March 1, 2012

Navy SEALs 50th Anniversary Video

This is a great video regarding the 50th Anniversary of the Teams.  I served in ECHO platoon with SEAL Astronaut (2nd in history of NASA) Chris Cassidy.

What a great guy. Enjoy.


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is a former U.S. Navy SEAL with combat deployments to Afghanistan, and Iraq. During his last tour he served as the west coast sniper Course Manager at the Naval Special Warfare Center. He is Editor-in-Chief of SOFREP.com, and a New York Times best selling author (The Red Circle & Benghazi: The Definitive Report). His writing has been featured in print, and digital media worldwide. You can follow him on twitter here.

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  • EmersonMaine

    My memory sucks. This was a few years after I graduated. I was attending a family friend's graduation at the same high school I went to. Nontheless, it is an honor to be able to say that Chris went to our high school.   Looking forward to another 50 years of the Navy SEALs making the world a better place.

  • brentokuley

     @Evan95 Appreciate the response here. I wasn't in the know about that pattern. Thanks!

  • Tango9

    To quote the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh:"“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.” I offer this here because this is singly what our SoF operators do.  A more selfless bunch of men, I've never met.

  • Tango9

    To quote the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh:"“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”

  • EmersonMaine

    Graduated from the same high school as Cassidy. Our little town is proud of all of the warriors it has produced. I like to think that the town produces some excellent human beings. Unfortunately, a few of our veterans suffer from from the effects of war. From TBI, to paying the ultimate price, it's been tough for our town.   When Cassidy's story was told to our graduating class, it really cheered us up. Some of my closest friends are no longer the same, and after a few years of tough times, good news can really brighten a community. Sorry if any of this sounds rambling or off topic. Seeing Chris' name brought up again brings back some tough memories, as well as some great ones.