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By Elizabeth Kauffman Bush

ISBN-10: 1591140692

ISBN-13: 9781591140696

ISBN-10: 1591140986

ISBN-13: 9781591140986

Although undesirable eyesight saved him from receiving a fee within the U.S. army while he graduated from the Naval Academy in 1933, Draper Kauffman turned a hero of underwater demolition in global battle II and went directly to a extraordinary naval profession. this present day Admiral Kauffman is remembered because the nation's first frogman and the daddy of the army Seals. His marvelous wartime carrier disarming enemy bombs, constructing bomb disposal faculties, and organizing and prime the Navy's first demolition devices is the focal point of this biography written via Kauffman's sister. Elizabeth Kauffman Bush, who is also the aunt of President George W. Bush, attracts on kinfolk papers in addition to military records to inform Kauffman's tale for the 1st time. made up our minds to safeguard the reason for freedom lengthy ahead of the U.S. ever entered the battle, Kauffman was once taken prisoner through the Germans as an ambulance driving force in France, and after his unencumber joined the Royal military to defuse delayed-action bombs in the course of the London blitz. After Pearl Harbor his eyes have been deemed enough and he was once given a fee within the U.S. Naval Reserve. together with his adventure, he used to be requested to set up an underwater demolition college in citadel Pierce, Florida, the place he individually proficient males to defuse bombs and neutralize different submerged risks. His males have been despatched to demolish the hindrances put in by means of the Nazis at Normandy, and Kauffman himself led underwater demolition groups within the Pacific at Saipan, Tinian, and Guam and later directed UDT operations at Iwo Jima and Okinawa. His males keep in mind him as a very good chief who led via instance. He informed and fought along them, impervious to chance. end result of the excessive criteria he set if you grew to become "frogmen,"thousands of yankee lives have been stored in international battle II, Korea, and Vietnam. Draper Kauffman's early confirmed UDT traditions of perseverance, teamwork, and a long-lasting brotherhood of guys of outstanding braveness is carried on by way of army Seals. this can be his legacy to the U.S. military and his country.

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