Combat swimmer: memoir of a Navy SEAL

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Dutton,
Pub. Date:
1998.
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English
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They have been called "The Silent Option" and the "elite of the elite." They are the Navy SEALs and their real-life exploits have become the stuff of military legend. Robert Gormly, the highest-ranking SEAL ever to tell his story, takes the reader into the night, into the water, into the battle."Combat Swimmer," "Shooter," "Operator"?all of these describe Gormly and his fellow SEALs as they went on some of the most hair-raising missions ever assigned. Gormly did two tours of duty in Vietnam. He commanded teams in Grenada, the Persian Gulf, and the mission to capture the hijackers of the Achille Lauro.Combat Swimmer shows the reader the meticulous planning that goes into each top-secret mission'and how those plans can sometimes go awry'usually at the cost of human lives. This book provides a compelling look into the mind and life of a man who, though unsung and unknown to the average citizen (SEAL operations are top secret), stands as a true American hero. ? Written in the bestselling tradition of Richard Marcinko's Rogue Warrior and Roy Boehm's First Seal. ? Gormly is the highest ranking SEAL to write of his experiences.
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United States. -- Navy. -- SEALs -- History
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Commando operations -- United States
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