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Battle Ready: Memoir of a SEAL Warrior Medic

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    What an amazing story! Mark Donald gives an extremely though-pro

    What an amazing story! Mark Donald gives an extremely though-provoking memoir, ideal for those who want to better understand the hearts and minds of our military men and women who are coping with the effects of combat stress. He gives a very personal account of his journey, first as a young man looking for direction and meaning in life who joins the marines, then as a combat medic and SEAL, and finally in his many support roles on returning from combat. In this story, the reader gets views of the intense bonds of friendship and acts of bravery that abound in the SEAL teams. At its heart, the story describes the internal stress that combat takes on Mark in his dual role as a warrior and a medic. Through this journey he reveals his own difficulties in trying to deal with PTSD alone and the need to reach out to others in the military community. Mark Donald is a man of strength and courage, tempered with humility and faith. He continues to serve by reaching out to those in need and helping others understand the effects of combat stress.

    I highly recommend this book for anyone trying to understand the internal struggle of those coping with PTSD. Mark Donald's story provides and inspiration for all of us to try to better understand and support our military men and women returning from combat. His detailed account of his own personal struggles also serve as an inspiration to all of us to reach for support in times of need and a reminder that people want to help, if only you let them.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    I picked up this book to read because of this sentence in the de

    I picked up this book to read because of this sentence in the description: "Battle Ready dramatically immerses the reader in the unique life of the elite warrior-medic who advances into combat with life-saving equipment in one hand and life-taking weapons in the other."

    I was interested to find out how a man would handle those conflicting ideals and emotions. Mr. Donald does an excellent job revealing his inner struggles, and the incredible sacrifice he and others have made in the name of our country, both while they are deployed and while they are at home. There isn't any sugar-coating in this book. Mr. Donald openly and honestly traces his struggles with PTSD and the demons that go along with it. His bare honestly will break your heart at times. That he has overcome so much and continues to serve by working with other Veterans is astonishing.

    As a nation we need to be grateful to the men and women of our armed forces who willingly put themselves on the physical, mental and emotional line for us. This book tells so much of what those troops deal with that no one ever talks about. Battle Ready also sheds a light on how much the families of our troops suffer and sacrifice, perhaps even more at times than the troops. Every American should read this book.

    Thank you Mr. Donald, for baring you soul to tell this story that so desperately needed to be told.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2013

    I admit I purchased this book after talking with Mark Donald at

    I admit I purchased this book after talking with Mark Donald at a book signing in a B&N in Arkansas. It was a very interesting read, and I only wish I had read the book first, and could talk to him now! Unbelievable personal story of intensity and drive.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2013

    "battle ready" is an amazing seal team 6 memoir by one

    "battle ready" is an amazing seal team 6 memoir by one of its top medics who was highly decorated and severed in countless battles and is responsible for saving numourous lifes. this is one of the best seal team memoirs that I have read in a long time he went through boot camp and after having to serve on the front lines in some of the toughest battles he lived tell about it amazing story great gift idea. also recamended: once a marine by nick popadich guns up by johnnie m clark gunners glory by johnnie m clark

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