The post on the SEAL poser made me think of the SEALs that I have met. Working construction in the Tidewater area of Virginia for thirty years I have met a dozen or more SEALs. This area is home to the even # SEAL teams and the boat crews. A SEAL bought the house next door to me. I helped him and his wife remodel the inside of the house.
We did ever thing that good neighbors do.
The one sure thing that I know is- that I know nothing about the military side of the SEALs that I have met. I have never had a SEAL say he was in the military, let alone he was a SEAL. I always found out by ,either the person introducing me, when working on a job ,or Trident pin on his uniform. In the case of my neighbor it was by my wife thru his wife.
When ever I tried to get some insight to what he does and thinks about the military , it was always a one sided conversation that left me wondering what he was thinking.
I can tell you about the character of the SEALs that I have met. They all seem to have the same traits. They donít look or talk like there in the military. They donít act like there bad-asses. They make the best neighbors even when you donít know where they go every day.
To sum it up the SEALs that I have met have always left me
thinking , What a great guy that was, but I don't think I would mess with him.