Posts tagged ‘underwater demolition team’

Annual Muster XXV Celebrated

November 7th, 2010

A crowd of nearly ten thousand gathered on North Hutchinson Island on Saturday, to witness the celebration of the 25th Annual Muster at the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum grounds in Fort Pierce, Florida, according to a feature on TCPalm.com. The museum grounds mark the location of the site where the first Navy Frogmen – members [...]

The humble beginnings of the US Navy SEAL may be traced from its participation in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Due to the efforts of then President John F. Kennedy, this special training group was formed. Primarily, the goal of the troop was to check on the spread of communism in the Asian continent. The [...]

Pete Wikul, the longest serving Navy SEAL in American History officially retired on September 25, 2009. Wikul had previously held the title of “Bull Frog.” This title recognizes an individual who carries the largest amount of cumulative service once they have completed BUD/S Training. This title is given to this individual regardless of rank.

Navy SEALs History Timeline

September 16th, 2009

The roots of the Navy SEALs can be traced to the Amphibious Scouts and Raiders group that was formed and trained for deployment in the Second World War in 1941. These Scouts and Raiders participated heavily in underwater assault strikes during that world war. In the 1950s, an Underwater Demolition Team was deployed for the [...]

Henry Constance served nearly 20 years with the UDT (Underwater Demolition Team). During this time he spent 3 tours in Vietnam. In his vivid and raw novel: Good to Go: The Life And Times Of A Decorated Member Of The U.s. Navy’s Elite Seal Team Two, Henry Constance reveals the true terrors of war and of being a Navy SEAL.

The Herald Tribune shares the war time memories from World War II of Gordon Brooks, one of the original members of the Underwater Demolition Team (UDT). The feature gives us a first-hand account of what life was like during World War II for those who had to fight it. Gordon Brooks enlisted in 1943, when [...]