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6-year-old writes to Navy SEAL to ask about Ninjas and SEALs, gets an honest response

October 7, 2013 | By Abraham | No comments

The folks at Blue Star Families, a support organization for military families, tell the story of Walker Greentree, a young man who recently wanted to find out who’s quieter, Ninjas or SEALs…

SEALs or Ninjas

Here’s a transcription of Walker’s note…

Dear Admiral McRaven,

When I grow up I want to be a SEAL too, but can you tell me who is quieter — SEALs or Ninjas?

Also, how long can you hold your breath for?

V/R Walker Greentree

And here’s the Admiral’s response…

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.

Very respectfully,

Admiral William H. McRaven

(via Business Insider)

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