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SEALs and Special Ops

The Navy established two SEAL (Sea, Air, Land) naval commando teams in January 1962. SEAL-trained South Vietnamese commandos took part in sabotage and raiding missions along the coast of North Vietnam in operation 34 Alpha during the Tonkin Gulf crisis of August 1964. Throughout the war, SEALs gathered intelligence, fought the enemy across South Vietnam, and trained Vietnamese special operations personnel.

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play videoNavy SEALs: "Men With Green Faces" (1969):  This Vietnam era U.S. Navy documentary explains the intense mental and physical challenges endured by those who want to become elite Navy SEALs. Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section, UMO-21.

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