John B. Dwyer, R.I.P.

Thomas Lifson
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.

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.