The Navy SEAL Museum is said to be looking into expanding, in order to continue capturing history being made by the elite Navy SEALs. A feature on CBS News shared that the Museum would like to continue preserving the history of the SEALs.
The Museum is located in Fort Pierce, Florida. Reserve SEAL Officer Frank Winget shared: “They weren’t sure what kind of coastline it might be, whether it be an ocean, a swamp, whatever, so they came here to Fort Pierce.”
The Navy SEALs began in World War II, with special combat units. From 1943 to 1945, these teams trained in the demolition of coastal obstacles in Fort Pierce. Over the years, the SEALs have been involved in practically every major conflict, and have become known as experts in reconnaissance, direct action combat, and underwater warfare. Fort Pierce, on the other hand, has served as the home of the Navy SEAL Museum, which, in turn, serves as the home of the SEALs Memorial Wall, dedicated to all the Navy SEALs who have lost their lives in the service of their country.
Chuck Theiss, a former Navy Frogman (the forerunner of the Navy SEALs), shared the following memory: “I saw a couple out there and walked up, and the gentlemen wanted to copy his buddy’s name off the wall so I got him something to do that and he knelt down at the wall and cried… I thought that was great.”
To date, the Museum continues to add to its collection of memorabilia, commemorating important milestones in the history of the elite team. This includes a Maersk Alabama Capsule from the SEAL Team’s rescue of the ship and its crew from Somali pirates; armored Humvees from the Iraq War; and a tribute motorcycle dedicated to lone survivor Marcus Luttrell and the valiant souls who lost their lives during Operation Red Wings.