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Richard "Dick" Marcinko (born November 21, 1940), is a retired Navy SEAL commander and Vietnam veteran. He was the first Commanding Officer of SEAL Team Six and Red Cell. After retiring from the United States Navy, he became an author, radio talk show host, military consultant, and motivational speaker. Marcinko was born in Lansford, Pennsylvania and is of Slovak descent. After attending Admiral Farragut Academy in Toms River, New Jersey, Marcinko enlisted in the United States Navy in 1958 as a radioman. Later commissioned as an officer, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Arts degree in political science from Auburn University. On May 18, 1967, Marcinko led his men in an assault on Ilo Ilo Hon (Ilo Ilo Island), where they killed a large number of Vietcong and destroyed six of their sampans. This action would be called “the most successful SEAL operation in the Mekong Delta” by the U.S. Navy. For leading it, Marcinko was awarded the first of his four Bronze Stars, as well as a Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 21st, 1940
United States of America
Places lived
Pennsylvania , United States of America
pop. 12,773,801 (2013)


1. Auburn University Colleges/University

Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a public university located in Auburn, Alabama, United States. With more than 25,000 students and 1,200 faculty members, it is one of the largest universities in the state. Auburn was chartered on February 7, 1856, as the East Alabama Male College, a private liberal arts school affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. In 1872, the college became the state's first public land-grant university under the Morrill Act and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1892, the college became the first four-year coeducational school in the state. The curriculum at the university originally focused on arts and agriculture. This trend changed under the guidance of Dr. William Leroy Broun, who taught classics and sciences and believed both disciplines were important in the overall growth of the university and the individual. The college was renamed the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (API) in 1899, largely because of Dr. Broun’s influence. The college continued expanding, and in 1960 its name was officially changed to Auburn University to acknowledge the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university.

Institution info

Type Land-grant university
2012. 459 mil. $
2010. 411 mil. $
Institution colors
February 7th, 1856
23 Samford Hall, 36849 - Auburn, Alabama
2013. 19,799
2010. 20,221
2009. 19,926
2013. 5,065
2011. 5,023
2010. 4,857
Acceptance rate
2012. 77.2 %
2010. 70.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 9.85 K $
2011. 8.7 K $
2010. 7.9 K $
2009. 6.97 K $
2008. 6.5 K $
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People attended Auburn University connected by profession and/or age

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Military service

Force Unit Rank From To
SEAL Team Six Commander November, 1980 July, 1983
United States Navy

Military conflicts participated

Vietnam War


November 1st, 1955


April 30th, 1975

Wikipedia article

The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and also known in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a Cold War-era proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam—supported by the Soviet Union, China and other communist allies—and the government of South Vietnam—supported by the United States and other anti-communist allies. The Viet Cong, a South Vietnamese communist common front aided by the North, fought a guerrilla war against anti-communist forces in the region. The People's Army of Vietnam engaged in a more conventional war, at times committing large units to battle. As the war wore on, the part of the Viet Cong in the fighting decreased as the role of the NVA grew. U.S. and South Vietnamese forces relied on air superiority and overwhelming firepower to conduct search and destroy operations, involving ground forces, artillery, and airstrikes.


South Vietnam
United States of America
South Vietnam
United States of America
United States of America

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Red Cell: The True Story

Written work

1.Rogue Warrior

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2002. by Atria Books (282 pages)


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