A shrill telephone ring announced to me that the world had changed.
I was a Navy SEAL junior officer, sleeping in my individual quarters at an Air Force base in Florida. Our SEAL platoon was there to train with Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) in “call for fire” techniques. We had spent most of the night prior training with AFSOC aircraft that provided close air support for us on the ground, for “in extremis” situations.
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