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July 9, 2012

Men With Green Faces: First Navy SEALs In Vietnam

This video link was given to us by a SOFREP reader.  I remember watching parts of this video in a movie I bought about SEALs when I was eighteen years old.  I love this shit, it’s a great short with lots of good lessons learned that a few SOCOM Commanders I know should take to heart…

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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 CEO of Force12 Media , a SOFREP contributing editor, and a New York Times best selling author (The Red Circle & Benghazi: The Definitive Report). Follow Brandon on Facebook, Twitter or his website.

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  • jsvangor

    Impressive group of men. Makes you appreciate the fact they represent our country. Thanks!

  • JakeTura

    These videos of past and the videos of modern SEALs puts that much more fire into me. These guys were intense and innovative being the first in a long line of bad asses. If anyone would like to read about some of these guys "Good to Go" by Harry Constance is an outstanding look into what the first generations SEASLs were like.

  • romeocorpen

    What a great video!!  I really loved seeing some of the old gear and methods used from the early SEALs.  The Cast & Recovery drill, the BUD/S students carrying the IBS, and the "Freddie the Frog" patch on the UDT guy were really cool.  What an awesome group of Warriors!!  

  • HugeFan

     @Matt2 AW: "Even that Navy commercial with the aircraft carrier is bad assed." It's one of my favorites, I had a book cover in high school that had a Nimitz-class depicted on it and underneath it read: "95,000 tons of U.S. diplomacy". Here's a link to that other Navy commercial:

  • SEAL76

    This is the film I saw in boot camp in 1969. It was on giant reel shown on a projector. I have a it on betamax/VHS/16mm