John Spence dies at 95; Navy diver and pioneering WWII 'frogman'
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John Spence was the first enlisted man in a secret group trained in stealth, explosives and close-in combat for missions including the sinking of enemy ships.
"John Spence, a diver often credited as the first U.S. combat "frogman" in World War II and an important figure in the rigorous training that led to the establishment of the Navy SEALs, has died.
Spence died Tuesday at a care facility in Bend, Ore. He was 95."
Full story with photos in the Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la-me-john-spence-20131104,0,5696985.story#axzz2jqPczGQV