RADM Richard "Dick" Lyon
R.I.P. 1925 - 2017
William "Ryan" Owens
R.I.P. 1981 - 2017
What Went Wrong in Yemen:Details On Deadly Raid That Left Navy SEAL Dead
Guy Purvis R.I.P.
1924 - 2017
Not Dead Can't Quit (NDCQ)!
Mack is a Member of the GulfCoast SEALs
Richard “Mack” Machowicz, the host of Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior, a SEAL. According to his biography on the Discovery Channel's site, "he participated in numerous tactical operations with SEAL Team ONE and TWO. While operating at SEAL Team TWO, he was a Naval Special Warfare Scout/Sniper, as well as being attached to the training cadre as the Leading Petty Officer of Land, Mountain and Arctic Warfare."
He also has practiced Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, Kickboxing, Aikido, Jujutsu, Savate, Arnis, and Karate for more than twenty years, having received multiple black belts. He was a certified instructor in the Naval Special Warfare Combat Fighting Instructor Course, as well as a Naval Special Warfare Scout/Sniper. He is a qualified expert in all US navy small arms. He founded the Bukido Institute, as well as the Bukido Training System, which "teaches a performance philosophy that uses unarmed combat as a pathway for exploring the dynamics of doubt, hesitation, second-guessing, stress, pain, fatigue and fear."
Machowicz also served as a personal protection specialist for many high profile individuals within the political arena, business world and entertainment industry.
Richard "Mack" Machowitz talks to Oakland Raiders about Team work.
"Mack" resided in Pearland, TX leaving his wife Mandy and two daughters. He is a member of the GulfCoast SEALs
Richard "Mack" Machowitz and Damien "Lil Rio" Vasquez at Gulfcoast SEAL party in Pearland TX 2016
Mack being intervied by Don Shipley his SEAL Teamate about different subjects related to SEAL Combat Skills
Mandy and Daughers Accepting the USA Flag
Fr. Jim at Saint Helen Catholic CHurch, Pearland, TX.
America, her Mother and Dad, ??, Mack
Guest Speaker "Mack" at Ft. Pierce Muster Richard "Mack" Machowicz
Richard "Mack" Mackowitz
Gulfcoast SEALs L-R Chris, Dave, Bob, Curt, Mack, Jim, ?? , Pat , Doc Rio and Lil Rio
gulfcoast SEALs Mack Chris & Family and Doc Rio
Richard "Mack" Mackowitz and Damien Rio Vasquez
Lt to Rt: John Cantarella, Kevin Hodge, Chris Nicola, Erasmo Riojas, David Kappus, Mark Bond, Al Hreha, Curt Gibby : SEAL members of the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the UDT-SEAL Assn. attending Richard "Mack" Machowitz funeral at Houston TX VA cemetery January 2017
Brandon Cruz and Ryan Bates
Ray "Cash" Care
Robert C. Bell Jr. R.I.P.
1925 - 2017
GunnyTime w Sawman & the Stoner 63 Machinegun Craig Sawyer Craig Sawyer
Morris Lee Barber R.I.P. 1926 - 2016
passing of Morris Lee Barber, 91, of Severna Park, Maryland, on 27 December 2016.
It is sad to report the passing of our Shipmate Morris "Lee" Barber
Lee served as a member of UDT-11, UDT-3, UDT-1, UDT-12, and eventually as a UDT and Underwater Swimmer School Instructor. Lee Barber was awarded a Purple Heart with Valor and a Presidential Unit Citation for duties performed during the Battle of Balikpanpan, Borneo during WWII
U.S. Navy SEAL Widows
Robert Bruce Donegan Jr. 1956 - 2016
Robert Bruce Donegan Jr. August 19, 1956 - December 27, 2016
Mike and Joyce Wood Retirement
Jill Kelley JSOC SEAL Emblem Carving
Tom Norris, MOH, Vietnam
Edward T. Bigham Jr.
R.I.P. 1924 - 2016
Edward T. Bigham Jr.
Kiet Nugyen LDNN (V.N. SEAL), Bat 21 Hero awarded USNavy CROSS
Robert B. Donegan Jr. R.I.P. 1956 - 2016 Class 36 E.C.
Devon J. Grube R.I.P. 19 - 2016
The Coast Guard says rescue crews launched at 9:22 a.m.
Devon Grube was found unconscious around 11 a.m. He was taken to the hospital, where he died Thursday, according to Navy officials.
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (WAVY) — Missing kayaker who was found Wednesday morning off of the Cherrystone Inlet, near Cape Charles, has died.
Irishman Dies from Stubbornness
As much as people knew hanging out with him would end in a night in jail or a killer screwdriver hangover, he was the type of man that people would drive 16 hours at the drop of a dime to come see. He lived 1000 years in the 67 calendar years we had with him because he attacked life; he grabbed it by the lapels, kissed it, and swung it back onto the dance floor.
At the age of 26 he planned to circumnavigate the world - instead, he ended up spending 40 hours on a life raft off the coast of Panama. In 1974, he founded the Quincy Rugby Club. In his thirties, he sustained a knife wound after saving a woman from being mugged in New York City.
He didn't slow down: at age 64, he climbed to the base camp of Mount Everest. Throughout his life, he was an accomplished hunter and birth control device tester (with some failures, notably Caitlin Connors, 33; Chris Connors, 11; and Liam Connors, 8).
Cliff Hollenbeck 12/23/16
wrote to Doc Rio:
The true warrior prefers to make love, not war. But make no mistake, if you are his enemy or his lover you will get fucked.
Jim Bomar, 1945-1966, UDT 12
Joseph "Joe" Churchill ST-1
Bio for Adm. McRaven
Admiral Mc Raven
Navy SEAL Coronado Veterans Day San Diego Naked Warrior
William H. Hamilton, Jr. R.I.P.
1927 - 2016
GunnyTime w Sawman & the Stoner 63 Machinegun Craig Sawyer Craig Sawyer
Radm Dick Lyon
R.I.P. 1923 - 2017
We lost Dick Lyon today - a great friend, one of the early and long-standing leaders in our community. He was one of our few remaining Scouts and Raiders and WW2 vets. Dick was always there at our Old Frogs and SEALs gatherings and came to every SQT graduation to cheer on the new generation of SEALs while so well representing the old. Always a smile, always upbeat, always supporting the NSW community in any way he could. Always a joy.
Garry Bonelli and Carl Swepston are in touch with Dick's wife Cindy and she is looking at next weekend for memorial and internment services. Naturally, nothing has been firmed up yet. I will keep you informed as plans come together.
I wrote a little piece a couple of years ago that retold Dick's amazing story of being one of the first Americans to set foot on Japanese soil after WW2.
Richard Lyon Born Dick Lyonn the summer of 1923, Dick Lyon was destined to become an extraordinary waterman. Initially, while only a junior in high school, he became the #1 nationally ranked swimmer in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle. In 1940, Dick made the US national Olympic team. Mentored by the formidable Yale coach Bob Kiphuth, it’s no surprise that Dick entered Yale in the fall of 1941.
Stephen A. Nave R.I.P.
Lt-Rt: Mike Gold Chuck, Theiss, Erasmo "Doc" Riojas
Solomon Atkinson from Metlakatla, AK.
Burham Navy SEAL Vietnam Vet. One Step at a Time is the story of Greg Burham’s
Charlotte M. (Alander) Flockton
R.I.P. 1941 - 2016
Ronald T. Flockton
"Andy" Anderson, the Last C.O. of the UWSS, Key West FL. Andy closed that school.
Anthony Almon Dow Byers, Solomon Atkinson John Hobbs
Fred Miller Admiral Stevens and "Lil Rio" Vasquez
What Went Wrong? Inside the
Yemen SEAL Raid
THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE IS SMACK DAB ON THE MONEY. SEALS SHOULD SHUT UP--PERIOD.....NO MORE BOOKS ETC. SHOULD COME OUT OF THIS FORCE...............G
I concur. Just let the compound disappear.
An excellent response from a colleague of mine who spent a lot of time in a certain SF organization. Lots of Middle East experience.
Feb 04, 2017: Webmaster's note: "When will they ever learn?"
Special Operation, especially the SEALS, need to Shut the FVCK UP! Mission? What Mission? Don’t talk about missions. Don’t talk about successes and certainly don’t discuss failures. It is hard to be slick twice – the enemy is not stupid and they will continue to adapt to our tactics and techniques.
The last time we went on one of these major snatch & grabs, the SEALS encountered barking dogs, fighting women, non-combatants and a heavily guarded compound that was ready to fight. You think maybe they learned something from Operation Geronimo and our previous ops against Bin Laden? Damned right they did. They saw the same political nitpicking, wailing and hand-wringing about ‘civilian casualties’ and children being killed, etc. So expect it, and expect that it will get even worse.
Expect that your next main targets will probably be located directly in a highly populated area; inside a large multi-building family compound; every a-hole will have their family and a multitude of children with them, and the place will be crawling with dogs. Every a-hole in that compound will have a dog to bark when the SEALS come. And they will be armed to the teeth – ready to fight. Do they care about their families and civilian casualties? NO. They want them to win the propaganda battle against the Americans. They may even turn on their own folks to make it even worse – the Americans will be blamed.
Do not go after them in the compounds. Go after them when they move, when they travel, when they relocate, when they go to meetings. Cut off their power, cut off their water, spoil their food. Make a reason why they have to come out of that compound and go elsewhere. And then go after them. Otherwise, put a cruise missile into the compound – reduce it to rubble, and then go and exploit what is left.
We cannot play the economics game with these ass-wipes and win. We cannot afford to lose one highly trained operator and four others wounded along with a $70M bird for 14 goatherders – no matter how dangerous they are. Killing these guys is like the Hydra – another two heads rise up to replace the one you cut off. In the balance, a $1M Tomahawk would have been a bargain. It is like Vietnam all over again. You cannot win, and you certainly cannot afford to trade a jet fighter, etc., to blow down a bamboo bridge that is rebuilt and operational four days later.
That, and this sounds like a joint SEAL – Emirati operation. Guaranteed that the damned Emiratis were on their radios or comms running their mouths, with poor light and noise discipline. Typical stumble fvck Arabs wandering around the desert trying to be Rambo. I know. I used to train the Saudi Arabian SANG and they were noisy, stupid, useless shits who were the best in Saudi Arabia. Our nickname for them was “DUNE COONS.” Some guys even called them “Sandy Nixxers!” I expect nothing different from the Emirates.
Emirates and barking dogs – a guarantee for an abortion. Cheers! Hank.
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David George Sutherland R.I.P.
1943 - 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of
David G. Sutherland, 73, of Virginia Beach, Virginia on 29 December 2016.
Dave graduated with UDTR Training Class 028 on 07 January 1963 at Little Creek and served with UDT-21, SEAL Teams TWO and ONE, Underwater Swim School (UWSS), and was a member of the Gemini 6 and 7 Recovery Teams.
Dave's wife, Cheryl, has expressed to us, that Dave's ashes will be swum out to sea at the 2017 Sunrise Service Memorial Ceremony during next year's UDT-SEAL Museum Muster at Fort Pierce, Florida.
Dave "Lil Fat Rat" Sutherland
Dave "Lil Fat Rat" Sutherland Memorial I met Diamond Dave in 1993 at Lil Fat Rats house on Hannibal street in Virginia Beach at the 50th aniversary of NAVSPECWAR at Little Creek. I remember this fellow with a funny laugh that made me laugh just by hearing it.
Later that year I bumped into him at the UDT/SEAL Museum in Ft.Pierce. I remember asking Bill why he was called Diamond Dave. He said if you ever party with him you will know why. Well at the big party at the old Holiday Inn hotel before Little Jims Bridge parties after the Museum muster. He showed up in this white tuxedo suit like you would wear while yachting on a sail boat. With matching white english driving hat.
We sat laughing and bullshitting while Bud Thrift played auctioneer auctioning off stuff brought in to be sold to raise money for the museum. There were these hand made frog hand puppets. Dave bid on the first and won it for about 10 bucks. Bud Thrift auctioned a few other things and then brought up the second Frog hand puppet. Dave bid $10 and then this older lady with the WW2 UDT Vets bid $15. It got all the way up to $75 with Bud Thrift looking at Diamond Dave to up the bid to $80 said Come on Dave give me $80! The lady was thinking holy shit I'm at $75 hope he bids $80.
Dave sat back in the chair and said. No I already have one. Leaving the older lady holding the bag at $75 bucks. He put his hand inside the frog puppet and made it come alive. Then someone yelled. Hey Dave what are you gonna do with that puppet? He calmly said while making its mouth open and close. I'm going to take it home and Fuck it!
Laughter erupted from all. Then Bud Thrift auctioned
off the walking stick made from a bulls penis. But that's another story. Meeting
Diamond Dave was only one of the perks of knowing his big brother Fat Rat.
David George Sutherland
Bill and Dave Sutherland
Bill "Big Fat Rat" Sutherland
William "Big Fat Rat" Sutherland
Charles S. Cattell R.I.P.
1942 - 2016
Charles S. Cattell
E. C. SEAL Reunion 2016 from the BLAST
E.C. SEAL Reunion 2016 from the BLAST
John "Fly" Fallon and Pee Wee Nealy
Erasmo Riojas SEAL Team TWO
John "Fly" Fallon & Pee Wee Nealy
Erasmo Riojas Frumentarious SEAL
Erasmo Riojas and Richard Cyrus
Capt. Ryan McCombie Daniel O'Shea
Alpha Squad of SEAL Team TWO's Third
Platoon Rick Woolards squad
Front L-R: Tony Mihalic, Mike Kelley, Chief Ba (Vietnamese SEAL), Dennis Johnson (later ST6 CMC Denny Johnson) Rear L-R: Fred Keener, Jack Schultz (USN SEAL Advisor to Vietnamese SEALs), Bill McCarthy, LTJG Rick Woolard
This is ALFA (correct spelling) Squad of 3rd Platoon, SEAL Team TWO on 10 December 1969 at the Advanced Tactical Support Base (ATSB) moored at the mouth of the Song Ong Doc river in An Xuyen Province, South Vietnam. This was just south of the U Minh Forest, a large Viet Cong stronghold.
I went through my SPOTREPS (after action reports) and found the one describing what happened before the photo was taken:
ALFA Squad of 3rd Platoon, SEAL Team TWO with LTJG Woolard as Patrol Leader departed the ATSB onboard an LCM (Landing Craft Medium) operated by the Mobile Support Team detachment assigned to 3rd Platoon. It motored up the Song Ong Doc river and into a canal where the squad embarked on a Whaler with a sampan in tow. The squad continued up the canal in the Whaler and when the canal narrowed, got into the sampan to move deeper into enemy territory. They inserted onto land, patrolled a short distance and got into a small firefight with a Viet Cong force of unknown size. They wounded one VC and the others fled. The squad extracted by Whaler, moved downstream and linked up with the LCM, then returned to base with all SEALs safe.
Erasmo Riojas and Tom Blais
Va. Beach, VA Frogman Statue. 7decVaBch.pdf contains all the details, Email Rick or Doc Rio
Bill Langley and Rex Davis
Bill Langley, Rudy and David PaAaina
Scott Moore (SEAL) and Frank K. Butler
Erasmo "Doc" Riojas 1967, Carter Hotel Vietnam
NRA Magazine SEALs, Doc O Brian
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Riojas and "Eagle" Gallagher 2016 Lil Jim's Bait Shop
Linda and Fred Miller & Doc Riojas
Rick Vader Gordy Xray Platoon