Download PDF by Elizabeth Kauffman Bush: America's First Frogman: The Draper Kauffman Story

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. military while he graduated from the Naval Academy in 1933, Draper Kauffman turned a hero of underwater demolition in international struggle II and went directly to a individual naval profession. this present day Admiral Kauffman is remembered because the nation's first frogman and the daddy of the military Seals. His astounding wartime carrier disarming enemy bombs, constructing bomb disposal colleges, and organizing and major the Navy's first demolition devices is the point of interest of this biography written by way of Kauffman's sister. Elizabeth Kauffman Bush, who is also the aunt of President George W. Bush, attracts on kinfolk papers in addition to army records to inform Kauffman's tale for the 1st time. decided to protect the reason for freedom lengthy sooner than the U.S. ever entered the struggle, Kauffman used to be taken prisoner through the Germans as an ambulance driving force in France, and after his free up joined the Royal army to defuse delayed-action bombs throughout 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 was once requested to set up an underwater demolition institution in citadel Pierce, Florida, the place he in my view informed males to defuse bombs and neutralize different submerged risks. His males have been despatched to demolish the stumbling blocks put in via 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 an excellent chief who led by means of instance. He informed and fought along them, impervious to hazard. as a result of excessive criteria he set when you turned "frogmen,"thousands of yankee lives have been stored in global struggle II, Korea, and Vietnam. Draper Kauffman's early proven UDT traditions of perseverance, teamwork, and an enduring brotherhood of guys of remarkable braveness is carried on by means of military Seals. this is often his legacy to the U.S. military and his country.

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