We will never know your names. We will never know the complete story behind the rescue of the Maersk Alabama’s Captain Phillips. We will never know, or comprehend the sacrifices you have made for your country.
We do know that the Media will praise Obama for his “heroic” action and “bold leadership” in freeing Captain Phillips. We do know that this will be used to further is political power. However, I strongly suspect that the standoff with the Somali Pirates could have ended much sooner had you been called in earlier and allowed to do your jobs.
To each and every SEAL who was involved with this rescue, and the rest who put your lives on the line everyday for our freedom – a sincere and heartfelt thank you.