The Navy SEALs are among the most elite fighting forces around the globe. You don’t want to be the target of a Navy SEAL mission.
Classified by nature, their movements and accomplishments have become the stuff of legends, forever confirmed by accounts from individuals such as Chris Kyle and Marcus Luttrell. They are as lethal and incredible as we all believe them to be, perhaps even more.
This video shows the 10 most interesting facts about SEALs and their missions.
Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell chased four men through four counties while armed with two 9mm Berettas after they killed his dog, Dasy. He kept chasing them until Onalaska Police apprehended the men and arrested them.
Did you know that Navy SEALS used to be waterboarded as part of their counter-interrogation training? That stopped when the trainees couldn’t take it, so the Navy decided it was bad for morale.
During the Vietnam War, Navy SEAL Teams One and Two had a combined kill/death ratio of 200:1. With only 46 deaths mostly from accidents and poor intelligence as opposed to enemy fire.
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The runner up of the first-ever Ironman Marathon was John Dubar, a U.S. Navy SEAL. He was winning during the marathon until his support crew ran out of water and gave him beer instead.
The U.S. Navy SEAL arsenal includes the Russian AK-47 due to its extreme reliability in all situations. The SEALs keep it in inventory for many different missions. The AK-47 is the perfect choice when having to swim a weapon over a beach.
An aerospace engineer attached to the Navy SEALs was charged in federal court for building a plane from scratch. He was just trying to find an easy way to fly home to see his wife.
The original Navy SEAL Team 6 was given its team number in order to confuse Soviet Intel as to how many teams there actually were. And at that time, there were just two teams.
The Navy SEALs that killed Osama Bin Laden were the exact same team that rescued the American captain held hostage by Somalian pirates in 2009. The SEALs fired precision shots from the rocking stern of the Norfolk based destroyer, Bainbridge, killing all three pirates.
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 in solo, if the jump is into water. The U.S. now treats its war dogs as full members of the military.