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“After a brief conversation, Ivan Trent was invited to participate in the selection process—a SEAL’s equivalent of an invite to the Eddie Aikau contest at Waimea Bay. Among this elite group, half of the candidates were not chosen and one died. Those who survived formed the original Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU) or SEAL Team Six. “At the moment of its birth,” wrote Marcinko, “Six was made up of 72 seasoned shooters with a well-defined, single-purpose mission: counterterror.  Translation: hit the bad guys before they hit us.”