A close high school friend of mine went into the Navy after graduating in '69....became a SEAL, went to Nam in '70. Most of his team got killed on a mission in the North. Mike E & E'd back toward the South for 14 miles with an AK round in his thigh. He was pretty tough in HS, he was damn tough in the Navy.....and he's still one tough MOFO now! Used to get a bit crazy when drunk, but hey....so it goes! Met many over the years. Same caliber! Was next in formation to a few in jump school....I did a whole lot of push ups because of them! (just for being next to them) It was entertaining. Have nothing but respect for them.