©2004 Richard G. Nickelson
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For those true "Teams" enthusiasts this second edition rendered by Mr. Nickelson is a must read!
His talent for reliving "Our" past, some 40 plus years ago is truly heart warming. Nothing but more truth, emotion, and devotion.
His related events are not pumped with hype nor sensationalism--but simply the "GRIT" which each "Team Mate" possessed. "Simply basic, thorough, and natural easy reading!"
Thank You, Richard G. "Nick" Nickelson and family - "A Hearty Well Done!"
Love You Brother, Hadji "Jim Foley," B.U.D.S. Class 28, 1962
I enjoyed reading your
book, and discovered that we share friendships with some of the same
people. Bob Wagner was a good friend and, I in fact, relieved
him at DaNang in 1964. As there were only 60 of us in the first Seal
team, we got to know each other rather well in a short period of
time. Tom McDonald, Frank Waton, and I went through
training together in class 23. Ted Mathison, R.E., Roger Sick, Roger
Moscone, Tiz Morrison (by the way, like Beartracks, Tiz was the ultimate pickup
man), Richard Allen, Beartracks, and another Allen who was a welter weight
boxing champion, whose first name escapes me, Roscoe Thrift, Layton Bassett,
and the list goes on and on of people I knew in a way that only another team
member would understand. I think of my teammates often. I was
on the All-Navy Boxing team, certainly not at the same level of expertise as
Richard Allen or Bob, for that matter, but between being a boxer as well
as being combative measures instructor for ST1, suspect that was why
Bob and I had a close affinity with one another. I enlisted in the Navy
in 1956 at 17, spent 2 years on a destroyer before I could get into the
teams. I was a RM1-P1 in 1963, and was leading Petty Officer for 37A ops
out of DaNang in 1964. I was in UDT-12 from 1959-1962 (4th Platoon with
Paul McNally and Lloyd Cobb, who seemed to snatch up all of the jocks right out
of training. Did you ever work with Delmar Fredrickson? David
Wilson? David was the 2nd Seal killed in
combat), and Seal Team ONE from 1962-1965. Ah, for the
good old days!!! I did not know Bill Robinson while on active duty, but
became good friends with him after he retired. He was one of my biggest
fans, and would constantly brag about my academic exploits. Cathal
(Irish) Flynn was and remains a good friend of mine. We went to