FROGMEN

meet a frogmen

Meet a Frogman

Members of the UDT (underwater demolition team) units are called Frogmen because of their trade-mark uniforms: complete rubber suit, mask, and froglike flippers. These flippers are given to them only the last week of their intensive ten-week training course, after they have proved that they can swim for at least a mile without any aid whatever. The masks are for shallow dives only and are merely aids to underwater vision. A Frogman so equipped must still, of course, come up for air every minute or so. Some of the veteran Frogmen can stay underwater for several minutes without coming up for air, even without oxygen equipment.

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