Home Gun News Navy SEAL Vet and TV Host Dies At 51 From Brain Cancer

Navy SEAL Vet and TV Host Dies At 51 From Brain Cancer

SHARE
Richard “Mack” Machowicz, a TV star and former SEAL scout/sniper, died after a year-long battle with brain cancer.

Richard “Mack” Machowicz described himself as a “difficult, intense personality.” That’s why the former Navy SEAL wound up becoming a Zen Buddhist. The goal, he said, was to learn to “access a part of myself, to care about [others], that I never was able to before.”

Machowicz, the host of Discovery Channel’s “Future Weapons,” died January 2, 2017, of stage IV glioblastoma, according to his friend and SEAL teammate Craig Sawyer, who first shared news of Machowicz’s illness in an Oct. 5, 2015, Facebook post. According to his Discovery Channel biography, Machowicz spent ten years in the Navy, and was Leading Petty Officer of Land, Mountain and Arctic Warfare with the SEAL training cadre.

But Machowicz, who was born in 1965, was best known as a television host, a job he clearly loved.

The former scout/sniper hosted multiple reality-television series, including Spike TV’s “Deadliest Warrior,” which led to his becoming a playable character in the video game “Deadliest Warrior: Legends.” He hosted and appeared in programs on the Military Channel, the History Channel, and Bravo.

On the Discovery Channel’s “Future Weapons,” Machowicz got to play with some of the newest cutting-edge weapons systems. On the episode “Top Guns” he grinned as he got to test the then-new Barrett M468 carbine, which fired a larger caliber round than the standard M4. He followed that up with a look at the M777 howitzer, and then took a ride in an F/A-18 Super Hornet off the USS Eisenhower (CVN-68).

In 2000, Machowicz wrote the self help book, “Unleash the Warrior Within,” in which he offered lessons for applying the principles of combat to everyday challenges. More recently, Machowicz founded “Not Dead Can’t Quit!” a networking and self-help website inspired by his book.

Richard was loved and respected by many, and will surely be missed dearly.

In the video below, he is seen teaching young Navy SEALS and demonstrates his knowledge in combat:

(Video contains language NSFW)

The next clip, is from the show “Future Weapons,” where Richard talks about the AA-12 full-auto shotgun:

His personal life seems to have stood in contrast to the television version of himself. Machowicz had a tattoo on his right arm, a Buddhist expression, “Always in heart, always in mind.” Even as he explored the culture and techniques of military might and warrior accomplishments, he underwent five years’ training as a Buddhist priest, seeking to apply the toughness and intensity of his military training to his inner life.

“What I want to do is actually be a loving, responsible, caring human being,” he said in a Discovery Channel video.

“I wrote [the tattoo] on my arm so that … I would eventually look at it and remind myself to get my act together.”

Machowicz is survived by his wife Mandy and two daughters.

Source

17 COMMENTS

  1. Stick with what you’re doing, or find anotherr and much better
    marketing strateegy to exchange the classified
    ad strategy. There are many blog networks around tthat enable youu to submit you and promote your blog.

    Woulkd your hard work open up a fresh perspective or
    would it not just invoke a ‘what’s new’ response.

  2. You wkll get to check outt honest review about The Chan Do Internet Success System.
    It is very importaant in case of organic SEO campaig where
    results trickle gradually on the long time oof time.
    Thee conversation from a customer service employee as well ass a
    customer must be in a very clewn way.

  3. Hi, i think that i saw you visited my site thu i came to ?return the favor?.I am attempting to find things to improve
    my web site!I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!

  4. I am exfremely inspired with your writing skills and also with the format on your blog.
    Is this a paid subject orr did you modify it your self?

    Anyway stay up the nice hig quality writing, it’s rare to peewr a
    nice weblog like this one these days.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here