A riveting, pulse-pounding history of SEALs special operations in the words of the heroes who lived it. The U.S. Navy SEALs have long been considered among the finest, most courageous and professional soldiers in American military history- an elite fighting force trained as parachutists, frogmen, demolition experts and guerrilla warriors, and ready for combat on the Sea, Air and Land. Born out of a proud naval tradition dating back to World War II, the first SEAL teams were commissioned in the early 1960s. Vietnam was their proving ground. In this remarkable volume, fifteen former SEALs share their vivid, first-person remembrances of action in Vietnam- brutal, honest and thrilling stories of covert missions and ferocious firefights, of red-hot chopper insertions and extractions, revealing astonishing truths that will only add strength to the SEAL legend.