First Seal by Roy Boehm

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Features introductions by both Richard Marcinko and John Weisman, co-authors of the bestselling "Rogue Warrior" series!

Back in Brooklyn, Boehm's mother once told him, "You'll either
grow up a hero...or you'll end up in prison." But Roy Boehm was
fated for heroism from the moment he shipped out with the U.S.
Navy, eight months before Pearl Harbor. His brilliant and
courageous fighting career would lead him from the monumental sea
battles of the South Pacific across the battle zones of Korea to
the shores of Castro's Cuba and into the killing fields and
jungles of Vietnam.
As the Second World War came to a close and left in its wake an
even greater threat to America's freedom -- the Cold War -- Boehm
saw that unconventional times required the creation of an
unconventional warrior. Drawing on his expertise as a diver and a
member of the Navy's Underwater Demolitions Teams, he set out to
invent a disciplined, dedicated, and ruthless force capable of
attack from sea, air, or land. It would be a unique unit --
willing to disregard fear and walk through fire -- a team that
would descend into hell itself to conduct dirty war:
infiltration, sabotage, ambush. Boehm's team would become the
legendary special operations force known as the Navy SEALs.
Discover the startling truth behind:
Boehm and his SEALs' involvement in the Cuban Missile
Crisis, including a personal meeting with President Kennedy.
Life -- and death -- in the rice patties of Vietnam and the
streets of Saigon, where, with a VC bounty on his head, Boehm
developed relationships with a beautiful enemy spy and deadly Viet
Cong officer.
The unconventional techniques and
strategies Boehm pioneered in the creation of the SEAL teams and
much more.

In combat, Roy Boehm left nothing to chance. In "First SEAL," he
leaves nothing to the imagination. With the impact of a depth
charge, "First SEAL" delivers an explosive, no-holds-barred,
firsthand, inside look at what it takes to be one of the rare
breed of men who live for war...or die for their country.

About Roy Boehm

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Charles W. Sasser is a retired military veteran who spent four years on active duty as a journalist in the U.S. Navy, followed by thirteen years in the U.S. Army Special Forces (the Green Berets). He lives in Chouteau, OK.
Published February 1, 1997 by Diane Pub Co. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction

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Called into President Kennedy's office to explain his behavior, Boehm persuaded Kennedy to give him authority to create the most elite special force in the world--the SEALs.

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Thrown into the drink when his ship was destroyed at sea and struggling to keep both himself and an injured comrade afloat, Boehm kept his cool as a group of sharks closed in, ""[l]ooking us over as impersonally as a trout about to take a live grasshopper."" When the sharks literally snatched the...

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