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Naval History and Heritage Command

Chief Ruis, SEAL Team, My Tho

Portrait of a man on a patrol boat in Vietnam
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by James Scott; 1967; Framed Dimensions 31H X 39W
Accession #: 88-160-DL
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Though the Navy had used unconventional warfare units since WWII, CNO Anderson supported the creation of the SEALs, giving the Navy a permanent establishment for special operations.  They would provide a means for the United States to conduct counter insurgency operations in localized conflicts.

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