Navy Seals: Sugar Cookies and Puppy Piles
Towleroad readers in San Francisco experienced a collective tremor this weekend as the Chronicle published an article about the rigorous training Navy Seals are expected to complete. I'm not sure I've ever had an article forwarded to me by so many people. I thank you all! For the rest of you, here are some highlights. There are quite a few more photos at the Chronicle site.
Above left: "This maneuver is a 'puppy pile.' It's a visceral lesson in combat tactics: body heat is precious, there are only a few ways to retain it, and it's dumb to be squeamish."
Bottom left: "The young men soak their boots, battle dress uniform trousers and white T-shirts. Their bare, crewcut heads must stay immersed as waves bat them around. Eight minutes later they rise, race to the sand dunes, drop and roll to become 'sugar cookies.' This rinse cycle repeats five times. Faces grow flushed and mottled with cold, some men violently shiver, a few abdomens start to convulse."
Sugar cookies and puppy piles. I've never heard something that sounds so Strawberry Shortcake been used to describe something that looks like it's one step away from an on-location Active Duty video.
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(thanks carl, joe, don, joel, richard, etc)