And time to Jump the Month with a Navy SEAL and UDT history post.
October general information.
Why General? Because I don't have the day in October but just information that the event occurred in October,
- 1942 - The Amphibious Scouts and Raiders commissioned. The Scouts and Raiders mission was to identify and reconnoiter the objective beach, maintain a position on the designated beach prior to a landing and guide the assault waves to the landing beach. The first group included Phil H, Bucklew aka the Father of Naval Special Warfare.
-1950- UDTs support mine clearing operations in Wonsan Harbor Korea
-2001- TF K-Bar, Afghanistan carried out over 40 Special Reconnaissance and Dorect Action missions in the South of Afghanistan between October 2001 and March 2002, with SEALs at the forefront of many operations.
-2012- SEAL Team Six aka DevGru name changed to classified name, not released to the public.
-1968- SEALs off the coast of Vietnam in Operation Bold Dragon
-1980 - SEAL Team Six commissioned
-1983- SEAL Team Three established at NAB Coronado
-1945- UDTs buoy channel across Hai-Ho river in Taku, China
- UDTs recon the Kure-Hiro naval station in West Honsho, Japan, in conjunction with advanced units of the 10th Army Corps and the Senior Beachmasters of Transon 16.
-UDT 5 decommissioned
-1968- SEALs begin support Operation Bold Dragon conducted along the cost of the Mekong Delta on the South China Sea and on Phu Quoc Island in the Gulf of Thailand
-SEALs conduct 2 separate operations in the RSSZ, Vietnam
-1969- SEALs and Kit Carsons kill chief tax extortionist off SEA Float, Vietnam
-1962- UDTs assist in the recovery of Mercury 8
-1966- SEALs in Na Be and Song Dua river operations, Vietnam
-1993- SEAL Team Six operators in the battle of Mogadishu, Somalia
-1993- SEALS secured Mogadishu, Somalia, pot battle
-1953- Special Service Unit No 1, the Amphibious Scouts, 7th Amphibious Force reconnaissance Gasmat, New Britain
-1990- SEALS recon beaches for Operation Sea Soldier - Desert Shield
-1968-SEALs w PRUs free Vietnamese held in POW camps
-1990- SEAL Captain William Shepherd in Space Shuttle Mission STS-41
-2012- newest destroyer type vessel, the USS Michael Murphy commissioned. It's namesake is SEAL LT Michael Murphy who earned the Medal of Honor in Afghanistan during Operation Red Wings.
-1945-UDTs recon alternate landing beaches on the SE side of Tsingtao, China
-2001- Operations Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, begins with air strikes and ship and submarine Tomahawk missile strikes
-1968- SEALs in start of Operation Sea Lords. In Operation Sea Lords, the Navy's three major operating forces in Vietnam (TF 115,116, and 117) are brought together for the first time to stop the Vietcong's infiltration deep into South Vietnam's Mekong Delta.
-1945- UDTs in Chefoo, China for harbor recon.
- UDTs in Hakadate, Japan recon harbor.
-1950-UDTs begin harbor clearing at Wonson, Korea
-1969-Beach Jumper Unit 1 Team 13 deploys tactical deception of airborne drop at Thanh Phu, Vietnam
-Achille Lauro was taken over by renegade Palestinian fighters, Delta Force and SEALs prepare for a rescue attempt, and SEALs participate in the subsequent capture of some of the hijackers
-1945- UDT 25 assigned to aid Commander Kauffman in establishing the permanent Underwater Demolition Base at Naval Amphibious Base at Coronado, CA.
- UDTs recon Mitushanna waterfront in Shikoku, Japan
-1969- SEALs in "false extract" op at Nha Be , Vietnam
-1950- Two U.S. mine demolition ships hit mines and sank. UDTs rescued 25 sailors.
-1775- the Continental Congress establishes the Continental Navy which becomes the US Navy. This date is the birthday of the US Navy.
-1950- UDT William Gianotti conducts the 1st combat operation using an "aquqlung" when he dove on the USS Pledge (AM-277).
- UDTs work in minefields, Wonson harbor Korea
-1961- CNO outlines organization of two proposed SEAL teams as the Navy Special Warfare programs begins to develop
-1969- UDTs and Kit Carson sweep Cua Long river near SEA Float, Vietnam
-1944- UDTs recon south beaches Leyte Gulf Philippines
-1967- SEAL Lt Gallagher injured by new type of weapon- booby trap genade
-1969- UDTs in S&D at Rach Boung River, Vietnam
-1998- NSWG2 dedicates Thomas Norris building. SEAL Norris earned the MOH in Vietnam
-1944-UDTs action on Leyte beaches, Phillipines in the Leyte Gulf campaign. UDTs faced under heavy fire during reconnaissance and pre-assualt manuevers. UDTs 8 sustained six casualties, with remaining members receiving wounds from enemy machine gun fire. All men in this operation receive purple hearts.
-1944- UDTs continue reconnaissance of Leyte Gulf beaches, Philippines
-1987- SEALs seize Iranian oil platforms in Operation Nimble Archer
-1944-UDTs lead in the invasion of Leyte, Philippines. UDT 10 sees General MacArthur and his staff wade ashore at Palo Beach, Leyte Island Philippines.
-1945- UDT 4, UDT 7, UDT 14, UDT 16, UDT 19, and UDT 30 decommissioned.
-1944- UDTs post invasion operations, Leyte Philippines
-1969- UDT 12 demolitions around Sea Float Annex, Vietnam
-1968- SEALs assist in the recovery of Apollo 7 crew and capsule
-1992- SEAL Captain William Shepherd on Space Shuttle STS-52
-1983- Four SEALs from SEAL Team Six KIA as Operation Urgent Fury, Grenada, West Indies, begins.
- SEALs sent to Beirut, Lebanon to provide sniper support to the Marine Corps. They operate in continuous combat conditions for six months.
-1962- SEALs in covert ops in Cuban missile crisis
-1983-SEALs recon beaches for pre-invasion of Grenada, West Indies
-1983- Vice Admiral Lyons proposes Red Cell unit to test Naval security
- SEALs in missions on Grenada, West Indies
-1950- UDTs recon Wonson beaches, Korea
-1969- UDTs demos at Song Ba Ben River, Vietnam
-1983-SEAL Team Six rescues Governor of Grenada
-1969- SEALs in "stay behind" operation at Bien Hoa River, Vietnam
-1983-SEAL Team Six Operations at radio station Grenada, West Indies
- 2010- SEALs: Kauffman, DelGuidice, and Boesch enrolled in the USSOCOM Hall of Honor
-1945-UDTs recon, chart and remove obstructions for occupation forces on Sagami Wan, Aomori, Otaru harbors, Japan.
-1965-SEAL Cmdr Robert Fay is 1st SEAL killed in Vietnam, when his jeep is hit by mortor fie
-2008- SecNav announces the name of the newest Zumwalt-class Destroyer will be USS Michael Monsoor. SEAL Monsoor earned the MOH in Iraq. See this link http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=40604
-1943- The first US Naval Combat Demolition Unit arrive in England for Operation Neptune.
-1972- SEAL Michael Thornton earns the MOH for actions in extraction of wounded intelligence patrol squad from enemy-occupied naval river base, Vietnam. See this link - http://homeofheroes.com/moh/citations_living/vn_n_thornton.html
-2000- SEAL Captain William Shepherd assumes 1st command of the International Space Station