It used to be that Navy SEALs didn’t just operate in the shadows. They trained in them too. Their whole story stayed shrouded in mystery. Their secret missions stayed secret to the rest of us.
But when they got Osama Bin Laden, snatched back an American cargo ship taken by pirates and rescued two air workers held hostage in Somalia, then suddenly, it seemed that SEALs were headline-makers.
Add to that some SEALs wrote books about SEAL adventures and even acted in a movie about the SEAL experience using live ammunition when they made “Act of Valor.” They can’t quite be called “the military unit that no one ever talked about” any longer.
Rorke Denver played Lt. Commander Rorke in “Act of Valor,” a film that used dozens of SEALs and went on to gross $80 million at the box office. Now, with the help of a writer, Denver is doing some pretty decent storytelling in a new book, “Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior.”
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