April 16, 2012

Navy SEAL Mission De-Classified: Operation Thunderhead

Here’s a great story and interview with the legendary UDT/SEAL Moki Martin.  As site Editors, Jack and I feel it’s very important to preserve and share these great stories.

Enjoy meeting Moki.


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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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  • CCB299

    Great to see this on SOFREP.  I work with one of the team members from ST1 who was part of this operation.

  • EmersonMaine

     @LCpl X  It's funny that you mention Maine, as I don't consider it to be a "far-flung" place, but I live here so it makes sense that I don't. We have a ton of veterans in Maine, they just seem to settle here after service. A lot of our citizens join any of a number of Guard units, but we have had a few SOF personnel. One of my friends is currently serving with MARSOC, though it's been a few years since I've been able to get in touch with him. We've had a couple serve in Special Forces, and a Registered Maine Guide buddy of mine served in the 75th Ranger Regiment. The most famous is SEAL Astronaut Chris Cassidy. I went to the same high school as him, and last I heard they were adding a sign that said "Home of SEAL Astronaut Chris Cassidy," right when you get into town.

  • ArcticWarrior

     @Tango9  True.This is why Im a believer in guys getting thier stories out, before its forgotten to history. Maybe its generational but as long as its not an OPSEC violation Im all for getting it out for posterity.

  • Tango9

    7 hours in rough seas awaiting a rescue helicopter only to go back in.... those boys were harder than a woodpecker's lips.

  • SEAL76

     @BrandonWebb  @SEAL76 Moki Martin was already  a legend when I came aboard at ST1 in Sept of 1970. He was one of the men we all looked up to. Rick Hetzel, Sam Birky,Spence Dry and the rest are real heroes. Not like the hollywood and sports heroes the world idolizes.