by Camellia Staab November. 11, 2018 2054 views

The idea of the National Navy UDT-SEAL museum originated in the home of Albert Stankie, who served in the Navy in WWII, and was a member of the Underwater Demolition Team of frogmen, who received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He and other former UDT Frogmen gathered personal artifacts and experiences from their service in World War II and worked to procure the defunct Ft. Pierce Treasure Museum building and site.

The location of the museum, Fort Pierce, Florida is significant because it is the birthplace of the Navy Frogman.

On Veterans day 1985 the doors to the museum where opened to the public. The site eventually evolved into a dedicated facility solely to preserve the history of the Navy SEALS and their predecessors, including the Underwater Demolition Teams, Naval Combat Demolition Units, Office of Strategic Services Maritime Units and Amphibious Scouts and Raiders. Ultimately, it was recognized as a National Museum by an act of Congress signed into law February 7, 2008.


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George Kunschman 2 years ago

#16 Never too old to learn something new. Thanks for sharing a part of history with your pictures my friend.

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Antonio Gil 2 years ago

Great pictures. Not easy to take pictures in museums. To tell the truth, I'm a bit tired of seeing tribute to the war (weapons all over the place makes me sick) although I have all the respect for the men who fought in WWII against the evil embodied by Hitler. It seems everything it's being repeating itself again.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years ago

Sadly, you are so correct. There is the cliche "History repeats itself" and sure enough we seem to be going that direction. Over here it  the old old west is coming back. Everyone is arming themselves with concealed weapons and I am thinking what the heck?!

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Berckmans Peter 2 years ago

Looks like a nice museum. I would love it. You did a good job in difficult conditoins

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Camellia Staab Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years ago

Thank you Peter smile

2 years ago Edited

Interesting exhibition!
#25 - I like the composition.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years ago

It was interesting, but unfortunately the light in there was not conducive to photography.

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