by: Erasmo "Doc" Riojas

 

 

 


THE INDOMITABLE PATRIOT  Fertig, The Guerrilla General

One of our guys, although he had the misfortune of going Army instead of Navy, has become a writer in
his old age. His first few books were about the paranormal... he likes to chase ghosts in his spare time. But his latest
endeavor; Wow! He has started a new series of books he calls Behind the Lines. His first book, recently completed and
published is titled “THE INDOMITABLE PATRIOT: Fertig, the Guerrilla General.” It’s a historically correct novel about Wendell Fertig in the Philippines in World War II.  Here’s what the book looks like. 
Cover Final :
May, 1942. General Wainwright has just surrendered the Philippines. Wendell Fertig, a Corps of Engineers Lieutenant Colonel, refuses to comply and flees into the mountains of Mindanao. Fertig is soon
joined by dozens of former Philippino Army scouts who encourage him to form a guerrilla Army. Over the next few months Fertig is joined by several other displaced American soldiers, one of whom builds a small, makeshift transmitter and establishes contact with the Navy. 
General MacArthur denounces Fertig, going on record claiming it’s impossible for a guerrilla movement in the Philippines to succeed. The O.S.S. decide to take a chance and covertly supplies Fertig by submarine. Once he receives the tools to wage war, his achievements become legendary. By the time MacArthur returns to the Philippines in 1944 he is met on the beach at Leyte by a force of over twenty thousand of Fertig’s guerrilla Army. 

This fictional accounting is based upon the actual military records and reports of one man’s impossible achievements against overwhelming odds; against an enemy who outnumbered him a hundred to one. Wendell Fertig, a civil engineer and untrained amateur in the ways of war, defied the predictions of the experts and brought the Japanese Army to its knees. Enjoy this first installment in the new Behind The Lines series of combat thrillers based upon historical records.


The book is available from Amazon in either print or Kindle versions, or by special order from almost any book retailer.
(He’s not Tom Clancy yet. They don’t stock his books but they can order them). These links will take you to the Amazon listings. If you look at the Kindle listing there is a Look Inside feature that lets you read through the first chapter. 
Print: 
http://www.amazon.com/Indomitable-Patriot-Fertig-Guerrilla-General/dp/
1512025623/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431972445&sr=8-1&keywords=the+indomitable+patriot 


Kindle: 
http://www.amazon.com/Indomitable-
Patriot-Fertig-Guerrilla-General-ebook/dp/B00XUSX4RU/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1432050603&sr=
1-1&keywords=the+indomitable+patriot
 

About the Author     Carl’s professional career began as an Army and then FAA air traffic controller. He advanced from a small radar van in the Central Highlands of Vietnam to the TRACON in one of our nation’s busiest airports. He also became a commercial pilot and flight instructor, retiring after thirty-nine years of flying. By 1986 he was experiencing severe burnout. He put himself through the police academy, resigned from the FAA and became a deputy Sheriff in Reno, Nevada. He retired after a distinguished career on the street. Not only the cop on the beat, Carl became a renowned traffic accident reconstructionist on his departments Major Accident Investigation Team, as well as a highly acclaimed crime scene investigator. Throughout his life Carl has been a student of the paranormal and often experienced the effects of the supernatural in his personal life. In 2012 he became involved in the saga of the haunted Allen House in Monticello, Arkansas and its resident spirit, Ladell Allen Bonner. The result of dozens upon dozens of paranormal interactions with Ladell led Carl to write his first book about Ladell’s life and death. Writing that first book sparked a latent avocation in his life: writing. Carl has always been a connoisseur of military history, and that interest began a new direction for his writing. This latest book is the story of Wendell Fertig, and the beginning of a thrilling new series, 'Behind The Lines.' While the stories are fictionalized, they are all based upon factual military history. Join in with Carl and enjoy his books as you gain an interesting new insight in what war is all about.

The following is typical of the reviews I’m receiving on the book: 


Just finished your book and you get 4.0 marks from this old Navy Seal. Really enjoyed and it adds to my hobby of WWII.
Spent 22 years of my 34 in and out of the PI. Have traveled every island and was trained a marksman by RJ when we were
stationed at Team 2 during Vietnam. Still a very good friend I keep in contact with. Going to recommend it to my friends,
at least the ones that can read.

 THE INDOMITABLE PATRIOT  Fertig, The Guerrilla General

Doc Riojas Comment:  Once i started reading this book, i have find myself hard to putting it down! because of my very old age (84 yr old eyes and at the end of being able to correct my vision) I find that the way  the paragraphs are other important text are spaced to be extremly easy to read.

Having retired from the Navy and traveled to that part of the orient reminds me of my days as a guerrilla combatant as part of the Navy SPecial Warfare serving as a Navy SEAL in the Jungles of Vietnam.

The author is equally as good a military writter as Tom Clancy.  This story may possibly be material for a great movie similar to the the movie produced about the POW rescue in WWII by Filipino Guerilla fighters and the U.S. Army Rangers.  "The Great Raid"

Do not wait to buy it tomorrow, order it today !  It was recommended to me by CDR R.D. Thomas (recommended for the Medal of Honor by the US Army, but our politically correct US Navy downgraded it to a Navy Cross. SHame on them !

 

 

 

 


Frank Moncrief

Man's Best Friend by Frank Moncrief
There was a period during my second tour in Vietnam (well, there was actually more than one period) when I was afflicted with what we called, when we were in Vietnam, the “Vietnamese Two Step”. Prefix any location and you have the same malady. In my case I think the quinine tablets we had to take to ward off malaria caused my condition. Anyhow, the following operation was staged during one of these periods.

 

         

 

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Kortz  R.I.P.              Bradley S. Cavner R.I.P.

 

"The Only Easy Day was Yesterday !"   HooYah!

Most sports only need one ball. Mine takes both. Skydive! 

Jason Kortz  R.I.P.

Navy SEAL dies in parachute jump' Jason Kortz; incident occurred during training in SW Riverside Co.
By Jeanette Steele  .March 18, 2015       

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Navy SEAL dies in parachute training accident in Southern California

A Navy SEAL, Jason Kortz,  died Wednesday in a parachute jump incident during training in Perris, in southern Riverside County. 
The Coronado-based Naval Special Warfare Group 1 command released the news Wednesday afternoon . The sailor is assigned to a West Coast SEAL unit. 
The Associated Press, quoting anonymous Navy officials, is reporting that the sailor's parachute malfunctioned. 
No other details are known. 
Another parachute training jump turned deadly in June. Chief Special Warfare Operator Bradley S. Cavner of Coronado died from injuries sustained during a jump in El Centro. 

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Navy SEAL who died Wednesday from injuries sustained during an accident while conducting parachute jump training operations in Riverside County has been identified as Special Warfare Operator 3rd Class Jason Kortz, 29, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Firefighters received an emergency call at about 9 a.m. Wednesday and found a body in a dry riverbed near Richard Street and Highway 74 in Perris. “Jason distinguished himself consistently throughout his career. 

He was the epitome of the quiet professional in all facets of his life, and he leaves an inspiring legacy of natural tenacity and focused commitment for posterity,” said Capt. Todd Seniff, Commodore of Naval Special Warfare Group One. “Losing such a promising special operator is a tragedy, not just for his family and the Naval Special Warfare community, but also for this Nation who needs men of such uncompromising character in these uncertain times.”

 Kortz enlisted in the Navy Oct. 2, 2012 and graduated from boot camp at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois on Nov. 20, 2012, according to a news release from Naval Special Warfare Group One in Coronado. On Sept. 22, 2014, Kortz completed Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL and SEAL Qualification Training in Coronado with Class 303.

 He was then assigned to a West Coast-based SEAL Team. Kortz was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Kortz is survived by his wife, parents and brother. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the accident. 

A 36-year-old man died at the Perris facility on Nov. 29, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported. Two skydivers had died there in 2013, when the Press-Enterprise reported that 18 people had died in skydiving incidents in the Perris-Lake Elsinore area since 2000.

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Bradley S. Cavner R.I.P.



Parachute work is one of the SEALs' bread-and-butter skills. The SEAL name is short for sea, air and land -- describing the three areas where the Navy's elite fighters go when called. 

SEALs commonly do parachute training around the Southwest. The public face of their parachuting is the Leap Frogs demonstration team, which performs at events as a marketing tool for the Navy.


From: Peter Slempa 
to: Nick 

IF I AM CORRECT, THE DROP ZONE AT ELSINORE WAS NOT AND IS NOT A CERTIFIED TRAINING AREA FOR SEAL FREE FALL TRAINING. IT IS OPERATED BY CIVILIANS AND THEIR SAFETY RECORD HAS NEVER BEEN ANY THING TO BRAG ABOUT, EVEN BACK IN THE SIXTIES.THE DROP ZONE NEAR BROWN FIELD WAS AND MAY BE STILL THE OFFICIAL DROP ZONE FOR SEAL AIR BORNE OPS. UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR. 

AS AN ADDED NOTE, I WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN OBTAINING A FREE LEASE OF THE BROWN FIELD PROPERTY FROM A OLD WOMEN WHO LIVED IN EL CAJON. THAT LEASE WAS STILL IN EFFECT WHEN I LEFT THE TEAMS IN 1963. 

PETE SLEMPA


Subject: RE: FW: Navy SEAL Killed 

Pete, 
Hi Mike Loo here from Arlington WA, I'm in San Diego for the month messing around and visiting friends. These days the teams use a variety of civilian DZs for jump training. It's just the DZ we are using, not the civilians themselves. We lease the DZ and often a civilian Aircraft to use for jump training (NOT initial training, but follow-on training.). 

These are military operations where there is supposed to be a qualified team (DZ Safety Officer, Medic, Jumpmasters, Instructors, etc) and everyone is using military equipment, parachutes, etc. So just to clear it up for you, the civilians or the DZ was NOT at fault. 

The cause of the many deaths these days in the civilian world, are due to crash landings from new jumpers jumping the small, zero porosity canopys that are very fast, responsive and unforgiving when you make just a small mistake with the steering toggles. I jumped my first "zero-porosity" parachute when I had about 1900 jumps and it scared the shit out of me! Fun...but scary. 

The investigation is underway, and from what I know at this point, my belief is...this accident was probably preventable and someone(s) should burn. But we'll let the investigation decide. 

Michael J. Loo 
President 
Sectra Training Services LLC

 

 

Pete Slempa email 20Mar2015

 

 

Passing of Peter E. Riddle


From: Nick Nickelson
To: Al, Al, Alan, Arles, Art, Bill, Bill, Bj, Bob, Brian, Bud, Carl, Chip, Cliff, Craig, Dante, Dee, Dennis, Dick, me, Don, Duke, Eugene, Frank, Franklin
From: Franklin Anderson in case you missed it.
Thank you
Franklin.

The SPECIAL WARFARE COMMUNITY recently lost one it's more memorable characters.
Pete Riddle was 6 foot 6 inches tall and approximately 210 lbs. Nick has attached a story of when they went thru training at San Clemente--- Pete went to UDT-12, and served his enlistment time and then went to Law School.
I was CO of SEAL Team ONE, and one day Pete walked into my office and we talked for awhile and he said" I would like to serve my Country, but not behind a desk". He would come back into the Teams if he could become operational.
I agreed to his desires, as we were overloaded on commitments and many of the Officers and men would be back in the states for about 6 weeks and we would deploy them again. When in the States they were in a constant state of training. Very little for home life. After SEAL Indoctrination training at Salton Sea. I assigned Pete as Officer in Charge of Detachment Echo, which was located at Black Rock just out side of Da Nang.  Pete did an exceptional job and contributed immensely to the operations against the NVN and Viet Cong.
When Pete completed his 2 years obligation he got out and practiced law In San Diego, and eventually became a Superior Court Judge in San Diego. He remained in the reserves and made Captain.
He passed away from Alzheimer's after a valiant struggle of about 4 years. A TRULY OUTSTANDING OFFICER and GENTLEMAN ---

Franklin



From: Nick Nickelson
Subject: Passing of Peter E. Riddle
Pete Riddle and I were members of West Coast Class-28 and I was lucky enough to be assigned to the same boat crew as Mr. Riddle. The attached picture is of four of the five members of our boat crew; Pete is second from the left. Larry (Butchie) Miller, Mike Paul, and Tony Zemos are also in the picture.
The picture was taken at San Clemente Island during demolition training. I have also attached a story which was written about Mr. Riddle and is from my book "UDT/SEAL Stories of the 1960"s".
This is a humorous story that deals with a night operation at San Clemente Island in which Mr. Riddle was the key player. Mr. Pete Riddle was a special man and a friend and may he rest in peace.
Your brother,
Nick Nickelson WC Class-28, UDT-12



16. A CRITICAL SITUATION 

We were into our third week at San Clemente Island and making preparations for a night problem that we anxiously anticipated. This may have been the only problem, while at Clemente, or during training for that matter, that the trainees of Class-28 actually looked forward to. For this particular night problem, each boat crew would be given a map, a compass, and a set of map coordinates. This night was intended to prove or disprove our navigational capabilities. Each boat crew would follow the prescribed coordinates to the other side of the Island and locate an item, previously sealed inside a tin can and buried by the instructors. These items had been buried in separate and varied locations, so each boat crew would be given a different set of map coordinates before being sent on its way.

 For this exercise we would be on our own, working within our individual boat crews, without Instructors breathing down our necks. While we relished the fact that we would be operating without Instructors, the most important aspect of this night problem was the fact that it did not involve water; therefore we would be in warm clothes and dry. There were very few times during BUDS when we were not wet and cold so we planned to make the most of this unusual opportunity.

It was roughly twenty hundred hours or eight at night when we started. We were told that the round trip, if we ran and jogged, and we were expected to run and jog, would take no more than four to five hours. Therefore we should have no problem locating our target and returning to our base camp by no later than zero one hundred hours or one in the morning. Whenever the Instructors used the word "should" you knew they actually meant, "would" and that punishment awaited those boat crews who didn't adhere to this deadline.

 At this point of training, all of the men assigned to the boat crew, to which I was assigned, had been together since shortly after "Hell Week". We therefore knew each other well and had a good understanding of each other's strengths and capabilities. I purposely didn't say strengths and weaknesses because those men who reached this point of training did not possess weaknesses or at least weaknesses worth mentioning. 

Our boat crew consisted of five men, two of which were officers. This was unusual because a normal boat crew would be comprised of one officer and six enlisted men. However, due to attrition, the standard Class-28 boat crew consisted of one officer and four enlisted men. The officer serves as the boat coxswain and it is his job to sit in the aft section of the Inflatable Boat Small (IBS) and steer the boat. The remaining four men are stationed two on each side of the IBS and it is their job to paddle. As I mentioned earlier, due to heavy attrition, Class-28 had nine boat crews and ten officers. Therefore, our boat crew wound up with two officers and they were both solid operators as well as excellent officers.

 Mike Paul was our boat coxswain and a real character. He is also a man I have included in numerous other stories so I won't elaborate. Peter Riddle (Pete) was the second officer assigned to our boat crew. Pete was the tallest member of our class, standing at least six foot six inches. He was also a person who possessed that rare ability of being funny without attempting to do so or even knowing that he was being funny. It would be Mr. Riddle and some of his impromptu comments that kept our boat crew laughing when times were really difficult. Tony Zimos, Larry Miller and yours truly made up the balance of the boat crew and in time we became a well-oiled machine and excelled in all matters related to operating as a boat crew during BUDS training.

 San Clemente Island, where we conducted our final three weeks of training, is the southernmost of the eight Channel Islands, situated in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Southern California. It is roughly twenty miles long, five miles wide, and is comprised of some very steep mountains and difficult terrain. I always thought San Clement was the sister Island of Santa Catalina because they are relatively near each other. However, unlike Catalina which is visible from all Los Angeles coastal cities, San Clemente is much further from the coast and not readily visible. In addition, unlike Santa Catalina, the Island of San Clemente is owned by the United States Government and has served as a Naval training site and target range since 1934. 

Now, back to our night problem. It was due to the steep gradient and difficult terrain of San Clemente Island that we would be afforded four to five hours to complete a problem that only required that we traverse a five-mile stretch to the appointed target, then a five mile return trip to our base camp. As the crow flies this would not have proven to be a difficult task but because we aren't crows, we would be required to traverse a number of the steep hills that make up San Clemente Island, then do the same on the return leg of this particular night problem. 

Roughly half way through the first leg of our trip, Pete's humor came into play. Though he didn't know it at the time he was about to put forth one of his all time greats. We were crossing a field and in the darkness it was difficult to see the ground under our feet let alone where we were placing each foot as we jogged along to our designated target. As we were charging forward I heard a low groan from Mr. Riddle and he then came to an abrupt halt. Pete looked like a man who had just stepped on a land mine. He stood there frozen not willing to take a step in any direction for fear it might detonate. He then said, "Nickelson, you have to help me, something has attached itself to my leg and won't let go." By this time he had pulled out his K-bar knife and was making futile gestures toward his ankle trying to dislodge whatever evil creature had taken hold of his leg just above the top of his boot. As I walked back it happened, Mr. Riddle then said, "Nickelson, this is a critical situation, be very careful that it doesn't attack you." By now the other three members of our boat crew had returned to where Pete and I were standing but they were warned to hold their ground and come no closer. As I approached he just stood there and repeated, "Nickelson, what we have here is a critical situation." I must admit I was very cautious as I moved forward with my K-bar knife drawn and ready, prepared to kill this varmint that had attached itself to Pete's leg and was most assuredly sucking his blood. Then, as I reached down and pulled-up his pant's leg what I found attached to Mr. Riddle's sock was a very large bur, or prickly seed capsule from one of San Clemente's native plants, not the creature we had anticipated finding. We were all relieved that it was not the blood-sucking critter that we had expected to find and as I removed it, Mr. Riddle heaved a huge sigh of relief. I started to laugh and it was all I could do to regain my feet as I thought about Mr. Riddle's repeated statement; "Nickelson, this is a critical situation." The other members of our boat crew thought it was equally funny and after a few minutes even Pete started to laugh. This was simply an example of Mr. Riddle being able to lighten-up a difficult situation without intending to or even knowing that he had done so.

 As for the operation at hand, we would go on to find the item, buried by the Instructors, and return to our base camp within the allotted time given to complete this particular night problem. As for Mr. Riddle, he would continue to say things that would lighten up almost any difficult situation and for that I would always hold him in fond esteem.

 Soon after the conclusion of this particular night problem, training for Class-28 would come to an end and we would receive the new assignments we had worked so hard to attain. We would be awarded our individual places in the Teams. Then, like every man who had gone before us, we would find ourselves embroiled in life threatening and truly critical situations. Whenever this would happen, if given the time and under certain conditions, I would think back on that night at San Clemente and the comment made by Mr. Riddle; "Nickelson, this is a critical situation" and somehow the thought of that night and those few words would help relieve the tension of the current situation and make it seem just a little less overwhelming.



                                                                                               Alpha Pltoon SEAL Team ONE 'nam

 

     
                              Chris Bent                                                                                                                        Danny Dietz & Marcus Luttrell

 

              
                                                                        Doc O'Brien                                                                                   ???                                                         Jim Swatzell

 

       
Moki Martin                                                                                                            Pat Tray

 

      
Navy SEAL in Vietnam

 

     
UDT SEAL Presidents                                                           T.N. Tarbox Plankowner ST-2

 


Dante's Down The Hatch Documentary Trailer VIDEO

From: Dante Stephensen    To :  Doc Riojas   Subj:  Documentary trailer for Dant's Down The Hatch   Sent: Sunday, March 08, 2015

Thanks, Doc; Now I will know where to find me. Dante 

Closing after 43 years was a difficult decision for me. Our annual real-estate taxes increased 10-fold (from 12,000.00 a year to over 130,000.00..the city wanted more high-rises, and the judge assigned to our case literally said “pay the new tax or sell your property to a building of high risses”…. We decided we could not fairly raise our prices to our loyal customers to offset the increase. 

There were no high-rises when we bought the 2 ½ acres in 1979, now we had become surrounded by them. A pity; I was not ready to move on…

 Dante 

 

 

Daniel Stewart, Coronado CA Protest Tree Cutting 


Daniel Stewart

 


Charles P. Connally

 


Gordon V. Brooks

 


James Lawrence Long

 


Jim C. Swatzell

 

 

 

A Salute to Tom Tarbox

A salute to Tom Tarbox
By Tiffany Strong
The Herald Gazette Reporter

http://knox.villagesoup.com/print/Print.cfm?StoryID=165266

CAMDEN (June 27): Tom Tarbox, 74, of Camden began training to become a Navy SEAL even before the SEALs were officially formed. Before the present day SEALs there were UDTs, or underwater demolition teams. The UDTs began training in June 1943 in preparation for the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France. Their efforts were originally focused on demolitions and mine disposal.  

 
Tom Tarbox. (Photo by Tiffany Strong)

  Thomas N. Tarbox was born March 7, 1935, in Montana. "My father loved initials," said Tarbox. "The 'N' doesn't stand for anything, he just liked that my initials were TNT. I used to tell people that 'N' stood for 'nothing.'" Tarbox graduated from high school in 1953 and from the University of Colorado in 1957 with a bachelor of arts in geography.

  He then enrolled in Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., and started UDT training. At the time there were no careers in UDT, so he left and went back to the University of Colorado and started studying to become a journalist. In the summer of 1962 he got a call from a friend telling him about the SEALs. His friend told him SEAL stood for "sink enemy and leave." 

He left school and enrolled in basic training in Little Creek, Va. Officers and enlisted men train side by side to become SEALs. SEAL actually stands for "sea, air and land," and the training is considered by many military experts to be the toughest training in the world.

At the time basic training lasted for four months. It was very physically demanding, Tarbox said. "We ran everywhere. There was a lot of swimming and the instructors constantly harass you."

The harassment is necessary to see if a man is going to break when things get tough, Tarbox said.

There were 91 men in his class when it started, but only 20 finished. "I was confident I could make it through," said Tarbox. "I would look at the next guy and think if he can make it then so can I."

Tarbox said men who are afraid of the water or heights or who are claustrophobic won't make it. "I'm a strong swimmer, " he said. "I did a lot of swimming with my brother when I was young.

A man may drop out of the course at any time, Tarbox said. To do this a man strikes a brass ship's bell three times and places his helmet down on the ground. Most classes lose about 80 percent of their trainees due to dropouts or injuries. Tarbox said winter dropout rates are higher due to the cold, and he was lucky his class was in the summer.

Tarbox did make it through and was eventually named commander of the Basic Underwater Demolitions/SEAL (BUD/S) instructors.

The only time Tarbox ever lost a man was in May 1965 in a skydiving accident. "When you skydive, a man who is free falling will wave his arms to let other skydivers know that he is going to open his parachute," Tarbox said. For some reason Melvin Melochick, a man in his late 20s, did not do this, Tarbox said. The man above Ochick, Jerry Todd, fell into Ochick's chute, which caused it to malfunction. Ochick died of a broken neck.

"He was my teammate," Tarbox said.

In 1971 Tarbox volunteered for service in Vietnam. The SEALs were initially deployed in and around Da Nang, training and supporting the South Vietnamese in naval special warfare, including reconnaissance and combat diving.

Much of what Tarbox did during his career is still classified, he said. His son Wit, who lives in Tuscon, Ariz., said of his father, "He didn't go into details of what he did or where he was doing it. He's a man of honor and never shared anything that wasn't to be shared."

 

 

Emails:  28JUNE2011

From: Franklin Anderson
to:      Tom, David, Maynard, Joe, Dan, 

I have a question for Tom, on page 8, Harry Beal makes the statement “Tom Tarbox signed our Plank owners plank on 1 January l962.

 I question this statement for the fact that= SEAL TWO wasn’t in existence on that Date, and If I am Correct John Callahan reported on board and established SEAL TWO on 8 January 62.

 Tom, can you enlighten me on this statement, as you weren’t in SEAL TWO, at that time. Thanks - Franklin

 

        

 

From:Tom Tarbox 
to: Franklin, David, Maynard, Joe, Dan,


Guys, 

I haven’t received my copy of Vol. 43, No. 2 of the BLAST, and so haven’t been able to read Harry’s letter, but I think I know to what he was referring. I reported to SEAL Team TWO on 27 Aug 62, and so wasn’t a plank owner by any standard. 

I think Harry was referring to sometime in the period 1977-79, when I was CSO of NSWG-2. Dante Stephensen said that all those who had orders to SEAL Team TWO when it stood up (a number of those people still had operational commitments with their previous Teams—mostly UDT-21, but others as well) should be plank owners. 

I looked into it, and agreed with Dante, and so they put all those names on a display (I’ve seen it, but have forgotten what it was) at the Museum. Hope this clarifies it. 

Tom



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from:  Dante throc  [at]  bellsouth  DOT  net
to: "Erasmo \"Doc\" Riojas" <docrio45  [at] gmail  DOT com>
date: Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 10:53 PM
subject RE:
“Tom Tarbox signed our Plank owners plank on 1 January l962.


Thanks, Doc.
You can add the below, if you wish, to Tommy’s comments. 

ST2’s commissioning from Dante S. Stephensen; yes, I was there): Ours occurred in early January, 1962, (I believe the first Monday after January 1; maybe the 6th). ST2 was only given about 38 men which included 3 Officers; (Skipper John Callahan, XO Roy Boehm and myself for OPS/TR). 

ST1 was commissioned, I believe, with the proper 50 men and 10 officers but verify that with Dave DelGuidice, ST1’s first skipper. 

For ST2’s commissioning and UDT 22’s re-commissioning, UDT 21 was not overflowing with teammates, so we had to get some guys from the fleet like LDOs Tex Hager & Red Cannon & SKC. Hoot Andrews (who we stole from Rickover’s nuclear fleet). We also drew from returning team cruises and next 2 training classes. 

The plank holder question:
At the request of some late arrivals I did research with Navy Regs in DC. Initially we did not consider late arrivals Plank Owners, (those who arrived after January, 1962). However, I was directed by the powers-to-be in DC that if orders were written & DATED prior to our January commissioning, even if the men arrived late, they were to be considered Plank owners. Some of our guys, including Rudy, were not happy with that, but we had to follow Navy Regs. I wish I could easily give you those names, but I’m so damn old, I have forgotten my own name. If it is important to anyone, I ought to be able to look it up somewhere. 

Respectfully, Dante Shapiro Stephensen, 1st Ops and TR Officer, ST2; UDT 21 “2nd to none” platoon; Company Commander, UDTRA Class 22, east: PS. We graduated 11 of about 126. Andy Anderson was our honor man. I was told Chief John Rabbit and I tied for 2nd but never saw that in writing and no one gave me a trophy. 

Happy 50th Guys. And remember; growing old ain’t for Sissies!

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WEBMASTER's NOTE:   Dante, You don need no stinkin trophy!  We believe you!

 

 


Alpha Platoon ST-1

 


Chris Bent

 


Danny Dietz & Marcus Luttrell


Doc CHarles O'Brien

 

                    
What is his name? IS this Moki Martin?

 


Pat Tray

 


Randy Raburn  his shop's SEAL Museum in Leesburg FL

 


SEAL

 


SEAL with Mask

 


SEALs in the 'nam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Rear Adm.Sean Pybus, Navy SEAL:   http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/06/navy-new-seal-commander-063011w/

 

                   Tommy Hatchett                   &nbs p;                                            ?,  ?,  ?,  Flores

 

      
 
Bill Daugherty

 


       
Jim and Linda Watson                                Frank Flynn

 


Lt to Rt: ?  ,  Jim Tipton, Jack Lynch,  ?  , "Doc" Cox,  Rudy Boe
Carrick Cheney    &     ShaunChittick

 

               
Chad Williams & AUbrey O'Boyle                                        Michael  Fazio

          
Darren Hicks Darren  Hicks                                     Eric Greitens

       
John Chalus                                                                   Joe Hunter   

 

 
Jesse and Tony Olivera

 


ST-1 get awarded PUC 

 


Noa Evans  &  Ben Thomas

  
John Sandoz  Mike DeTraglia                       Larry LePage  & Frank Flynn

 

                  
                                                                                                                           Mark Divine

    
MikeNelson                                     Rudy Boesch &  Doc Cox

 

  
                           Kevin Farrell                                  Larry Bailey  A.Dee Clark     Bill Daugherty

        
                              Arles  Nash                                      Lon Franklin

 

Brothers In Arms Buried Together    

October 4, 2010 4:07 PM

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6927119n  

Travis Manion and Brendan Looney were roommates at the naval academy and became as close as brothers. One became a Marine stationed in Iraq, the other, a Navy Seal in Afghanistan. Both have died and were laid to rest side-by-side in Arlington's National Cemetery. David Martin reports.
Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6927119n#ixzz11bPxbngn

also:

http://www.dreadnaughts-bluejackets.com/links.php

 

 

How SEALs Carried Out their Mission

How SEALs Carried Out Their Mission


By Ann Scott Tyson
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, April 13, 2009 

The operation to rescue Capt. Richard Phillips involved dozens of Navy SEALs, who parachuted from an aircraft into the scene near dark Saturday, landing in the ocean.

                               

 The SEALs were part of a group of Special Operations forces involved in the effort, according to military officials. The SEALs set up operations on the USS Bainbridge, which had been communicating with the four pirates via radio and had used smaller boats to make deliveries of food and water to their lifeboat.

 Yet the pirates were growing increasingly agitated, the officials said. At one point Saturday, the pirates opened fire on one of the smaller U.S. Navy craft that approached. As the seas grew rougher, the Bainbridge offered to tow the lifeboat to calmer waters, and the pirates agreed, linking up the lifeboat to the destroyer with a towing cable that left 75 to 80 feet between the two vessels. Phillips at the time was tied up in the lifeboat, having been bound -- and occasionally beaten -- by the pirates ever since he had attempted to escape by jumping into the water on Friday, the officials said. 

Meanwhile, one of the pirates, estimated to be between 16 and 20 years old, asked to come aboard the Bainbridge to make a phone call. He had been stabbed in the hand during an altercation with the crew of the Maersk Alabama and needed medical care. "He effectively gave himself up," a senior military official said. 

The Navy then allowed that pirate to speak with the others in hopes that he could persuade them to give up. The three other pirates, however, showed signs of growing irritation, as the Bainbridge, 18 miles from shore, towed the lifeboat further out to sea, the senior military official said. "They had no promise of money, clearly no passage. The one ticket they had was the captain," said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter on the record. "In the last discussion, they said, 'If we don't get what we want, we will kill the captain,' " the official said. 

Soon afterward, two pirates moved to one of the hatches of the lifeboat and stuck their heads out. The third pirate advanced toward the captain and pointed his AK-47 straight at Phillips's back, the rifle touching it or inches away, the official said. U.S. military observers thought that Phillips was about to be shot. SEAL snipers, who were positioned on a deck at the stern of the Bainbridge, an area known as the fantail, had the three pirates in their sights. The on-scene commander gave the snipers authority to fire. "As soon as the snipers had a clear shot at the guy who had the rifle, they shot him and the other two in the hatches," the senior military official said. 

A member of the Special Operations team slid down the tow line into the water and climbed aboard the lifeboat. Phillips was then put in a small craft and taken to the Bainbridge.

Harry Humphries

 

         Nobody Asked Me, But...Sometimes the Insignificant Is Significant

Somali pirates held Maersk Alabama Captain Phillips in the ship's lifeboat, here towed by the USS Bainbridge after the crisis (with the USS Boxer [LHD-4]) in the background). It was likely the careful application of psychological-warfare techniques that set the pirates' defeat in motion.

To rescue Captain Richard Phillips of the merchant vessel Maersk Alabama in April 2009, the rescue force needed to maintain communication with the pirates, secure their cooperation, reduce their level of vigilance, and take the ship's lifeboat in tow. It may be that these four objectives were achieved through judicious application of "Pop Tart" psychological operations.

In view of its likeness to honey-glazed Middle-Eastern pastries, the Kellogg "pocket pie" would have been more appealing to many Somalis than a Meals Ready to Eat package. Regional experts point out that in Arabic cultures, feeding others is a sign of good breeding, and that food and glory are strongly linked. Fasting in that part of the world is all about sacrifice and humility. Perhaps the warship's crew thought pocket pies could influence pirate conduct. Fed men with glory in their eyes are inclined to be more cooperative than men who are humiliated and hungry.

Captain Crossland served as a SEAL in Vietnam. In 2002, he was mobilized as a reserve officer for duty with Naval Special Warfare Group One in the Northern Persian Gulf and Afghanistan.

 

go to this link below for the rest of the article.

http://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2009-08/nobody-asked-me-butsometimes-insignificant-significant

 

 

Harry Humphries

 The operation to rescue Capt. Richard Phillips involved dozens of Navy SEALs, who parachuted from an aircraft into the scene near dark Saturday, landing in the ocean.

                                       
July 2007 Dan Zamuda,  RIP

 

Hey Rio . we went on liberty together in Siagon...and we had to babysit Joe DeMartino...I was sent there this tour to be an advisor for the Vietnamese Seals.I served In Hoi An and was relieved by Mike Thorton and Tom Morris.

  Small world..LOL..I was Tommy roomate for a few years in VA beach..Went thru class 30 UDTR in Little creek..theres thats it..

  Fire in the Hole.  Dan

Danny Mcevoy..I retired after 28years in 1989 

 

Doc Clark called me about 0730 hours this morning to let me know that Zmuda had died.  I believe his son Danny called Bruhmuller and told him of his dads death.  It seems he and Rose his wife where in a store and "MUD"  was feeling bad so went outside and then fell over.  No info on whether it was a heart attack or stroke. God bless MUD and his family.  We did a lot of operating together and were both in the same  platoon as well as just living a few doors down from each other on Bernice Pl. , in Princess Ann Plaza .  I could tell stories about him that would take hours.  He was a SUPER team member.  those of you who knew him will attest to this.

Bill (SOB)

Our Teammate Daniel "Mud" Zmuda will be laid to rest in Fredonia , New York this Saturday the 16th of February. Dan graduated with East Coast Class 26 and retired in 1978 after serving in UDT-22, ST-2 and as an original member of the Navy Parachute Team. Dan is survived by his wife Roseanne, his son Dan and daughters Annette Adamczak and Jacqueline Zmuda. He also has a brother, Frederick and  three sisters; Joanne Sawyer, Marcia Ernst and Claire Knoll while his brother John preceded him. Dan and Rose had 6 grandchildren

 

 

 

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Class 20 E.C.
    Class 20 East Coast

            
                                    Kerry King    Ernest Szokes                               Kerry King

 

                         
                    Adm. Ray SMith              Hershel Davis                SEAL

 

 

                 

114 CLass

 

                                       
Aviles Dionel

 

            

aviles dionel pete pirate

 

 

Pete "The Pirate" 

      
Bernie , Jose,  Mike

       

                                    
                      Jimmy  Breits  Precher                                      Richard Marcinko & his Kids

                 

                           
                  Bob Kerry                                  Pete "The Pirate" Coralan

                


            lt. to rt.:Augie Maynard,Ed Schmidt, Frank Scolise, Bill Bruhmuller, Hugh Landsen, UNK.

          

      
Doc Riojas, Eagle Gallagher, DeepDive Deaks         Bill "S.O.B." Daugherty  Cabo Mexico Doc Riojas, Eagle Gallagher, DeepDive Deaks         Bill "S.O.B." Daugherty  Cabo Mexico Doc Riojas, Eagle Gallagher, DeepDive Deaks         Bill "S.O.B." Daugherty  Cabo Mexico

                                     
     Erasmo "Doc"Riojas eating a VN HOT pepper;  Chuck Jessie next to him.    

                                                     
Erasmo "Doc" Riojas on SEAL STAB being towed by the Mike Boat. washing MUD off gear and getting ready for the next Operation.

         

                      
           Erasmo Riojas & Jesse Ventura                                         

                               


           
                                   Erasmo "Doc" Riojas , Lourdes Tolentino , Bob Shouse and Rosalie Shouse

 


My "SeaDaddy" Bob Shouse and wife Rosalie and their Grandaughter Michelle

 

             
            Jack Walston                               Clark D. Stuart Jack 


                 

 

            
      Charlie Bump, ???,  & Chuck Detmer

 

                               
                  W. M. Shepherd                                Christopher J. Cassidy  His BIO thanks to Bill Hoopes

 


Della & Jim Hazelwood


 

 

Below Photo: UDT -7 Team Picture, Maui T.H. Oct 1944, Front Row: Wakefield, Phelps, Flynn, Rayman, Spellman Stegmeyer, Turci, Burke, Robbins, Mc Allister, Limber, Absher, Wilson, Richards.  NEXT TO FRON ROW: Millner, Wisecup, Ridenour, Howard, SMith, Brady, Holbrook, Leinart, Pastermack, Vogel, Gresham, Rice, McColgin, Ferguson, Lott  NEXT TO REAR ROW:  Arnold, Mann, Sprague, barrett, Turner, Cruny, SPencer, Timmerman, Sporer, King, Feldman, More, O'Neil, Stemmerich, Mondanaro, Deny.  REAR ROW:  Schuleter, Thompson, Anderson, Franck, Grass, George, Smith, Rhodes, Whipple, Gartell, Richter, Clark, Spearin, Bennett, Sichling

 

CLASS 14 Graduation Day, NAB, Little Creek VA.: Front left (front) Rossman, R. Ray, F. Salerno, J. Hol?wilson, L. ??, Becker, J. Shortt, R. Ballard  (ACK) ENS Moranidis (Royal hellenic Navy), J. letchworth, R. Hatfield, C. Bond, R. Krug, R. Tullas, R. Grimes, S. Kopac, K. McIntyre, (note:  A. Szell and R. Brownson finished, but were not in the picture)


CLASS 6 E.C. Lt. to Rt: Nari, Tussey, KIM(ROK),Davis, Slagel, Luffelholtz, Peterson, Steve Bourecksky (instructor) Logan, Lee (ROK), Hazelwood,  ???,  Fauche,  Clark, Bauche (Back) all instructors: Yankulov, Sloan, Hughes, Moorhouse, Hughey, Dennison, Barber, GMC "Tex" Modsell (senior inst. , NCDU normandy)  picture by Jim Hazelwood.

 

 

These photos from the USNavy movie:  "Men with Green Faces."  ~ 1968  Little Creek VA.  SEALs from ST-2 getting attaboy awards.  The only HEROES came home in body bags.         Viet?

           

        
Bill Langley & Tocci      lt to rt: Mike                                     Bill Langley and Tocci
Boynton, Tocci,Langley,Riojas, Rowell,
Jessie, Peterson, ? , PT Schwartz

                      
               Moose Boinott, &  Doc Riojas                                      Pete Girard

   
Pete Peterson                  "Shorty" Long

  ;             
Archie Grayson Tocci,                                  Mike Boynton; Jim Finley

 

       
              Jack Fowler                                  Dave Bodkin  and Ted Kassa
28 Oct 2007
Gday Rio,
Maybe this will help Andy Hayden with his documentation problem.
I Remember some of these guys from our 1967 trip in country We had a plt.and did break in OPS with them in Cantho for  month or so before going up to Vin Long , Lt White was OinC an CWO Boils With us  He may remember more details about Andy Hayden's WIA since he was out from the East Coast!! He still in the Coronado A.O. I due Remember Charlie Bump! Brian Rand was also in my PLT.Joe Casmar,Van Orden Teddy Mathison, Got out an Died in Diving Acidient off Australia Going for the big bucks. They got pined to the bottom with gear that fell off  an oil rig .Ten years in the Navy shot too hell?
Only God  Knows!
Only God  Knows!
All the best,  Dave  " Kaloki " Bodkin, (SEAL) USN Ret.

 

          
Jim Tipton, Hightower, Jack Lynch                             Tom Keith  ST-2  'nam

               
      Ephrayim J. Aven                                                          Jerry Sweezy Jr.


Tom Keith & Doc Riojas

   

 
Kevin Keith, Tom Keith, Doc Rio, Brian Keith

                               
                                   George Doran (SEAL) Plank Owner ST-2

 

                                          
            Rear Adm Joseph Kernan                                                                  Dry and Martin

                                               
                                         MCPO Andrew Tafelski III   (click on photo to read story)

                                  
                                Nix White                                                     Adm Mc Guire

 

                         
                                                                       Larry Summerfield II  

 

       
     Seth Stone                             Seth Stone                              A SEAL Motivator  

                               
L to R: Mark Boyer, Jeff Moran, Kirk McConville, BIll Rachman, Joe Hohmann, Paul Barry, Jerry Field, Ron Flockton, Don Tocci

 

                                
                                                                           S. Helvenston

        
                                                                    Class 142

      
                                                             H.S."Bud" Thrift

                    
                                                                           


Henry Thrift 
Jun 16 2013
to me, Doc Rio


Yes I was a Mustang. 

Made E-7, E-8 and E-9 but never wore the uniform. 

Made W1, W2,W3 and W-4. Never wore the W-4 uniform.

Made LTJG and LT.

Retired with 22 yrs in 1982

Bobby Coleman gave me a 1/2 ass initiation while I was defending a new chief in Miami. I was a W-3 then

Happy Father's Day to you.

XXX
Henry "Bud" Thrift 

 

                                          

Lt to rt.TOP row: Jay Stansel, Ken & Lorraine Palmer, Bill Holloway, Bill Daugherty & Beverly, Phyllis & Troy Vaught, Bob Mackey & Jan Turpen, Melissa & Larry Lyons, Pam & Ken Abasolo.  Bottom row LT to RT:  Olga & Bill Miller (Rat), Dee Clark, Debbie & Roger Guerra  

             Navy SEAL bikers                  
                                                                     
        click on small graphics to enlarge them

 

            

                   
                                                                      Walter Diaczenko

 

 
                                            Admiral Joseph Kernan

                                  

                                                             Adm.Eric T. Olson


                              Eric T. Olson

                                      

                                                                       Chris Cassidy SEAL Astronaut

                                
                                                                            Damon Woo

   
         Elbert Tillman Jr.                                                               Eric Olson

 

       
      ROBERT HARWARD               Joseph Maguire                             Rich Machowicz

       
                      Eric T. Olson                                                                                        "Moki" Martin

       
                         Monsoor RIP                                                                     Harry Humphries

                                 
                                                                         James Erik  Suh

 

 

    IN MEMORY OF JAMES ERIK SUH

Special Operator (SEAL) Second Class James Erik Suh was a 1999 UF Graduate who died in support of combat Operation Red Wings on June 28, 2005 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. For a full biography courtesy of the Gainesville Sun please click here. 

                         
The UF Naval Special Warfare Club is dedicating a Memorial to James Suh on June 28, 2011. The dedication ceremony will be held at Van Fleet Hall on campus at 10 AM, with a small reception to follow.

 

                
   L-R: SEALs KIAs, except Marcus Luttrell "Lone Survivor"(on extreme rt.) Afganistan

 

 

 

                                                             Have you seen some of the pictures on my UWSS Key West Web Site?    to see them go  HERE!

 

                                                                

  A Story by Dennis "Doc" Borlek about James R. Nelson, and his Korean & Vietnam Experience.      Ken Garrett knows of Mr. Nelson from their UDT Korea Police Action Escapades.  

April 2009

  Doc Rio,   

James Rad Nelson went from SR to Capt. with a 8th grade formal education. Was UDT in the Korean war as a BMSN, locked out of a Sub, blew a power plant in N.Korea and his team missed pick up, had to evade for several days, maybe longer, I'm not sure of that. 

Any way he made Chief then Ens. Limited Line, petitioned that and was granted Unlimited Line. As a junior officer he was CO of an ATF and  had Command of the Conserver ARS39 out of Pearl and eventually Commanding Officer Panama City. 

 He's one hell of a great guy, lives just outside of Panama City.  

Rad Nelson was my boss when I was on the rivers as Independent Duty Corpsman with River Assault Division 112,

 I was FMF prior to that in '66.  He and I were the only ones in 112 with any prior combat experience, we are very tight to this day.  We were supporting the Marines in I Corps, the only Assault Division up there.   

I feel that I can talk to you because you are a brother Corpsman and have "been there". I'll bet that if you went through my family pictures, you won't find more than two or three of me in-country.  I'll send it but please do not put it up on the internet.

I have one good picture that was taken on the pontoon of the USS Benewah before a beer call.  The gent with the mustache is James Rad Nelson, my "Boss" on the rivers. Please don't put my picture on your web site. 

He was Korea UDT (Two Silver Stars there and Navy Cross 'Nam, five Purple Hearts total) we had a deal which we kept "wherever you go, I go", he retired as CO Navy School of Deep Diving and Salvage, we were in some pretty heavy shit together and are close friends today. Don't expect him to be around much longer as he is in his eighties now.

We also worked with our army and the RVN Marines. Did a lot of work keeping the river clear of mines, not always successful. I'll attach a pict. of one of the mines we captured. in the picture it is less than 1/2 out of the water. It's an old Polaroid so quality isn't so great. The mine was Russian and EOD said that it  was large enough to sink any ship in deep water. Was magnet, acoustic and pressure influence all interacting and could be set to detonate anywhere from the first boat over to the tenth and anywhere in between.

photo by: "Doc" Borlec

I was undergoing training with  FMF Force RECON. We went to UWSS in Key West FL. Later I finished all aspects of Diving Physics/Medicine along with Chamber Treatment Operations while with SubDevGpONE, wanted to go all the way but BUMED said no, I had to go back to SSN's.

 While in S.D. got to 2nd Class Diver's School and learned to cut and weld, that's as far as I got. Pissed me off as I could have been part of the new Deep Diving Research Unit at Ballast Point. HMC (DMT) Miller had gone AWOL with a Navy Capt. POW's wife and there was an opening, I just didn't have the pull with BUMED that SubPac had. 

I did get to work with TriMix and lectured at the Commercial Diving School, Calif. Mens Prison Chino in Medical Aspects of Diving etc. Was a Licensed Treatment Chamber Operator in Calif.

 Dennis "Doc" Borlek

Doc Rio,


I  trained in Coronado when their training was cut short in Nov 1950. All class members AND instructors were immediately shipped to Korea to serve with UDT-1.
During the Korean war  James R. Nelson  was in UDT-3. This is verified by several documents I have in my possession. It was UDT-1 and UDT-3 that handled the Korean War, with UDT-5 being commissioned later doing I don't know what. 

About; James R. Nelson, BM3  -He also trained in Coronado   -Assigned (PCS – Permanent Change of Station) to UDT-3 Dec 1949 (presumably upon graduation from training)  -Assigned (PCS – Permanent Change of Station) to UDT-1 8/9/1950. 

James Rad Nelson


However, there was never any group in Korea that had to be left behind and "evade capture for several days or longer" during the Korean War. Only one Frog during the Korean gig got left behind and he was dead.

Ken Garrett

 

Doc,

You can find my photo here:

 http://users.frii.com/rdruss/PhotoAlbumGarrett.html

These photos are from my personal album, or rather just all that I have. So you will be copying my own photos, not somebody else's.

 You can pick me out in the photos to the far top right and second row by the Strand sign. In the top right photo is Steve Bouresky and my swim partner (now both dead also), Paul Brewton. I am a dangerous man to be around. I'm 80.

Ken Garrett

 

 

Marcus "Doc" Luttrell Arrested for 'Educating' Foreigner

 

                                
                        Doc Riojas & Joe Singleton UDT WWII                                       Schmidt  May 2009

                          
                                Timothy P. Richardt

Ttimothyprichardt

 

 

Jim Josse's Photos of Frank Flynn in Vietnam

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Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2009 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: the photos you sent me are here: 
Doc 

Image #1. Kien Giang PRU Leadership (The Original Bad Boys). Third from left = Mr. Hien-PRU Commander. Tuan-PRU interpreter. Frank. Mr. Diep-Deputy PRU Commander. Others-Platoon Leaders. 
Image#2. Left=Stan Rodiman-RD Advisor. Frank. Bob Babb-RD Advisor. 
Image#3. Right to left. Sgt. Jim Fosse-RD Advisor. Frank. Unknown Army Sgt. Mr. Diep. Tuan. 
Image#4. Right to left. Bob Babb. Jim Fosse. PRU interpreter. Mr. Diep. Unknown PRU. Tuan. Mr. Hien, Cobra Pilot. Frank. 4th from left=Stan Rodiman. 


Doc-

The pictures look great. You can add my e-mail address in case someone wants more info. Keep up the good work 
P.S. My last name is spelled
Fosse.  email: jimfosse [at] embarqmail.com 

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        Steve A.Hlberg                                            Decoster                  


                 David Fitzgerald


          
                         David Tannery                                   Rob ROy

  
       
                                                    

 

    From Capt. Larry Bailey's Files

              

 

Capt. Larry Bailey's Stories

 

 

             

                                   Per Erick "Swede" Tornblom put on report on Vieques Puerto Rico

                          

     "Swede"  Per Eric Tornblom taught me this song while in Puerto Rico.  /s/ Larry Bailey

 

                                   

         
               Don King                                          Jack Lynch                 Jerry Todd            

                                      
                                                                     Eric Prince

   
Lt to Rt: Dennis Gaughan, Russ Geraldi, Brian Mulholland,                                SEALs at Coronado
CHad Buck, Ron Seiple and Rep. John Mizuno

 

 

                
                      Jessse Ventura                                                          SEALs in 'nam

         
                                               Tom Keith                                                 Jesse Ventura in Predator Movie

 

 

                   
Ken Abasolol's Wedding: Lt. to Rt: Dan Potts, Roger Guerra, Ken Abasolo, Bob Ross, Mike Macready, Larry Lyons

                             SEAL TWO Demo, Lil Creek VA.

 

                     
                                                                    Carl Swepston and company

                             
                                                         "Big Al" Ashton   &   John Friesch


 DanielCnossen             

                                                       CLass 16   Little Creek VA

 

 
      Daniel Cnossen   W.I.A.                                                                                                            Howard E. Wasdin DC

 

       
                                              Michael P. Wood

 

                                                                         
                                                                                                                       L-R: Roger Guerra, Troy Vaught, Wally Diacenzko

 

   
                                    L-R:  George Clarke,  ? ,   ? ,    Greg Flores

 

                                                                               
                                                                                                                                Roger GUerra and  Jimmy "Gator" Algier

 


                     Roger GUerra and  Jimmy " Gator" Algier 1970 P.R.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


??,   Rudy Boesch,  Doc Patchurick,  Terry Sullivan, prone on airmat Jack Lynch, Jim Finley & Neidrauer

Sunday, February 7, 2010 

  Doc,

 You can do your magic with any pic that I send to you.
Have added a few more.
MyTho pool,  L t R:  Unk, Rudy, Doc Pachurick,T. Sullivan,J. Lynch (on belly), J. Findley, B. Neidrauer
Pic of the 4 of us, LtR   Hammerle, Neidrauer, Bai(Cheiu Hoi), T. Sullivan
Pic of PRU Advisors Jan 1970
Sitting front M.Collins
Kneeling L t R UNK, J. Tolison, M. Walsh, A. Huey, P. Slempa
2nd row kneeling E. Jones, UNK, Harris
Standing, J Hammerle, Army guy, UNK, D. Drady, Abrahmson,Welch, Whittum, Mihatsch


                PRUs,top row,left: Jerry Hammerle
The group pic with all in Uniform was UDT 21 Oct 1960
Have the names but would be a lot to ID tonite.
Thanks Amigo

Jerry Hammerle


UDT-21

                                            

 

 

 


LCDR Mack Boynton  ; LeRoy Hult, Richard Brereton, Robert Fisher, Jack Carson, Johnny Weismuller


Mack Boynton, Cpo Baxter, Earl ;Lucio DeLaCahda, Maxwell, ???    Hungnam Korea

 

 
Joe Metzger.    

 

passing of Paul T. Aspas, 87, of Birdsnest, VA on 18 October 2013. 
Paul was an early graduate of training at Fort Pierce, FL as well as Maui, HI.
He served in NCDU-1 during WWII and was an original member with UDT-22. 



      Jack Walston 

 

       
Owner, Original Navy SEAL Physical Training Course. 
Houston, Texas Area Health, Wellness and Fitness 
Original Navy SEAL Physical Training Course, Fit America Foundation 
Education 
U.S. Navy BUD/S Class #180

 

Jack Walston 


Owner, Original Navy SEAL Physical Training Course. 
Houston, Texas Area Health, Wellness and Fitness 
Original Navy SEAL Physical Training Course, Fit America Foundation 
Education 
U.S. Navy BUD/S Class #180

 



 

                                                  

                                                   

 

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                                                        Hooyah! 

        SEAL Warrior, Death in the Dark: Vietnam 1968 -1972  by Tom Keith and J. Terry Riebling

 Kirkus Reviews

An unsentimental personal account of the Vietnam War. With the assistance of magazine writer Riebling, retired SEAL master chief Keith chronicles a tale that's oddly refreshing in its clear-eyed bluntness. The author and his tough-as-nails team had jobs to do, he writes, carrying out missions protecting friendly villages from Viet Cong attacks; they simply did not have time to let the brutal surroundings affect them.

The narrative opens with the SEALs surrounded by explosions and tracer fire as they wait to be extracted by helicopter. Keith was not consumed by fear, as most people would be. Instead, he reflected on how the red tracer fire was "as beautiful as any Fourth of July fireworks display" and how lucky he felt to be doing a job he loved. The son of a Navy chief and the grandson of two Army veterans, from an early age Keith dreamed of entering the military, and his determination and skill led him to the elite Navy SEALs.

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                                                                                                 Just Say No

 

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Hooyah!  A shouted term used often in SEAL Training that means:

  • Hell Yeah!
  • Fuck off
  • Fuck you
  • OH SHIT, not again!
  • Yes Instructor
  • Not again
  • A-firm
  • This is REALLY going to suck
  • This is REALLY going to fucking hurt

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