and Time to Post some August
U.S. Navy SEAL and UDT history
GENERAL for August - These events are ones that I can verify the month and year that it happened; but cannot verify the exact day of the month that it happened.
-August 1964- The Navy Demolition Parachute Team starts
-August 1971 - Last BUD/S class graduates from Little Creek, VA. BUD/S will continue but only at NAB Coronado, CA.
August 1,2008 - NSW Operational Support Group Commands and SEAL Team Reserves re-designated as NSWG11 and SEAL Team 17 and SEAL Team 18.
1969- UDT13 demolitions at Troung Giang River, Vietnam
2006 - SEAL Marc Lee is the first SEAL KIA in Iraq
August 3, 1944 - UDTs 12, 13, 14, and 15, recon beaches at Iwo Jima and Bonin Islands.
1911- date of birth of Draper Kaufman aka "the Father of Underwater Demolition Teams"
1950- UDTs attempt 1st inland covert mission to bomb the railroad at Yosu, Korea
August 5, 1942- the first training class of OSS Maritime Operations begins
1950 - Task Force 90 command (Korea) assigned two USMC companies and a UDT1 detachment and dubbed the joint package -Special Operations Group or SOG. SOG was composed of 25 UDTs and 16 Marines. The Marines would provide perimeter security and the UDTs to provide small boat and demolition expertise.
2004- SEA Lt Cmdr John Dolittle swims the English Channel to honor the memory of fallen SEAL teammate -Petty Officer Neil Roberts
2011 -17 SEALs and 12 NSW support personnel and 1 military working dog, KIA in helocopter crash, Afghanistan. The worst single loss of life in history of SOCOM and NAVSPECWARCOM. On this day 31 of America's bravest warriors gave their lives in defense of our freedom. To see the list of the fallen, go to this link http://www.31heroes.com/the-heroes/
1969 - UDT 13 demolitions at tip of lang Dong Island, Vietnam
1971- UDTs and SEALs assist in the recovery of Apollo 15 crew and capsule
August 8, 2011 - SEAL Admiral William McRaven assumes command of USSOCOM
August 9- 20, 1944- Five OSS with seven UDT's in the 1st submarine launched series of reconnaissance operations from the USS Burfish. This operation was uinque because it involved the only US submarine-lauhed reconnaissance operation conducted by a UDT during the entire period of WWII. See more at this link
August 10-14th, 1969 - SEALs and Australians in Operation Platypus in the RSSZ, Vietnam
1990- SOCCENT personnel arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In it, is Naval Special Warfare Task Group One. This is in preparation for Operation Desert Shield.
1960 - UDTs recover a "Discover" satellite capsule, the 1st recovery of an U.S. satellite from orbit.
1969- UDT 13 demolitions at Cai Nap Canal, Vietnam
1990 - SEALs of NSWTG1 set up base at Dhahran for Operation Desert Shield.
August 12, 1960 - Underwater Demolition Teams and USMC Recon units suggested as resources for the development for Naval Special Warfare.
1944 - 3 UDTs are taken prisoner onYap Island and shipped to a Japanese POW camp. Their remains are never recovered . See more info at http://www.missingaircrew.com/yap2.asp
1950- UDTs with the USMC begin cave demolitions- Korea
2008- SEALs battled terrorists during the filming of an episode of the TV show "24"
August 14, 1992 - SEALs in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia
August 15 - Sept 15, 1944-Naval Combat Demolition Units from DDay landings at Utah beach participate in the landing mission in the Operation Dragoon. Operation Dragoon is the invasion of Southern France. These landings were the last amphibious operation in the European Theater of Operations.
1950- 1st of night raids on Korean East Coast by UDTs and USMC
1980- SEAL TEAM Six commissioned
1954-UDTs in Passage to Freedom Operation. This operation evacuated from Haiphong an estimated 310,000 anti- Communist Vietnamese civilians, soldiers, and non-Vietnamese members of the French Army from Communist North Vietnam to South Vietnam . This operation lasted for about 1 year.
1969- SEAL Teams and Kit Carsons take prisoners at VC indoctrination center near SEA Float, Vietnam
1966- The 1st SEAL KIA - Petty Officer Billy Machen in Vietnam
1969- SEALs and Kit Carsons operation at VC supply route near SEA Float
1990- With Saudi concurrence, SOCCENT's first coalition warfare mission was given to NSWTG1 elements which deployed to the Kuwaiti Saudi Arabian border to provide close air support and to serve as "trip wires" in case of an Iraqi invasion - Operation Desert Shield.
August 21, 1990- SEALs recon beaches - Operation Desert Shield
1969- UDT13 demolitions at SE Land Dong Island, Vietnam
1970- SEALs free 28 So. Vietnamese POW's
1968- SEALs with PRUs destroy grenade factory, Vietnam
1982 -SEALs as part of the Multinational Force sent to Lebanon to over see the withdrawal of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
1942 -Scout and Raider School commissioned
1990- The UN authorizes use of SEALs in limited naval enforcement of sanctions in Operation Desert Shield. SEALs begin VBSS missions in the Persian Gulf.
August 26 1944- UDTs conduct pre-assault beach recon for invasion at Luzon in the Philippines.
1944- UDTs recon beaches and lead landings on Luzon Philippines.
1969 - UDT 13 search and destroy missions at SE Lang Dong Island, Vietnam
1945- UDTs arrive in Tokyo Bay, for month long missions of search and destroy after the surrender of Japan. Missions include checking islands, beaches, and military establishments in the area. UDTs destroy mumerous midget subs, suicide boats, topedoes, large caliber guns, mines, torpedo warheads, depth charges, ammunition, small arms, and large quantities of submarine gear.
1945- UDT 21 were the first Naval personnel to touch the Japanese shores at Futtsu, Tokyo Bay when conducting a reconnaissance. They post "Welcome Marines" sign for Marines landing the next day. The commanding Japanese officer at the fort at the entrance of Tokyo Harbor surrenders to UDT21 commanding officer - Lt. Cmdr Clayton. Lt Cmdr Clayton accepts sword as sign of total defeat and surrender.
1965- UDTs assist in the recovery of Gemini 5 crew and capsule
1945- UDT 21 at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan missions to demilitarize enemy vessels and prepare dock space for USS San Diego, aboard which surrender of the naval base would be completed.
1966- SEAL in first live man pick up in the evaluation of DASH, a drone helicopter
1945- UDT 21 recon beaches around Tokyo Bay.