Raising a SEAL Team Six DEVGRU Operator. DJ Shipley, Part 9. A Family of Alpha Males for Mentors and a SEAL Make a Wish.

Raising a SEAL Team Six DEVGRU Operator. DJ Shipley, Part 9. A Family of Alpha Males for Mentors and a SEAL Make a Wish. Many Thanks For The SUPPORT...

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Dakota

02/05/2022
17:08:37


Keep kickin ass Senior. That was motivational video.



bobbyd AMS1

02/03/2022
21:40:38


SC you could talk for days and have my complete attention. I love the way you recount your experiences. On a separate note I have a son that was the closest to me because he went with me to work almost every day prior to him starting school. Even after he started school if I were home and on my way out the door he would tag along with me to all my appointments my clients got to know him and he had access to some amazing places. My wife and I were in a position to take the time to be involved with all his activities in and out of school. He was active in basketball, baseball, soccer, he was a sought out player by the coaches always on the starting teams. When he got older (after high school) he started to resent me and my wife thinking he was our equal. so I had to steer him straight wanting the best of everything. he was constantly giving me the well if Daniel (his brother) or Samantha (his sister) got to do something or get something he felt he was entitled to the same. After he started dating and getting serious with his girlfriend living in our house. It was time to get his own place so all the luxuries he was accustomed to he was going to have to take care of himself. He didn’t take to kindly about that and to this day we have had little or no interactions. It’s almost like he’s pouting and it’s been about 10 months and not a word from him. My wife and I are of the opinion that this is his chance to grow up and when does he’ll be back. He’s 24 years old acting like a 16 year old. And we love and miss him very much.
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Simon

02/03/2022
08:48:59


Wow....I dont remeber the last time tearing up watchin a video!!! This one got me good. This one was tough. Its things like this that Ive stayed a member and support this site and will continue til this site goes away. D&D have got to be 2 of the greatest People Ive never met. Thank you for posting this story and telling it in such a way that not many could do. I think I have a new hero in life.

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Dave

02/02/2022
22:42:33


Great video, you are a true role model! My father (Robert Van Etten) was a great man and always looked out for neighborhood kids who were friends of mine that needed enrichment. I remember he would call from time to time and I would be guilty of hitting the FU button here and there. At this point I would empty my bank account to have one more call from him! There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss him. I just hope DJ appreciates what he has at this point! God Bless don!

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Jaybird

02/01/2022
22:56:11


What you did for that boy is in the spirit of God. I realize you're not a religious man, and I'm not either. Any state of utmost honor, truth, and justice are the embodiment of ideals we rarely are able to attain. Sometimes we can provide it for someone else, and that's the closest to purity and eternity we humans can hope to achieve IMHO. Thank you for giving Lee a chance to live his dream in such a truthful way. If there is any sort of hereafter, Lee is a bonafide U.S. Navy SEAL doing what you all trained him to do!

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Tim Columbus

02/01/2022
15:37:48


okay, who is cutting onions????

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Davis

02/01/2022
13:42:23


Taking a break from binge watching the walking dead. I gotta be honest. I kind of wish that would happen in real life. I’m thinking I could do well for my family and myself in that kind of world. The show caught me attention because that was the name of my first duty station in the Marine Corp. 1/9 the walking dead. Another good show for anyone out there is Ozark on Netflix. Great great show. You’ll be hooked 20 mins into episode 1.

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Robin - E.E.

02/01/2022
13:32:05


Good afternoon Echo Platoon!🤗

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Messer

02/01/2022
12:53:40


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steve

02/01/2022
12:25:08


Often wonder if the Omnicron is basically what is formerly known as “the bug”.

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EFD620

02/01/2022
12:19:56


So this is what happens when you elevate a comedian to the job of informing the public of national events. The Peter Principal applies here. At what point in time did we decide that their opinion was worth something. I suspect Oprah started this decline. Whoopie is so smart and informed that joe should concider her for the SCOTUS job. She's black, racist, female.and full of herself.


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Leo Terrell: Whoopi Goldberg's apology is not enough

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Squadron 3

02/01/2022
10:09:15


I would like to share this video with friends on FaceBook, most of whom are veterans. Is that possible?

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Yosemite Sam

02/01/2022
09:57:29


Every time I think Senior has made the absolutely best video he saunters over and tops it like duck soup.

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hball13

02/01/2022
09:49:41





Exclusive: Biden Reveals List Of Possible SCOTUS Nominees
Exclusive: Biden Reveals List Of Possible SCOTUS Nominees

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Yosemite Sam

02/01/2022
09:38:34


Hi today 59 yeah a reprieve. Following our fearless leader getting a haircut then Big Red and I thought we’d go kick a mountain ass umm more like a foothill Captain lol


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Mr President - Left And Right (Official)

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Ironballs

02/01/2022
09:30:05


Morning Everyone! Like the Cardinal I'm gone. Not that I have anyplace important to be. Just work. So glad I have my Goon back.

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BoyScout

02/01/2022
09:06:27


Currently 15F. Rugby weather should be here the end of the month.

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hball13

02/01/2022
08:24:51


The media is warning of a great snow event! Alarmists 😳
Some of Chicago areas worse storms have happened late January early February this possible accumulation is not even close. Toro is gassed up an ready to go.
Heat wave currently 37* high of 42*. Rain starts around 1700 with falling temps snow starting around 2100. Enjoy your day good people 👍🇺🇸

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Edso

02/01/2022
08:01:34


28 above ,Snow moving in from the West.
It is ironic that the Ames Shovel factory was first located near Brocton Mass in the 1800's earning it the name Shovel Town.
One of the hardest hit in the last storm ,the name fits.

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hball13

02/01/2022
07:41:17


Morning

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Blairzy

02/01/2022
07:40:59


Good morning Echo platoon and Elegant Echo's, hope everyone has a good day.

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Sgt. Tee

02/01/2022
06:56:57


Don I am enjoying hearing about your family. Looking forward to more videos. You are the man in my eyes…

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Yosemite Sam

02/01/2022
06:46:02


Japanese show that the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin is effective and safe for the treatment of the coronavirus, according to a phase III clinical trial….

"If you can't buy [or, brow-beat and bully] a congresswoman, what good is she?"
The real failing is not on the side of the democratic party senator or representative, but it is on the side of the republican party senator or representative who falls for the con.

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Doc

02/01/2022
06:31:19


Your account of your work with Make A Wish and with kids with all manner of tough life challenges, struck a chord indeed.
You really are one of the good guys with a huge heart.
Good on you. You truly are a ripper bloke. ( That's one form of Australian praise:)))

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Roy_Bean

02/01/2022
06:07:47


Did you hear about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who laid awake all night wondering if there really is a dog?

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Chuck golf :2/26th mar

02/01/2022
05:40:16


My Oldest Shaves His Head Buddy. He’s Almost Bald Can’t Understand Ain’t From My Side.Lol The Girl’s Love The Bald Head Go Figure

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Buddy

02/01/2022
04:20:38


Morning everyone. Hope all of you have a wonderful day. 😊 

Shaved my head so I wouldn't forget my toque. Pretty smart eh . Having a heck of a time finding it though. Keep wearing it in the house . Now it could be anywhere. Poop

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MANCHU!!

02/01/2022
03:44:13


mornin ESE & EEs, and Mr Chuck! it's Taco Tuesday!!! KICK SOME ASS! just not your own!



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Chuck golf :2/26th mar

02/01/2022
03:37:18


Up And At’em Boy’s And Girl’s Cardinal 🙏🍷Chuck Say’s Ya Gonna Sleep The Day Away?

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Jai - E.E.

02/01/2022
03:18:58


Morning all.. Hope y'all have a fine day 😊

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aaronrazz

02/01/2022
02:56:18




Good morning Echo Platoon! 6F high of 23 sunny today. Have you ever shot the draeger? 😆 have a good day.


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aaronrazz

02/01/2022
02:56:02


Take care.

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Buddy

02/01/2022
01:54:11



Lost Mom and her second husband Clarence both to cancer .
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Jordanb18

02/01/2022
00:14:09


Love y’all Don and Diane! We all deal with different crap but the kids are tough to see suffer!

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Dick Fitswell

02/01/2022
00:02:25


Damn that was a touching story. You're a good egg.

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radar1958

01/31/2022
23:58:36


My Lady.My Debroa Jean has been with throuh thick and thin with me for over 35 years is a rockstar!Has put up wirh my restless nights.She has calmed me down,and helped me when times are tough.Gentlemen,when times are tuff,never forget the love of the woman that you love.Ya all have a good night

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NHdad

01/31/2022
23:34:45


Night all. I woke up at 0500 and could not get back to sleep. Is this an age thing?

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hball13

01/31/2022
23:33:15


I’m calling it…. Chat tomorrow!

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EFD620

01/31/2022
23:15:31


I'm a believer of the good deeds come back around eventually. Special attention to kids is doubled I believe. I was a little league guy. I loved watching kids go from scared shitless to damn good players as they progressed. I was always around the field when my kids were young, doing odd jobs and things that needed attention, and noone else had time for. My sons first year he had a boy raised by grandma and wanted to play but was scared of the ball. His coach asked if I could help him out,so I did. I got him aside and started teaching him to bat and field the ball as I had with my son. Hot grounders and intentional hits at bat gets rid of the fear of the ball, and increases reaction time. They soon learn it's not the end of the world to get hit by the ball.Teaching them to hit a golf ball with a broom stick improves eye to hand. Catching pop ups helped with judging distance and setting up double plays improves their sense of the finer points of the game. I could take a 9 yr old and in about a month They would be playing the infield and not stuck in right field for one inning, followed by one at bat. I always bought them a new ball for their first home run. I absolutely loved it. I even helped kids on other teams to my sons scowl. The payback of the thing was the smile as they stood on first base or caught that first high fly....priceless. When I stopped doing this,it was because of the parents,not the kids. The last year at the banquet they gave me a plack and written on it was this. Thanks Mr Ed from all of us "one inning players" I still get people come up to me grown now and get reminded how I taught them how to play baseball. It was fun while it lasted. And worth every dime I spent doing it. The funny part about it was I taught every one of those kids to bunt the ball before they learned how to hit the long ball. A kid that can bunt the ball at 9 yrs old is a real threat. If he does connect it's usually over everyone's head for a double. The pitcher is now confused what to do with that little squirt next time at bat. No more "easy out" bullshit.

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NHdad

01/31/2022
23:09:54


Evening all. Late to the video... I could blame work, but the truth is I was on Dad duty while MrsNH had duty at our Church. Plus I had to clear some leftover snow. She came home and reminded me that I had missed the mailbox. Yes, I did. It never ends. LOL

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radar1958

01/31/2022
23:08:51


Good evening.-34 here.Any one want to buy a warm cabin?Located right next to Denali National Park.Hunting is the some of the best in the world!

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Blairzy

01/31/2022
22:56:10


Just one simple ask...

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bonfire

01/31/2022
22:49:33


Man, that's heavy.
No child ever deserves to have cancer. 

Mental toughness - It can't get any deeper than that.
Cheers

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hball13

01/31/2022
22:36:31


This happened the other day in NW Indiana, about 45 minutes from the house.


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Police release video of FedEx truck going over bridge

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Roy_Bean

01/31/2022
22:33:41





John Prine Hello In There
John Prine Hello In There

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Flying Honker

01/31/2022
22:05:19


Wow! I can relate to this story as my son (now 33) was hit with his first cancer at 19 and then again a couple of years later. What a horrible ride. Never did I regret before that taking him to Hawaii over a dozen times taking every scuba course he could. I’m now still blessed with his presence, a daughter in law and a grandson. So, good for you in showing compassion with a caring heart to the young man you described. Wow!

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hball13

01/31/2022
22:01:23


For our Nurse Corp MOM…… a real Florence Nightingale…… 👍👩🏻‍⚕️

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MANCHU!!

01/31/2022
21:58:57


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MANCHU!!

01/31/2022
21:41:12


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hball13

01/31/2022
21:22:07


Hello everyone! This site seems to be going off the rails! lol 😆

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Lazybones

01/31/2022
21:06:56


back in the good ole days...


Dating Advice From The US Navy #shorts
Dating Advice From The US Navy #shorts

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MANCHU!!

01/31/2022
21:01:36


seems with the china plague, Ms Robin had to learn to adapt and overcome...



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hball13

01/31/2022
20:53:08


…… Chu seems to think my Special Purpose is lacking… lol 😆


Special Purpose
Special Purpose

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Sarge43

01/31/2022
20:38:27


Thank you Don for showing the compassion that Christ put in you and the guidances from the Holy Spirit. You showed that tough guys have a Heart of gold as well as a warriors heart. May God Bless you now and forever.
I have a question that maybe you could help me with, please email me at your convenience.
Thanks again and God Bless you and your family.

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Bill

01/31/2022
20:29:51


Incredible story.

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bridgechief

01/31/2022
20:19:07


Well looks like Don going to have go agfter media with this Mark Frerichs, they list him as a Navy Diver and then call him a SEAL. He was a Diver Navy SeaBee type UCT

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EFD620

01/31/2022
20:07:41


Saw this on Hannity just now. Could we finally be past the bullshit kneeling or did they just not show it. I haven't watched NFL , maybe I can go back now?????


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National Anthem (performed by Ashanti)

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EFD620

01/31/2022
19:39:48


Senior mentioned lock picking. So I dug out the tools and gave it a little practice. Still got the touch

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RadioMAN

01/31/2022
19:35:27


Well said Senior Chief.

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Buck Fiden

01/31/2022
19:22:04


BRAVO ZULU.

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Alpinestarz1

01/31/2022
19:20:31


Love all of the videos about your son and the other things. Please keep them up.

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Alpinestarz1

01/31/2022
19:19:27


Bravo

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aaronrazz

01/31/2022
19:03:28


Awesome video, wow.

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OmegaGuy

01/31/2022
18:48:27


Thank you for sharing. Outstanding video

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aaronrazz

01/31/2022
18:48:25


Present. Watching now.

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Recurve

01/31/2022
18:46:36


Well said about Seal toughness. I would have said it but wouldn't want to offend. People in SpecOps are blessed by nature. Like pro ballplayers. A kid with cancer was a perfect example. The kids always tore me up the worst. How about a single mom with four kids and working two jobs? There are thousands of examples of ordinary people who face mountains every day. Many times for the rest of their lives and with no encouragement. "Just cold water and a long walk". For a 21 year old, full of natures best hot shot juice. that can whip out 30 pull ups and 100 push ups all day long and is without fear? Indeed. Piece of cake. I take my hat off to you for what you said. It's a tough world ain't it? Toughest for the weak. For the strong, the top elite. the world is a trip to Disneyland.

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radar1958

01/31/2022
18:19:43


Senior,what a heartfelt story.I am one of those cancer kids.I lost my leg to bone cancer mid femur when I was barely seven.It sucked.1966.I to this will to this day,and always will, support all that have and will those those children to this terrible disease.Thank you Don and Diane.Thank you all that help support fighting Cancer.I will never quit! I went to live a full life.Earned my way as a heavy equipment operator.Was requsted for many jobs all over the state,And for some of my smart ass friends,no I did not drive around in circles!

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Bull Shark

01/31/2022
18:16:20


Senior, Thanks for sharing... You're the Epitome of a US Navy Chief! You've inspired me to get my memories recorded. Carry on Bro...

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Blairzy

01/31/2022
18:08:44


This one's for Jai, let's really make her feel at home...


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Devil dog

01/31/2022
17:59:57


We all want the book 📖

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Gruss

01/31/2022
17:54:14


Sleepy Peepee….😂😂😂😂🤪🤪

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Jax

01/31/2022
17:52:23


Thank you for continuing the story, can't wait for the next installment. Much appreciated for all the effort you're putting into these

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Gruss

01/31/2022
17:49:51


Outstanding!
Just excellent ….
Get that book deal ready Don…..you’ve got a winner here.
Thank you for this.

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MANCHU!!

01/31/2022
17:49:49


did anyone else think bout Senior & Mrs Diane's hilarious video where they can't stop laughing long enough to actually do the video? lol



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Robin - E.E.

01/31/2022
17:44:54


Senior, you’re such a big teddy bear and you can’t help it. Seeing what you did for that young boy and helping him make his wish come true just makes my heart melt.🤩🤩

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No Nick

01/31/2022
17:42:45


Steve, your story truly is an inspiration!



Hurdle11C

01/31/2022
17:35:29


Fantastic stuff.

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US INFANTRY-Hound Dog-

01/31/2022
17:25:16


Senior ,

That hit where I live with working with those with disabilities and terminal illness, and myself having disabilities chronic pain , but the kids ate dear to my heart. This was absolutely one of the best videos…..

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LAMPS SAR AWCS

01/31/2022
17:23:26


Thanks for sharing that Don.

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Regularjoe

01/31/2022
17:20:44


Senior Chief. Thank you so much for all you have done and continue to do. Every time I watch your videos I’m inspired.

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Jai - E.E.

01/31/2022
17:15:12


A touching video Don.

Thanks to all guys and gals on site for making me feel so at home..x

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hball13

01/31/2022
17:09:33


What a send off for a kid who knew the future outcome...... Don and the community brought joy to this young boys days, he was man enough to tell his Mother I am done! Brave young man, he captured a lifetime with Don and the Seal community. God bless him and the Navy Gentlemen who brought his dream to reality! A great story God bless you SC Don Shipley 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Finksburg

01/31/2022
17:05:37


Great video. Awful disease.

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ebeeby

01/31/2022
17:01:08


woot!

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MANCHU!!

01/31/2022
16:44:21


very great video, Senior! thank you for taking the time to reminisce and explain to us, I appreciate it immensely!

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Chuck golf :2/26th mar

01/31/2022
16:41:16


Great Story From A Great Seal

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Simon77

01/31/2022
16:39:50



Great video & a great series

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hball13

01/31/2022
16:37:36


Thanks EWS! Home at my desk doing company Bidness! lol Need a break and what a way to take one.....
gonna watch now for Civilian Patriots!

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Pep

01/31/2022
16:33:19


You’re a good man, Chief.

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Blairzy

01/31/2022
16:33:00


Great video Senior, thanks for sharing that with us. You're doing God's work, and storing a Navy boatload of treasure in heaven.

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Ironballs

01/31/2022
16:32:53


Nice video Don!

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EFD620

01/31/2022
16:32:34


Wet 7 for the bubbleheads ha-ha

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Chuck golf :2/26th mar

01/31/2022
16:31:03


Hard 6 For The Corps

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MANCHU!!

01/31/2022
16:28:23


5th!
where is it???

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BoyScout

01/31/2022
16:17:50


Another great video. Thank you for sharing SC.

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Blairzy

01/31/2022
16:17:48


Hello folks

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Crippled Eagle

01/31/2022
16:09:08


👍

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