Combat Swimmer by RobertA. Gormly
Memoir of a Navy Seal

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For the first time in trade paperback-a classic memoir of Navy SEALs in action.

In gripping prose, Captain Robert A. Gormly tells about his days as a leader in the Navy SEALs- taking readers into the night, into the water, and into battle on some of the most hair-raising missions ever assigned.

Trained to a fine fighting edge just in time for Vietnam, Gormly served two tours of duty and engaged in top-secret missions in the Persian Gulf. Here, he shares his viewpoint and his experience-including what is perhaps the most graphic description ever of SEAL action in the invasion of Grenada. Gormly takes readers behind the myth of this awesome team, revealing how their lives depend on their unprecedented expertise and unparalleled courage.
 

About RobertA. Gormly

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Captain Robert A. Gormly, U.S. Navy (Ret.), served twenty-nine years as a Navy SEAL. His awards include the Silver Star, three Legions of Merit, three Bronze Stars (two in combat), the Defense Meritorious Medal, and a Purple Heart.
 
Published August 3, 2010 by NAL. 332 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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And Gormly believes that the SEAL experience in Vietnam can be seen as a microcosmic symbol of the greater US effort that fought the wrong kind of war: a battle of attrition waged according to the advice of military leaders who failed to understand that they were facing a political-military conun...

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The limited political sophistication of this approach is suggestive, particularly in the context of Gormly's progress through the Navy's special operations system from 1968 to his assignment as commander of SEAL Team 6 in 1983.

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