- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A young boy told to be quiet “like a SEAL” by his mother was inspired to write to the head of U.S. Special Operations command and ask if the elite warriors are more silent than ninjas.

Walker Greentree, who turns 7 this month, was playing with a friend in the yard when his mother gave the order, sparking a debate between Walker and his friend on whether SEALs or ninjas were stealthier, reports Blue Star Families.

After penning the letter to Adm. William H. McRaven, Walker finally got his answer:


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“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.