John B. Dwyer, military historian and a veteran American Thinker contributor, has passed away, a notice I must pass along to the AT community with great sadness. Barry, as his friends all called him, was a prolific writer, especially of military history. You can view his AT archives here.
But John B. Dwyer's masterpiece was his book Scouts and Raiders, about the joint Army-Navy beach recon unit formed 8 months after Pearl Harbor, which later became a Navy-only unit, paving the way for the SEALs and Underwater Demolition teams. The training regimen adopted by the Scouts and Raiders was a precursor of the rigorous training undergone by Navy and other Special Forces units. Barry's book is the definitive history of this important pionering unit.
Rest in peace, Barry.