After the somewhat notorious Rambo III propaganda film, perhaps a calculated addition to the success of the Tom Cruise recruitment video, Top Gun, the Special Forces got into the Hollywood act. Chuck Norris, fresh off another PATCON meme, Vietnam MIAs, starred with Dirty Dozen‘s Lee Marvin in Delta Force–students of Waco and all that–and our favorite, Charlie Sheen, off Platoon, landed the staring role in Navy Seals. Blackhawk Down, did follow up on those Delta Force chaps, I suppose.
The death of Chris Kyle, American Sniper, had a short news run. Jesse Ventura’s lawsuit against him, and his estate, might produce a few more stories.
Enter a new sniper, Navy SEAL of course, in the pages of Esquire magazine. While anonymous (are they learning?) this SEAL has a family life, and might like to consult on video games like his friends–certainly better then the job driving beer delivery in Wisconsin (is that where all the mob guys are?) offered by the government.