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Navy SEALs -- The Beer Guzzlin' Celebration

5/2/2011 3:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A bunch of Navy SEALs based in San Diego celebrated their faces off last night ... toasting the UNBELIEVABLE raid carried out by their fellow SEAL brothers by reveling at a S.D. bar ... a bar which happens to be owned by a retired SEAL.

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TMZ spoke with American bad ass Greg McPartlin -- owner of McP's pub -- who told us when the news broke, SEALs from the nearby Naval Base Coronado quickly packed the house ... many carrying American flags.

We're told the soldiers went through 8 kegs, 15 cases of beer and TONS of cocktails in just four hours ... while leading the bar in several "USA!" chants.

McPartlin tells us, "It's great -- Osama was expecting his 72 virgins, instead he got 24 Virginians!" (The Navy SEAL team that executed the mission is based in Virginia.)

FYI -- the Naval Base Coronado is the home of the USS Carl Vinson ... the ship from which Osama's body was dumped into the North Arabian Sea.

A media relations spokeswoman at the base tells TMZ there are currently no celebrations taking place at N.B.C., in part because, "Our boys had a lot of fun over at the Irish pub last night!"

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16.

crazyhorse8    

I wish my Man wasn't retired and there to also help with the slaying of OBL!!!!!!!!

1178 days ago
17.

Rionach    

THAT'S RIGHT ERICA WHY PUT A TARGET ON THE BACK OF THESE HEROES AND THEIR FAMILIES?!

1178 days ago
18.

Kardatax    

Thanks you President Obama and the elite members of Team 6.

Sincerely,

Prior Service

1178 days ago
19.

Simon    

"UNBELIEVABLE raid carried out by their fellow SEAL brothers at a S.D. bar ..."

Their fellow SEAL brothers raided a S.D. bar?

1178 days ago
20.

Michelle    

For the love of GOD HARVEY, you should know they are not
"Soldiers"!

Exactly what did you learn during you military training??

1178 days ago
21.

Sully    

AWESOME!!!

GREAT JOB GUYS!!!

1178 days ago
22.

Zippy T. Pinhead    

Bin Laden swims with the fishes--------Rot in Hell PUNK. Good job fellas. I take my hat off to my fellow servicemen who risks their lives to complete their mission. And I'm sure (wink, wink) they gave him a real nice and respectful burial at sea.

1178 days ago
23.

Bella    

@debra
It is no secret that there is a Naval Base on Cornado Island in San Diego.
If there is a bar w/in 10 miles of a base, you are sure to find military folks. This is not a secret location.

1178 days ago
24.

tina    

this is redic that u keep posting thses pics of these men and their whereabouts ! u put a bullseye on each and evryone of them !

1178 days ago
25.

Roz    

What's important is - this monster is dead. But do your homework and watch the (hard) news. It's entirely possible he's been dead a while - perhaps before the crew had their swim day.

1178 days ago
26.

sean    

Death of Osama bin Laden:

From 2001 to 2011, bin Laden and his organization had been major targets of the War on Terror.

On May 1, 2011, U.S. President Barack Obama ordered an attack on/at bin Laden's suspected location at Abbottabad, Pakistan. The operation was successfully carried out by United States Navy SEALs, with intelligence support from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Bin Laden was shot in the head and killed by the SEALs.

In the early morning of May 2, 2011 local time, a team of 40 CIA-led Navy SEALs, 24 on the ground, successfully completed an operation to kill Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan about 35 miles (56 km) from Islamabad, the country's capital.The SEALs were part of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, previously called "Team 6 .President Barack Obama later confirmed the death of Bin Laden, but did not directly mention the involvement of Navy SEALs, saying only that a "small team" of Americans undertook the operation to bring down Bin Laden.

SEAL Team 6 was dissolved in 1987. The operators of SEAL Team Six established the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group, also known as DEVGRU.

Origins

The Navy SEALs originated during the Second World War when the United States Navy recognized the need for soldiers to reconnoiter landing beaches, note obstacles and defenses, and ultimately guide the landing forces in. As a result the Amphibious Scout and Raider School was established in 1942 jointly by the Army and Navy at Fort Pierce, Florida. It was intended to train explosive ordnance disposal personnel and experienced combat swimmers from the Army and Marine Corps, becoming the Naval Combat Demolition Unit, or N.C.D.U.

The NCDU was first employed in Operation Torch during the invasion of North Africa in 1942. This unit became the 'first group' specialized in amphibious raids and tactics in the United States Navy.

By 1943, the Amphibious Scout and Raider School syllabus had expanded to include underwater demolition. Following the invasion of Tarawa in November 1943, when offshore coral reefs and other obstacles in the surf resulted in many of the Marines drowning or being hit by enemy fire because their landing craft could not reach the beach, Rear Admiral Richmond K. Turner directed the formation of nine Underwater Demolition Teams mostly composed of navy personnel from the Naval Construction Battalions (Seabees). These volunteers were organized into special teams and were tasked with reconnoitering and clearing beach obstacles for troops going ashore during amphibious landings, and evolved into Combat Swimmer Reconnaissance Units, becoming the Navy Underwater Demolition Teams.[citation needed]
UDT members using the casting technique from a speeding boat.

President John F. Kennedy (a World War II Navy veteran), aware of the situations in Southeast Asia, recognized the need for unconventional warfare and special operations as a measure against guerrilla warfare. In a speech to Congress on May 25, 1961, Kennedy spoke of his deep respect for the United States Army Special Forces. While his announcement of the government's plan to put a man on the moon drew all of the attention, in the same speech he announced his intention to spend over $100 million to strengthen U.S. special operations forces and expand American capabilities in unconventional warfare.

The Navy needed to determine its role within the special operations arena. In March 1961, Arleigh Burke, Chief of Naval Operations, recommended the establishment of guerrilla and counter-guerrilla units. These units would be able to operate from sea, air or land. This was the beginning of the Navy SEALs. Many SEAL members came from the Navy's Underwater Demolition Team units, who had already gained experience in commando warfare in Korea; however, the Underwater Demolition Teams were still necessary to the Navy's amphibious force.

The first two teams were on both US coasts: Team One at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, in San Diego, California and Team Two at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Men of the newly formed SEAL Teams were trained in such unconventional areas as hand-to-hand combat, high-altitude parachuting, demolitions, and foreign languages. The SEALs attended Underwater Demolition Team replacement training and they spent some time training in UDTs. Upon making it to a SEAL team, they would undergo a SEAL Basic Indoctrination (SBI) training class at Camp Kerry in the Cuyamaca Mountains. After SBI training class, they would enter a platoon and conduct platoon training.

The CIA's highly secretive Special Activities Division (SAD) and more specifically its elite Special Operations Group (SOG) recruits operators from the SEAL Teams.Joint Navy SEALs and CIA operations go back to the famed MACV-SOG group during the Vietnam War.This cooperation still exists today and is seen in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Region....

"The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday"

1178 days ago
27.

pegnew    

Navy Seals ROCK!!! Remember when they got that Somali pirate???
Now Osama...Look out Moammar...you're next!!!


Thank you Seals! You deserve to celebrate. Job well done!

1178 days ago
28.

jmk    

They were from VA, weren't they, not SD..

1178 days ago
29.

who dat    

Usama needed to be erased for many reasons. I don't think it's prudent to keep showing Americans celebrating this publicly. Let's take solace that the right action was taken, and celebrate privately and move on.

1178 days ago
30.

LIZZY    

I live in sunny San diego, And the party last night was amazing!! We love our Seals!!!!!!!

1178 days ago
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