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Hector Delgado: Keep Work of SEALs Covert

By    |   Monday, 09 Mar 2015 12:46 PM

While the movie "American Sniper" is a "fairly accurate" depiction, former Navy SEAL Lt. Cmdr. Hector Delgado said Monday on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum" that he would prefer that the activities of the top-secret unit remain furtive for the safety of those who serve.

Revealing units' names, as "American Sniper" does, puts the SEALs in danger, Delgado said.

"The successes and the tragedies, the name is out there," he said.

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Publicity and recognition are counter-intuitive to the way SEALs are trained, Delgado added.

"We have a 'never quit' attitude," he said. "We find a way to get the mission done. We never forget each other, we never forget our families, of course, and to us it's just another job, it's just another day. The training that we get teaches us to think that way and it's not the glory, it's the deed."

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Teamwork is the key concept for the most elite military units, including the SEALs and the Army's Green Berets, Delgado said.

"There's a component of support there that really doesn't get recognized," he said. "We can't do our job unless the support folks that fix our equipment, logistics, all that, that's an integral part of the team. When we honor our SEALs, we honor them as well."

An event will take place this weekend at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation and Navy SEAL Museum.

The event's chairwoman, Rebecca Williams, said holding the fundraiser in Palm Beach has special meaning.

"It started in 2012 when I was told that one of the last code words that they used going into the bin Laden compound was 'Palm Beach,'" she said. "I thought that deserved a response from our community and that's how we got involved."

The museum, located in Fort Pierce, Florida, is the legacy and the history of the SEALs, she added.

"We do this event to benefit both the museum and the foundation, and the reason for that is that the foundation does a lot to take care of the families. The museum also does that with their Trident House, which is a very important part of the museum, but it's also a place that has a memorial wall. It has the history of the teams from when they started as frogmen."

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