afganistan
Mike Thornton MOH 'nam war games
Contract SEAL in Iraq
Wesley P. Richey
Jim Watson and Buddies
West Coast Frogmen
Is this guy for real SEAL? Webmaster need to know !
Doc Riojas Fred miller and Bill langley
Frank Thornton and LDNNs ?BSU sailor?
Mike Cura Ryan Young
SO2 Ryan C. Job - Class 251 USN Retired
Ryan Job WIA, He is totally Blind
• To watch an interview with Ryan and Kelly Job, visit http://remaxsat.edgeboss.net/wmedia/remaxsat/sentinels/sof_scottsdale_vnr.asx.
Ryan Job U.S. Navy SEAL
Navy SEAL Ryan Job
Ryan was the SEAL who was critically wounded preceeding Marc Lee's death in Ramadi on 2 August 06. Ryan was shot in the face and he has completely lost his right eye and may very well lose his left. He is recovering at Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Maryland right now. I had the privilege of speaking with Ryan this afternoon on the phone, and I was struck by the courage and committment of this young man even at what must be his darkest hour.
Ryan was very grateful for Marc, "shooting for me," while his platoon tried to casevac him from the Ramadi rooftop where he was hit. Ryan was also grateful that an M1 tank put two 120mm rounds into the building from which he was shot. He told me that he takes great comfort in the fact that the terrorist who took his right eye won't be around to enjoy it, and I heartily agree with him. Though he certainly knows that he won't have the chance, he emphasized repeatedly to me that all he wanted to do was to get back into the fight with his platoonmates and that he'd gladly give his left eye for the opportunity.
Where do we get such men?
I spoke with his mother and brother over beers at world famous McP's Irish Pub in Coronado, CA on Saturday. They had attended Marc Lee's memorial service. Ryan has a great family that love him, but like many of our hero's families, they don't have cash sitting around to spend on travel expenses and hotel rooms so they can visit their warriors during their recovery. I donated to the Naval Special Warfare Foundation so that these needs could be met. I'd encourage B5 readers to do the same if you are able.
I am trying to set up a fund for Ryan to get a Valour IT laptop which totals out at $800. I will put down the first $250, and I would ask that readers who feel led, would step up and put up the remaining $550.
Froggy is back:
I just wanted to report back to the B5 crew about the laptop drive for Navy SEAL Ryan Job at Bethesda. You may remember that Ryan was shot in the face in Ramadi on August 2nd and lost his right eye. His platoonmate, Marc Lee, provided the suppressing fire that allowed the platoon to medevac Ryan off of the roof where he was wounded. Marc's sacrifice of his life to allow Ryan a chance to survive earned him the Silver Star and his rightful place in the pantheon of fallen SEAL Team heroes.
I spoke to Ryan in the hospital last week and told him that I was going to try to raise money to get him a Valour-IT laptop-which we did here on B5 in EIGHT HOURS! I asked the Soldier's Angels rep to total up the donations received last week for Ryan and she just wrote me back to say that all told, we raised $2535! In addition to Ryan's laptop, three more wounded warriors will be getting one as well. I want to thank the B5 readers for their compassion and for actually putting their money where their heart is.
I also wanted to give a shout out to Beth, Lynette, Patty, and Adele from Soldier's Angels for their rapid response to my request for Ryan and for personally ensuring that Ryan received the computer last Saturday morning. Your efforts are appreciated. And I don't want to forget the man who started it all-Chuck Z- has been working behind the scenes to oversee the delivery. HOOYAH Chuck!
We are saddened to announce that Ryan Job succumbed to complications from recent surgery. It has been reported by the news media that there were mistakes made by the surgeons during his last surgery. He lived a significant 28 1/2 years from March 11, 1981 - September 24, 2009
SO2 Ryan C. Job - Class 251 USN Retired
The Making of U.S. Navy SEALs
Monsoor KIA Tattoo Marc Lee KIA