Combat Swimmer

Combat Swimmer : Memoirs of a Navy Seal

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The real-life story of the most daring Navy SEALs ever to be deployed -- a modern American heroThey have been called "The Silent Option" and the "elite of the elite". They are the Navy SEALs and their real-life exploits have become the stuff of military legend. Robert Gormly, the highest-ranking SEAL ever to tell his story, takes the reader into the night, into the water, into the battle."Combat Swimmer", "Shooter", "Operator" -- all of these describe Gormly and his fellow SEALs as they went on some of the most hair-raising missions ever assigned. Gormly did two tours of duty in Vietnam. He commanded teams in Grenada, the Persian Gulf, and the mission to capture the hijackers of the Achille Lauro.Combat Swimmer shows the reader the meticulous planning that goes into each top-secret mission -- and how those plans can sometimes go awry -- usually at the cost of human lives. This book provides a compelling look into the mind and life of a man who, though unsung and unknown to the average citizen (SEAL operations are top secret), stands as a true American hero.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 142.24 x 213.36 x 30.48mm | 453.59g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Dutton and Dial
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • 0525943269
  • 9780525943266

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