Richard “Dick” Marcinko, who was the first commanding officer of U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6, died Saturday at the age of 81, according to an announcement from his son.
“Last night, Christmas evening, we lost a hero, who’s also known as The Rogue Warrior, the retired Navy SEAL commander AND the creator of SEAL Team Six, my father, Richard Marcinko,” tweeted Matt Marcinko on Sunday. “His legacy will live forever. The man has died a true legend. Rest In Peace Dad. I love you forever.”