"Fractions of a moment in time. What striking violence should be meted out within the blink of an eye."

In the mid-nineteen sixties, Harry Constance made a life-altering trip that led him out of Texas and into the jungles of Vietnam. As a tender naval officer, he went from UDT education to the U.S. Navy's newly shaped SEAL staff , after which instantly into livid motion. via 1970, he was once already the veteran of 3 hundred wrestle missions and the recipient of thirty-two army citations, together with 3 Bronze Stars and a red Heart.

Good To Go is Constance's strong, firsthand account of his 3 excursions of accountability as a member of America's such a lot elite, razor-sharp stealth struggling with strength. it's a breathtaking memoir of harrowing missions and covert special-ops—from the floodplains of the Mekong Delta to the seashores of the South China Sea—that locations the reader within the heart of bloody ambushes and devastating firefights. yet his outstanding experience is going even farther—beyond 'Nam—as we accompany Constance and the SEALs on astounding missions to a few of the world's most threatening hot-spots . . . and adventure close-up the braveness, commitment, and remarkable ability that made the U.S. military SEALs legendary.

Includes eight Pages of SEAL workforce motion Photos!

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We have been despatched from one education university to a different, studying ability after ability that have been commencing to make us important members in Naval operations. numerous months past, there were a global incident whilst considered one of our nuclear bombs have been misplaced off the coast of Spain. The army had searched frantically to discover it with a view to keep political face in entrance of the area in addition to to maintain the top-secret parts clear of Russian salvagers combing the world. regrettably, we misplaced one other bomb off the coast of Puerto Rico. As quietly as attainable, the military assembled an entire Naval Amphibious Unit (eight ships), a prototype of the exploratory sub Alvin, and different minisubmarines. UDT 22 used to be known as upon to aid search for the remnants of the bomb. I nonetheless imagine we have been being dragged round the ocean ground as shark bait, yet our authentic goal used to be as divers looking for the misplaced bomb. there has been an incredible LST mom send (a large send whose entrance ramp drops down) and several other “Mike” boats, which have compatibility contained in the LST mom ships. It used to be to at least one of those Mike boats that we have been assigned. The LST ships mapped out large grids of suboceanic topography for underwater exploration. From the Mike boat, a 10-foot-long element of 3-inch metal pipe used to be suspended at both finish with 2-inch-thick nylon rope, and the pipe used to be dropped to a 120-foot intensity. The send might then start to slowly traverse over the grid part it was once assigned to, and the bar could upward thrust to nearly ninety toes. divers have been then despatched right down to carry directly to the strains and visually investigate cross-check the sea ground. At “dead sluggish” pace of roughly one and one-half knots, we needed to grasp on firmly. may still we flip our head to the aspect, our mask will be forcibly ripped from our faces. We dropped down the traces utilizing open-circuit, dual ninety (cubic toes) scuba tanks. striking directly to the traces brought on bodies to drape out in the back of the road. We focused on trying to find wreckage. from side to side we went, trying to find any fresh scrap and attempting to differentiate it from different man-made litter. numerous days later, one among Alvin’s magnetometers situated the wreckage. The bomb had propelled into the sea ground, furrowed out a channel alongside the ground until eventually eventually preventing at a intensity of a hundred thirty five toes. alongside the pathway have been strewn components that we have been informed to salvage. We have been despatched down with sacks to retrieve as a lot of the digital circuitry as lets. We got here up with approximately 8 baggage of refined materiel. My accomplice signaled me, retaining 3 waferlike gold bars, should still we placed those into our rainy fits? They have been nearly one-pound accomplishing wafers of gold. I advised him no, as i didn't are looking to do whatever which can jeopardize our careers. They have been 24-karat reliable gold. every day, once we comprehensive operating, we acquired into our UDT boat and permit the lieutenant be aware of that we have been going out on “an professional UDT education dive. ” We then went out round the aspect and went swimming. a number of instances we went diving for lobster, after which, besides beer we had introduced, we headed for the shore to chill, barbeque the lobster, and savor the concept of the opposite sailors constrained to the send for days and weeks on finish.

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