Day 8 – Visiting the SEAL Museum

Part of the US Navy SEAL / Underwater Demolitions Team Museum's expansive grounds

Part of the US Navy SEAL / Underwater Demolitions Team Museum’s expansive grounds

We drove via Route A1A down the barrier islands to the US Navy Seal museum – we had expected to spend an hour there, but it was more like two. The SEAL teams trace their lineage back to the Underwater Demolitions Teams of World War 2, and have the souvenirs to prove it.

There are four sections to the museum; the first covers the underwater demolitions teams of World War 2; impressive to say the least, with the usual collection of guns. Then came Viet Nam, when the Seals were actually formed by John F. Kennedy; more exotic wares could be found here between cases of guns and knives. A hand-cranked grenade launcher caught our attention, as well as an early underwater SCUBA diver propulsion unit.

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