AIMM Mission

To commemorate America's rich naval and maritime heritage through the preservation and exhibition of historic naval vessels with an emphasis on the era of World War II through the present.

Scrapbook of LCDR Ken Brown - 1966 - 1968 - Life at Sea - Training with SEALs

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Navy SEALs (Sea, Air, and Land) are the Special Operations forces of the U.S. Navy. Formed in 1961 and announced by President John F. Kennedy in the same speach that he announced America's plan to put a man on the moon, the SEALs trace their origins back to the amphibious operations during World War II in both the Atlantic and Pacific.

Navy SEAls are trained to conducted a variety of missions, from reconnaissance, to hostage rescue and count-terrorism.

During the Vietnam War, Navy SEALs were used to train South Vietnamese forces, patrol riverine areas and even on deep penetration raids into Vietnamese "safe" areas. Navy SEALs received three Medals of Honor during Vietnam. Three SEAL units received Presidential Unit Citations, and over 400 individual Navy SEAL were awarded the Bronze Star.

SEALs sometimes deployed from submarines, a difficult and dangerous operation requiring extensive training. Although the exact details of Razorback's four deployments to Vietnam remain classified to this day, it is likely that one or move them involved operations with Navy SEALs.