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Hans Halberstadt and I are longtime friends but I read his books long before I knew him. He began making photographs as a door gunner in Viet Nam, then made movies for a while, then wrote books about the military for thirty years and 67 titles. He has taken some of his extensive imagery collection and began to create videos. I think it’s a great way to showcase his work but also pay tribute to our forces. Since SSD is headquartered in a Navy SEAL town, what better fit than a video dedicated to them? What a great coincidence.

Over the years much of his coverage has been of SOF – Army SF, SEALs and SWCC, JTACs, and USMC Recon – and these will become videos of their own. Eventually, he plans to do additional videos on combat aviation, armor, EOD, infantry, and other topics.

Halberstadt’s company, Military Stock Photography, offers imagery that is in compliance with DoD directives for commercial use. It’s a great resource for industry.

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2 Responses to “NAVY SEALS — DANGER CLOSE”

  1. chris says:

    Have bought/read a lot of his books over the years. Always enjoy them.

  2. Erick says:

    Met and then ran into him several times back in the late 80s. He is a class act.