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Old 12-15-2018, 10:50   #16
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Originally Posted by Peregrino View Post
I received my first explosive breaching class JAN 80 while attending SOT at the Mott Lake Compound. TTPs were both comprehensive and imaginative given what was available at the time. Tells me there were people doing it long before the cited Navy tests.
Draper Kauffman, UDTs and the “naked warriors” made some contributions. After seeing a piece on actions on our Normandy landing beaches clear they were doing some dedicated work.

Reference...take it in context: https://sealfit.com/kauffmans-naked-warriors/.
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Old 12-16-2018, 15:28   #17
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Draper Kaufman is the name sake for the NAVSCOLEOD school house building at Eglin and is considered the father of Navy EOD. I would place him next to Dr. Lambertsen in the pantheon of WWII US frogmen. Lionel "Buster" Crabb, OBE, GM is the British equivalent to Draper Kaufman as far as impact and influence. All three are great characters to study if you are a combat diver like I was.

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