Someone sent us their work on this fellow, Claude Brown from Lodi, California. The local media wrote about him a couple of times. Once in the Lodi News-Sentinel;
“I was in the Navy special program. Now you call them the Navy SEALs, but in those days it was the Navy Special Operations,” Brown said.
Once again in Recordnet;
Brown learned so much about electronics working as a teenager that his instructors had him skip the freshman-level courses. After one year at San Joaquin Delta College, he enrolled at UC Davis, where he attended classes for one year and was then called for duty in Vietnam. Brown, at first a reservist, served as a Navy SEAL after he was called to active duty.
“We went in places that we never were and brought out people who were never there,” Brown said of his experience with the military unit known for secret operations.
The Navy doesn’t remember it like that, though;
He spent about four months on active duty during the Vietnam War, probably just for training – the rest of his six years was spent in the Navy Reserve. He was an Electrician’s Mate, not a SEAL. He didn’t serve in Vietnam, his only award was the National Defense Service Medal.
Category: Phony soldiers