- 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.

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

“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.