Facts About Navy SEALs
In the video above you will see 10 interesting facts about Navy Seals. Thanks again to all the military men and women out there protecting our country.
10 Navy Seal Facts
Chris Kyle, a former sniper on the US Navy SEALs, has eliminated so many enemies the Iraqi insurgents gave him the nickname “The Devil” Kyle was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 2009 and published his bestselling autobiography , American Sniper. A film adaptation of Kyles book , directed by Clint Eastwood was released two years later.
2. The Belgian Malinois is the preferred “War Dog” of the Navy SEALs. They are highly trained special ops experts, even trained to jump either in tandem with their handlers or solo, if the jump is into water. The U.S. now treats its war dogs as full members of the military.
3. The Navy SEALs who killed Bin Laden were the same team that rescued the American captain held hostage by Somalian pirates in 2009. SEALs fired precision shots from the rocking stern of the Norfolk-based destroyer Bainbridge, killing all three pirates.
4. The original Navy SEAL team 6 was given its team number in order to confuse Soviet intelligence as to how many teams there actually were. However there were only 2 at the time
5. An aerospace engineer attached the the Navy SEALS was charged in federal court for building a plane from scratch. He just wanted an easy way to fly home to see his wife.
6. The US Navy SEAL arsenal includes the Russian AK-47 due to its extreme reliability in all situations. SEAL have the AK 47 in the inventory for a variety of missions. AK makes for a great choice when having to swim a weapon over the beach.
7. The runner up of the first ever Ironman was John Dubar a US Navy SEAL. He was winning during the marathon until his support crew ran out of water and decided to give him beer instead.
8. During the Vietnam war, Navy SEAL teams One and Two amassed a combined KILL/DEATH ratio of 200:1. With only 46 deaths resulting mostly from accidents and poor intelligence, rather than enemy direct fire.
9. Navy SEALs used to be water boarded as a part of their counter-interrogation training. They had to stop because the trainees could not survive it without breaking, which was bad for morale.
10. Marcus Luttrell, a former Navy SEAL, chased four men through four counties while armed with a two 9mm Berettas, all because they killed his dog Dasy. Marcus continued to chase them until Onalaska Police apprehended the dog killers.