PBS is to air a documentary about the history of the Navy SEALs – the elite force of American Naval commandos that made headlines for killing Osama Bin Laden in 2011.
Navy SEALs – Their Untold Story (pictured) will air on the U.S. pubcaster on November 11 at 9 p.m. EST. The doc will recount the story of the first frogmen, key missions, and how the force has evolved over the past decade in response to the “War on Terror.”
The Navy’s first Special Warfare Units dates back to World War II. Its officers were involved in the invasion of Normandy as well as subsequent conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq.
The doc is part of the PBS Stories of Service initiative and is being produced by Fleisherfilm in association with Oregon Public Broadcasting.
“The SEALs’ history has never been truly told before,” said filmmaker Carol L. Fleisher in a statement. “This is the first time that Naval Special Warfare has assisted with the research of a documentary about the teams and their forefathers.”