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

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. army while he graduated from the Naval Academy in 1933, Draper Kauffman turned a hero of underwater demolition in global conflict II and went directly to a special naval profession. this present day Admiral Kauffman is remembered because the nation's first frogman and the daddy of the military Seals. His fantastic wartime provider disarming enemy bombs, developing bomb disposal colleges, and organizing and top the Navy's first demolition devices is the focal point of this biography written by means of Kauffman's sister. Elizabeth Kauffman Bush, who is also the aunt of President George W. Bush, attracts on kinfolk papers in addition to military files to inform Kauffman's tale for the 1st time. decided to guard the reason for freedom lengthy sooner than the U.S. ever entered the warfare, Kauffman used to be taken prisoner by way of the Germans as an ambulance motive force in France, and after his liberate joined the Royal military to defuse delayed-action bombs through the London blitz. After Pearl Harbor his eyes have been deemed sufficient and he used to be given a fee within the U.S. Naval Reserve. along with his adventure, he used to be requested to set up an underwater demolition institution in fortress Pierce, Florida, the place he individually proficient 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 have in mind him as a superb chief who led by way of instance. He proficient and fought along them, impervious to hazard. due to the excessive criteria he set in the event you grew to become "frogmen,"thousands of yankee lives have been kept in international battle II, Korea, and Vietnam. Draper Kauffman's early proven UDT traditions of perseverance, teamwork, and an enduring brotherhood of fellows of remarkable braveness is carried on by way of army Seals. this can be his legacy to the U.S. military and his country.

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