Knox introduced Mr. Marshall Lubin. Marshall grew up in Los Angeles , Calif.
and circumnavigated the planet from the age of 17 to 19, mostly under sail.
He spent two years exploring South America, including the Amazon Jungle
in the early 70’s.he also explored Mexico before joining the navy whee he worked at Seal Team One on Coronado, Calif.
He was the president of the Hi-Noon Carlsbad club from 1992-1993, and is a Paul Harris Fellow.
He began a program to support an Orphanage east of Tijuana and received a matching grant from
RI .He has also served as President of the Carlsbad Ed. Foundation, VP of Community Resource Center in Encinitas, and on the North County Hospice. He currently volunteers time with
Challenged America, a non- profit that provides a weekly adaptive sailing program for disabled children and adults.
Since retiring in 2000, he has written 3 books. One is about his early travels,titled
From Boys 2 Men, An Adventure in Paradise.Tate Publishing has written his second book.
He spoke to us today about his new book, Night Moves, which include a fascinating video
presentation. It began with a 1980 hostage situation at the Iranian Embassy in London.
British commandos,SAS, were sent in to rescue the hostages. A mock practice, in detail, was sent up to help the hostages escape. Margret Thatcher said, “take the embassy.”
Outside noises by planes and jack hammers were used to disguise the commandos work.
5 of the 6 terrorists were killed and the siege ended with 1 embassy worker killed.
The terrorists wanted to break away from Iran and form a new country.
IN 1980 we had no counter- insurgency teams. We formed some teams which trained
with the British commandos in Florida. It involved parachuting rubber boats from c-130;s,
skydiving with HALO, high altitude low openings. Some jumps involved being at 25,000 feet high and up to 120 miles per hour. Marshall told a story of parachute failures on one of his jumps, and how his training helped save his life. He hit the ground, spent the night in a hospital, and was released the next day!!
There were 7 men on a Seal Team at that time, which involved night diving, rock climbing, cross country skiing, and other training. He joined the Navy in 1977. Candidates for the SEALS go through a hell week with little or no sleep when many quit, then its 6 months of training.
They start training at night. Seal team 6 does counter terrorism. The SEALS started in 1961
He spent 4 years in the Navy with no major electronic for the SEALS to use at that time.
THANK YOU MARSHALL FOR A GREAT PROGRAM !!