PERSONAL PHOTOS

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Famous Quotes (1 of 2)

"You never shoot a high-caliber man with a low-caliber bullet."
~~~U.S. Navy SEALs

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"The Ultimate Weapon is the SEAL Himself."
~~Lt. Commander Roger Herbert
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"Live fast; die young; leave a good-looking corpse."
~~SEAL Team Six
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"We Do Bad Things To Bad People."

~~Special Forces
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"The only easy day was yesterday."
~~U.S. Navy SEALs
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A SEAL's most valuable tool ---- SURPRISE!

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Our specialty is taking out the garbage.
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"We are U.S. Navy SEALs.  There's no need to thank us because we don't
exist.  You never saw us.  This never happened."

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"Don't bother running.  You'll only die tired."
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You Were Born to Excel.  Permission Granted.
~~Navy SEALs
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"We may be few, but we are mighty."
~~Senior Chief Ray Moore, from the novel "In the Mouth of the Wolf"
     by Jamie Fredric
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In any country, on any ocean, SEALs are ready to serve.

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Memorandum -

From:  U.S. Navy Snipers
To:       Somali Pirates
Subject:  Recent Standoff

BANG.  YOU'RE DEAD.

Sincerely,
U.S. Navy SEAL Snipers

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When I grew up, I only had two dreams.  One was to be a cowboy and another was to be in the military.  I grew up extremely patriotic and riding horses.
~~~Chris Kyle

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“We don’t have a firm definition of what constitutes a Navy SEAL,
however, I view the Navy SEAL as a unique individual; a guy who’s a little 
bit out of the ordinary, who wants to do things that other people don’t want to do.
He’s physically oriented. He likes to run, workout, shoot, dive, and jump out 
of airplanes. He likes challenges. A lot of these guys are pretty independent sorts,” 
Smith confessed. “They’re hard chargers who want to go out there and operate.” 

B.D. Smith, commanding officer of SEAL 
Team 4.   1985 Interview
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"The program we sell is hard, however, and we're looking for the best--that means academically, physically, mentally.  We're not looking for the super jock.  We're looking for the guy we can count on when the countin' counts."

~~Master Chief Dennis Drady - interview, 1985

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“Anybody can go out there and hump rucksacks, do calisthenics and all that,” he said, “but can you do it when someone's screaming in your ear all day and continually getting you up in the middle of the night?
   “It’s easy to quit-you’ll be gone the same day because they don’t want to keep you around. It’s not like you were forced to do it.”

~~~BMCS Jim Rowland speaking of BUD/S

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Dana Perrino (Fox News) in an interview with a U.S. Navy SEAL

discussing all the countries he had been sent to.


“Did you have to learn several languages?”

“No, ma’am, we don’t go there to talk."

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"Just being with the SEALs has been one good, long experience."
~~Rudy Boesch
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"With any luck, when I leave (retire), it'll be because I died on the quarterdeck."

~~Rudy Boesch
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"We all knew there was just one way to improve our odds for survival: train, train, train. Sometimes, if your training is properly intense it will kill you. More often -- much, much more often -- it will save your life."
~~Richard Marcinko

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"Pain is anything that keeps you from doing what you need to do, and if that's all it is, than I didn't feel any pain."

~~Lt.(j.g.) Timothy "T.J." Stecher (Naval Fleet Officer Candidate)

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Fast.  Lethal.  Decisive.
~~SWCC

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On Time.  On Target.  Never Quit.
~~SWCC

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Heroes on the Ground.  Legends in the Sky.
~~Navy Leapfrogs

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"I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way."
~~John Paul Jones
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"If you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow."

~~John Wayne

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"God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless."
~~Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
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“There is no substitute for experience; however, when experience is not readily available, there is no substitute for training.”
~~Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

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"I never trust a fighting man who doesn't smoke or drink."

~~Admiral William (Bull) Halsey
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"Of the Marines on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."
~~Chester W. Nimitz
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"There are no extraordinary men...just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with."

~~William (Bull) Halsey, Jr.
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"A ship is always referred to as "she" because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder."
~~Chester Nimitz

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"Would you rather have 20 Navy SEALs go to war for you or 1,000 Iraqi Soldiers?"

~~Andy Curtin
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"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear."

~~Mark Twain
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"I am the son and grandson of Navy admirals, and I was born into America's service.  It wasn't until I was deprived of her company that I fell in love with America."

~~John McCain (Vietnam POW)
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"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." 
 ~~Mark Twain
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."

~~Winston Churchill
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"You don't lead by hitting people over the head--that's assault, not leadership."

~~Dwight David Eisenhower
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"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."

~~John F. Kennedy
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"Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom."

~~General George S. Patton
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"Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship."

~~General Omar Bradley
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"Dollars and guns are no substitutes for brains and will-power."

~~Dwight David Eisenhower
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"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."
~~Ronald Reagan
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"Heroes may not be braver than anyone else.  They're just braver five minutes longer."
~~Ronald Reagan
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"These young Americans sent a message to terrorists everywhere---you can run but you can't hide."

~~Ronald Reagan

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"I have not yet begun to fight."  (As his ship was sinking, 23 September 1779.)

~~John Paul Jones
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"When asked what I am most proud of, I stick out my chest, hold my head high and state proudly, 'I served in the United States Navy!'"

~~John F. Kennedy


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“In EOD there are but two degrees of effectiveness--Success or Failure.”
~~Sign that hung in a passageway at EOD School, Indian Head, MD.
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"The burden the Navy has carried so brilliantly in the Pacific will inevitably be shared more and more with the Army and its air force.  But the Navy has performed its historic duty; the Navy got them there."

~~Ralph Delahaye Paine, Jr.

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The U.S. Military is us.  There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it.  The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support, because they're protecting us.


~~~Tom Clancy


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''The three best things in life are: A good landing, a good orgasm,
and, a good bowel movement. The night carrier landing is one of the 
few opportunities in life where you get to experience all three at the 
same time."

~~~   Ready room sign, USS Enterprise, 1969, Gulf of Tonkin