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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 8, 2011 - 03:17am PT
That's Iceal Hambleton of the Bat 21 story, right? Yeah, that was definitely
worth a MOH!
perswig

climber
May 8, 2011 - 06:58am PT
Our local shipyard just christened its newest destroyer, the USS Michael Murphy.
http://www.medalofhonornews.com/2011/05/navy-will-christen-uss-michael-murphy.html

Dale
Top_Rope

Mountain climber
Queenstown, NZ
May 8, 2011 - 07:19am PT
I'd done a modest punch of ROSO in the RAN. Through service, I'd shared a few windy wet days with the USN and US Army on exercises. I've noted that many a pusser and infantry grunt can go just as hard as many-a SF/SO operator for the first 24-hours; it's the ambition and ability to back that up day after day with a healthy sense of humour that sets the best apart.


Seals rock. And I understand that some of them think bad arse alpinists rock too.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 8, 2011 - 02:20pm PT
That is f*#king proud, Chief!

enjoy this;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io0jLmlTT1E&feature=related
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 25, 2012 - 10:19am PT
Navy Seals strike again. Great appreciation to these individuals!

http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/25/world/africa/somalia-aid-workers/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Jan 25, 2012 - 11:50am PT
"Vengeance is mine, saith the lord".........








but he subcontracts...





Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jan 25, 2012 - 12:47pm PT
Job well done - again.
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2012 - 03:28pm PT
Navy Seals Raid Somalia Base


Seal Team Six, the same team that killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan last year, raided a Somali pirate camp yesterday to rescue an American woman and Danish man being held hostage. Both are aid workers who’d been kidnapped by the pirates last October. Nine pirates were killed in a firefight during yesterday’s attack, and another five taken prisoner.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jan 25, 2012 - 04:02pm PT
Please to hear they are keeping our boys in shape practicing on 3rd world goons.

This kidnapping rescue should begin to curtail that industry in Somalia.


While this type of violent hit may carry a high level of injustice, it save the lives of millions and is preferable to a large idiotic war.


A big thanks to those who take the orders and put their life on the line to get'er done.


Stefan Jacobsen

Trad climber
Danmark
Jan 25, 2012 - 04:27pm PT
US Navy SEALs strikes again!
Thanks for freeing our (Danish) citizen as well!
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 25, 2012 - 08:29pm PT
I was at the Solid Rock gym in San Diego, CA, circa late 1990's, when I watched an incredibly lean and fit climber leading a 5.12 route in the lead cave. After recognizing him on his success, he revealed that he was a Navy SEAL from out at the base on Coronado Island after sharing that I was too was a fellow shipmate. In conversation he also talked of having to keep a sheep alive, after having a mortal wound purposely inflicted, as part of his training. This kid was SWOLE, to say the least!

Since San Diego is the principal homeport of the Naval Pacific Fleet, and having Santee Boulders and Mt. Woodson in my backyard, I encounterd Navy personell and SEALs/wanna-be SEALs quite often. Another memory was of a SEAL named "Kevin" who walked me through the traverse on the Twenty Point Boulder at Santee for the first time after twenty seven years of visiting the place. Being as smart and as fit as those kids are definitely gives them a firm foundation for climbing.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jan 25, 2012 - 08:35pm PT
One thing, that I find amazing about these guys, is they never seek recognition, nor fame of any kind.
Certainly, that can't be said for the media darlings, who egotistically occupy our sport of climbing.

While climbers risk their lives to serve themselves, Seals risk their lives for a greater purpose, to serve others.

Doing something greater than yourself, is the very definition of a hero.

Probably one of their most honorable attributes. Everyone knows they are the best, but unlike spray-master climbers, they do not brag, and rarely talk about their exploits.

Being a badass is one thing, but never bragging about it is another.

Truly, the most lethal yet honorable soldiers alive today. I have nothing but admiration for these guys, and their missions are NEVER easy...
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 25, 2012 - 08:48pm PT
Hey Chief, former HM2 "Doc" here...how did they approve you for Amphib/BUDS training with your ASD repair on your FITREP? Did they overlook the ramifications for deep dive training? I'd say that was a major SNAFU!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 25, 2012 - 08:49pm PT
Actually, they are ordered to maintain a low profile.

Believe me (I've met a few) these guys DO have egos. Some quite substantial.
But they are an elite that have earned their props.


Understanding that when Mossad send out a kidon team to assassinate somebody it is seen as execution of a legitimate state sanctioned warrant, it is nonetheless much easier to feel good about a rescue mission by SEALs than a "terminate with extreme prejudice" mission.
Osama certainly deserved killing, and the burial at sea was a brilliant twist likely to be repeated on those enemies whose followers are still a problem.
But seeing Americans cheering in the street reminded me of the muslims that cheered 9/11.

We should be better than that.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jan 25, 2012 - 10:21pm PT
But seeing Americans cheering in the street reminded me of the muslims that cheered 9/11.

We should be better than that.


I like ya, Ron, but f*#k off on that sentiment!

Do not equivocate the two events lest you fall into a dangerous 'we started everything' Ron Paul trap.

I really do not want go into why we, yes WE, should be allowed a wide berth when we go into action.

As I said before, we go in with the F*#KING MOST RESTAINING AND HUMANE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT that it drives me crazy!!!

I know you know of what I speak. If we can actually bag one of these pieces of demonic sh#t, I really don't care how we do it. And thank God that Obama agrees with me on this.

EDIT: Yeah, the Seals have the humility thing in their sworn credo. Look it up.
rich sims

Social climber
co
Jan 25, 2012 - 10:28pm PT
I grew up with them around the pool at the summer parties my dad threw.
Young active and retired guys, 60s to early 70s the younger active guys never hung around long I mean it was mostly an older crowd with kids.
You could feel the energy coming off the active guys almost taste it. They were just back or on the way to Nam.
Never thought how tough my dad was till the time we were parked for the night at Mammoth Hot Springs in a motor home.
Five dudes in a truck ran into the motor home about 1am.
By the time I got out two were on the ground and one was backing up saying mister I don’t want any.
I looked at my suit and tie type dad who I had not in years seen get physical standing in his underwear realizing he had skills this punk never wanted to put to the test.

Ok Werner you were one of the few in my memory who had some real street experience. I mean not the weekend for fun variety.

During one fittest episode I would have liked to see how a seal would have handled Ron P. charge with the jousting sick on the log. I think it would have been tougher for Ron but who knows.
When you go work out with UCLA’s gymnastic team and they can not do your workout yer pretty Fing tough.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jan 25, 2012 - 10:32pm PT


except nowadays, every mission is publicised unfortunately....
laughingman

Mountain climber
Seattle WA
Jan 25, 2012 - 10:33pm PT
Actually, they are ordered to maintain a low profile.

Believe me (I've met a few) these guys DO have egos. Some quite substantial.
But they are an elite that have earned their props.


Understanding that when Mossad send out a kidon team to assassinate somebody it is seen as execution of a legitimate state sanctioned warrant, it is nonetheless much easier to feel good about a rescue mission by SEALs than a "terminate with extreme prejudice" mission.
Osama certainly deserved killing, and the burial at sea was a brilliant twist likely to be repeated on those enemies whose followers are still a problem.
But seeing Americans cheering in the street reminded me of the muslims that cheered 9/11.

We should be better than that.

Agreed I have met several dudes involved with SOF type stuff that were complete dicks...

On that note Erik Prince, a former navy SEAL ( and who started Blackwater international) is supposedly a dick...

He also cheated on his ailing wife and married his mistress... Some good Christian he is....



bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jan 25, 2012 - 10:49pm PT
Haha! the slagging continues from laughingman. You're right, SEALs are real dicks, but climbers like you are real awesome!!!!

laughingman

Mountain climber
Seattle WA
Jan 25, 2012 - 11:34pm PT
Haha! the slagging continues from laughingman. You're right, SEALs are real dicks, but climbers like you are real awesome!!!!

I said SOF types not SEALS. I know one or two former Navy SEALS that were nice guys.
The several people I am talking about ( they shall not be named) were part of old boys club that comes out of West Point and other OCS schools. For some reason they felt this gave them "Special A-hole privileges" well on leave.
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