Archive for the 'SEALS' Category

Jan 6

Navy TV – All Hands

Thursday, January 6, 2011 8:38 AM


In the January edition of All Hands Television, we hear “News You Can Use,” we head to the Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center, we see the bond among Navy SEALs, we learn about Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers, we head to Fort Washington, and we get a preview of a story for next month. All this and more on the January edition of All Hands Television!

Aug 19

Remembering Radarman Second Class Billy W. Machen, USN

Thursday, August 19, 2010 12:01 AM


On 19 August 1966, SEAL Team One suffered its first combat fatality in Vietnam. While on a reconnaissance mission, a patrol had discovered a series of bunkers and weapons positions along the Dinh Ba River, thirteen miles south-east of Nha Be. They were extracted and reinserted further up river to pinpoint two reported camouflaged sampans that had been spotted by a helicopter. Fresh tracks were discovered, and the sampans were then sighted five hundred meters from the SEAL’s position. Radarman Second Class Billy W. Machen, a 28 year old sailor from Dallas, Texas, was acting as point man. Coming to… Read the rest of this entry »