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Blair Dell | Marine Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) - Navy

4:18   |   Matt Lampert was the team leader. As the Marine special ops team closed in on a Taliban compound, an IED severely wounded him. Corpsman Blair Dell, who had to thread his way though a mine field to get to him, knew that he was going to lose his legs but they got him evacuated and hoped for the best.

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  • Blair Dell  |  Other  |  Multiple Units  |  4:13

    Navy Corpsman Blair Dell had been a member of some elite special operations teams but he had to take himself off team status for health reasons. He continued for a while working for the Special Operations Command but finally left the service and started his own consulting business, finding a rewarding role training law enforcement personnel.

  • Blair Dell  |  Other  |  Multiple Units  |  7:28

    Recon Marines somehow always wind up as villains in Hollywood movies. Former Recon team member Blair Dell says that dates back to when the teams were under the direct control of the Commander in Chief. He recalls how his team used to get pumped up with heavy metal music before an operation and how surprised he was when the younger Marines started playing a very different kind of music. (Caution: strong language)

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