Navy Seals: A History of the Early Years

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For the first time with the full cooperation of the UDT/SEAL Museum Association in Florida, author Kevin Dockery has compiled the most in-depth and revealing history of the U.S. Navy SEALs-from their roughshod origins as the daring Underwater Demolition Teams, Scouts, and Raiders of World War II, to the formation of the modern fighting force known as Navy SEALs.

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Overview

For the first time with the full cooperation of the UDT/SEAL Museum Association in Florida, author Kevin Dockery has compiled the most in-depth and revealing history of the U.S. Navy SEALs-from their roughshod origins as the daring Underwater Demolition Teams, Scouts, and Raiders of World War II, to the formation of the modern fighting force known as Navy SEALs.

Illustrated with archival photos throughout, and supplemented with in-depth interviews with veteran UDT divers and SEAL personnel, this book chronicles the formation of an elite fighting force unsurpassed in combat on land, air, or sea-and captures the spirit of those rare men who make up the finest fighting force in the world.

Author Biography: Kevin Dockery has been a soldier in The President's Guard under Presidents Nixon and Ford, been a grade-school teacher, radio broadcaster, gunsmith, and historian. He even spent time in Iraq and Kuwait during Desert Storm as what he refers to as a "corporate mercenary." He has written a number of books detailing the history of the Navy SEALs and the lives of the men who lived that history.

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Kevin Dockery has conducted extensive, exclusive interviews with members of the Navy's Underwater Demolition Team -- one of the many precursors of the modern SEAL force -- and retired SEAL personnel to bring the reader an in-depth and fully authorized look at the beginnings of these units and the brave men who fight in them. Dockery traces their history, from their origins in WWII -- where they fought in North Africa and as part of the Normandy invasion force -- to their efforts in Korea and their subsequent commissioning by the Navy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756785802
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Pages: 358

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