There is a new movie coming out on October 10th, Captain Phillips. Like Act of Valor, I can't wait for this film. It tells the true story of the Captain and his crew who were boarded by Somali pirates in 2009.
You can read more about this true story and see the movie trailer here:
My husband and I got a chance to see the real red capsule at the UDT/Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida. If you look at the picture closely, you can still see the hole the three Navy SEAL snipers shot through to kill the pirates. They did this simultaneously, bobbing up and down in swells up to ten feet. One mishap could kill the Captain. They couldn't miss, and more importantly, they didn't.
As most of you who read this blog know, I write Navy SEAL Romance. My stories are made up, and mostly take place stateside, when the SEALs are home, when they get to be the normal "Joes" they most certainly are not. When they get to wrestle around in their Superman underwear with their kids. Or when they first find that one little lady that turns their big strong macho life on its ear and no specialized training in the world can save them from falling. And they fall hard.
These men are heroes in every sense of the word. They don't ask for much. They like to do what they do in secret. They are the ones who get it done. They don't need the tickertape parade and certainly don't want the accolades from any podium.
If you get a chance, pay homage to the history of the US Navy SEALs by visiting the museum at Fort Pierce. This museum was founded by former SEALs who felt there should be a place where the beginnings of the UDT/SEAL program was birthed during the Vietnam war. You'll be amazed at the stories of valor and bravery, men whose names we don't remember but should never forget. It will make you proud.
Life is one fool thing after another.
Love is two fool things after each other.
Sharon's new release, Book 3 in the SEAL Brotherhood series, SEAL Under Covers is available now.