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us: Marcinko, Richard

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    • us: Marcinko, Dick, 1940-
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    • found: His Rogue warrior, 1992: CIP t.p. (Richard Marcinko)
    • found: Rogue warrior, c2009: instruction manual, p. 12 (Richard "Dick" Marcinko; b. Nov. 21, 1940, Lansford, Pa.; over 30 yr. in Navy)
    • found: New York times, 7 June 2015: page A-1 ("The secret history of SEAL Team 6"; The Navy SEALs -- the acronym stands for Sea, Air, Land forces -- evolved from the frogmen of World War II. Team 6 arose decades later, born out of the failed 1980 mission to rescue 53 American hostages seized in the takeover of the United States Embassy in Tehran. Poor planning and bad weather forced commanders to abort the mission, and eight servicemen died when two aircraft collided over the Iranian desert. The Navy then asked Cmdr. Richard Marcinko, a hard-charging Vietnam veteran, to build a SEAL unit that could respond quickly to terrorist crises. The name itself was an attempt at Cold War disinformation: Only two SEAL teams existed at the time, but Commander Marcinko called the unit SEAL Team 6 hoping that Soviet analysts would overestimate the size of the force. He flouted rules and fostered a maverick image for the unit.) {}
    • found: Wikipedia, 8 June 2015 (Richard "Dick" Marcinko (born November 21, 1940) is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL commander and Vietnam War veteran. He was the first commanding officer of SEAL Team Six and Red Cell. After retiring from the United States Navy, he became an author, radio talk show host, military consultant, and motivational speaker.) {}
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    • PS3563.A6362
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    • 1991-11-01: new
    • 2015-06-09: revised
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