What’s it take, and how does it feel, for a paragon of masculinity to travel so far to find her true self?Chris Beck was never one of your gargantuan-type Navy SEALs.Back when she was a member of SEAL Team 6—Kristin Beck liked to grow her beard real long.But as disguises go, that was nothing compared with the life she lived as a man.When I spoke to him this fall, Mike said he believed this had been Chris’s way of asking Mike if he wanted to have a relationship.He was a stranger to her own feelings then, and he thinks this must have been some blind way of trying to figure it out.“It was buried in my brain, I guess,” Mike said when we spoke. I hadn’t thought of it until his sister called me 15 years later and said, ‘He’s starting to dress more and more.’ I guess that was how it all changed.”I have been in conversation with Kristin Beck for a year and a half.But even coming back from a training deployment in Thailand, it would usually take Chris a few days to find the release valve on his psyche.
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Your smaller fellows, your stringy fellows, the guy with almost literally zero percent body fat who had to eat two Papa John’s pizzas every day through SEAL training just so he wouldn’t die of hypothermia in the water.
Chris himself was on the smaller side, more like an undersized walk-on linebacker who lacked the size and pedigree of some of his more highly recruited peers but played with an intensity and pain tolerance that endeared him to coaches and TV commentators.
The washing of bedclothes, the bleaching of sinks, the removal of any speck of organic matter, the rewriting of his “dead letters” to be distributed to his friends and relatives should he not return, all of them signed with that quote from the end of Over the course of his 20-year career, Chris would serve in the Balkans during the civil war there.
He would serve during the first Gulf War; fight pirates across the Horn of Africa; drive into Iraq in 2003 ahead of the invasion.