The Handshake of a Lifetime
A salute and a handshake at Navy SEAL graduation creates an indelible memory!
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By A handshake that lasts a lifetime
Of the seventeen who had survived our Navy SEAL Hell week, only eleven graduated with our Class number 81. Injuries, failed standards, and academics had lessened the final graduation number.
Join Colonel Robert Adams as he takes you on a first-hand free dive into the heart of Navy SEAL Hell Week in this, the first chapter of his acclaimed book, finished UDT/SEAL training as class leader of BUD/S Class 81. He later became an Army physician and served in combat with the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq, and the famed Army DELTA Force in unnamed countries around the world.
But right now, he’s deep in the sand of one of the military’s most harrowing training environments. Strap in.
“If at any time during this training, my fellow instructors or I determine that we are not willing to follow you into combat, Gentlemen, you will not be here the next day. Am I clear?” he rumbled menacingly to the eight naval officers standing at attention.