““War is about killing people and breaking things.” I have done it, war is not a lot of fun, and intellectually there is little to defend the practice. Notice, I did not say “nothing,” I said “little,” and it is a damn BIG little. It is this simple, if they are willing to kill people and break things, and you are not, they win. One ugly fact about human nature is: if someone will not fight for what is theirs, they lose it.”
John Carl Roat (1942 to Present)
From his book ‘The Making of U.S. Navy SEALs: Class-29’ describing his training, started in January 1963, on Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) replacement training with Class-29. After completing training, John served with UDT-21, UDT-11, and SEAL Team-1.