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Snaquebite
12-11-2012, 14:26
http://keysnews.com/node/44138

Dive tower painting honors founder
BY ADAM LINHARDT Citizen Staff
alinhardt@keysnews.com
Of the few names that surface in the quiet world of Army Special Forces, Sgt. Maj. Walter Shumate's legend stands as a towering achievement to what one man can accomplish through sheer tyranny of will, his friends, family and fellow commandos said Friday. A cadre of dive instructors, veterans and fellow Special Operations Forces commandos gathered on the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor to honor Shumate's memory by unveiling the newly painted "SGM Walter L. Shumate Free Ascent Diving Tower."

Richard
12-11-2012, 15:22
That's a really good article. Thanks for posting.

RIP, Walt.

Richard :munchin

PRB
12-11-2012, 18:14
Yes, well done and the facilities look great.

CW3SF
12-12-2012, 07:48
Great article. I'd love to take a trip down there some day and see the facilities. When I went, we were still in the old buiildings.

Pete
04-14-2013, 09:20
Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School makes its mark on Key West

http://www.army.mil/article/94237/Army_Special_Forces_Underwater_Operations_School_m akes_its_mark_on_Key_West/

"The U.S. Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School is well-known throughout the military community. However, when tourists and residents flew over Key West, Fla., and saw the school's 50-foot free ascent dive tower on a Naval base, many thought it belonged to the U.S. Navy.

That changed on Dec. 7, 2012 when the school hosted a ceremony unveiling the tower's new ink which reads "U.S. ARMY SPECIAL FORCES" on the roof and displays the Army's Special Operations Combat Diver Badge and Green Beret around the sides of the building, making their presence known.................."

Got some good pictures in the slide show.