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#10153 - 10/23/02 07:02 PM Re: Thats the problem

You wrote: " I wonder how many of those Navy Seals who had to get rescued simply had an overinflated sense of their own toughness, and an underappreciation for the fancy gear that they suddenly had to do without? "<br><br>I would suggest that special operations forces train hard, train often, and train inweather conditions that they could be expected to do their job. They are ROUTINELY exposed to hazards in training that exceed what you and I are likely to ever experience. THAT is the reason why they would require rescue in training. In an actual mission environment, they would not expect rescue.<br>I know several former Navy Seals and am aware of a number of severe injuries and deaths that occurred during training. Just goes with the territory.<br>As for being plain human, they are, but they have tremendous drive and dedication to their jobs.<br><br>

#10154 - 10/24/02 02:31 AM Re: Thats the problem
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Beachdoc: You're right, that was uncalled for and I apologize. I didn't mean to offend; my dad was in the infantry during WWII, and I knew several infantry, ex-infantry and SAR types during my own tenure; I have the greatest of respect for anybody who's tough enough to make it through any of the special forces training. Just another case of me putting my brain on cruise control. :-(
"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled."

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