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Who are cooler: SEALs or Ninjas?

Bethan Owen Contributor
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The U.S. Navy has officially weighed on the “SEALs versus Ninjas” debate that’s all the rage among America’s youth.

Walker Greentree, age 6, was playing in his yard when his mother told him to “be quiet like a SEAL.” Unable to agree with a playmate whether SEALs are quiter than ninjas, Greentree decided the only way to know for sure was to ask Admiral William McRaven, the Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command.

And McRaven didn’t disappoint. He sent a letter back to Greentree, which was posted on the website for Blue Star Families:

“Thanks for writing me! You did a great job drawing the Trident, it looks just like my personal coin, which I’ve sent you along with this letter. I only give this to very special kids, so I hope you like it. 

To answer your questions: I think ninjas are probably quieter than SEALs, but we are better swimmers, and also better with guns and blowing things up. I can hold my breath for a long time, but I try not to unless I really have to.  

Remember, if you want to be a SEAL, you must do two things: listen to your parents and be nice to the other kids. If you do that then you can probably be a SEAL too.”

Admiral William H. McRaven

The more you know.