Vietnam War Photos - SEALs
U.S. Navy SEALs (Sea, Air & Land) served in Vietnam between 1962 and 1972, primarily in the Mekong Delta. Operating in seven man teams, they were typically well camouflaged and carried a tremendous amount of firepower. In addition to their offensive operations SEALs also trained and advised their Vietnamese counterparts, the Lien Doc Nguoi Nhia, and supported LDNN coastal missions in North Vietnam. The SEALs fearsome appearance and extraordinary combat success prompted the Viet Cong to nickname them "Devils with Green Faces". Three Navy SEALs were awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions in Vietnam: Joseph Kerrey, Thomas Norris and Michael Thornton.