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230215-N-HU588-015 - Art Nicholas, an NSW veteran of World War II who recently turned 100-years-old, poses at a makeshift camp in South Florida's marshlands. Nicholas served as a member of the Scouts and Raiders, the predecessors to today's Naval Special Warfare (NSW) operators. NSW is the nation’s elite maritime special operations force that gains and maintains access and placement for the Fleet and Joint Force. (Photo Courtesy of the Nicholas Family)

An American Hero Turns 100

An American Hero Turns 100

When Art Nicholas, one of the first naval commandos responsible for the formation of Naval Special Warfare was born, the U.S. president was Warren Harding and the Ottoman Empire had yet to fall. A non-exhaustive list of global events that have come and gone since Feb. 15, 1923 include The Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, the rise and fall of Nazi Germany, the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, the formation of the Navy SEAL Teams, and the entirety of Beatlemania.

 


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