Seal Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper - And the Special Operations Unit That Killed Osama Bin Laden.

Seal Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper - And the Special Operations Unit That Killed Osama Bin Laden.

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by Howard E. Wasdin
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780751549027
Publisher:
Sphere
Publication date:
04/28/2012

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SEAL Team Six (Library Edition) 3.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 576 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an incredible story of Mr. Wasdin's life. Once you pick it up, it is difficult to lay it down. It reads well (and quickly) from cover to cover. It grabs you and does not let you go. I feel this book also brings honor to the SEALS. It corrects many misconceptions that people have and really takes you inside of the type of individual it takes to become one of these elite. They aren't robots or gorillas. They are the most motivated, highly trained, cream of the cream. It makes me feel safer just knowing that we, as Americans, can depend on these guys to protect us (in addition to our other troops). But when the chips are down - they're your guys! I am not much of a military book reader, but this book was fabulous! The human interest side is amazing. The blocks that were placed in front of this person and the way he used them to advance in his life, it is a true inspiration. Makes me realize - I have nothing to complain about and everything to be grateful for! Enjoy!!!
J_K_N More than 1 year ago
I watched an interview with Howard Wasdin as he was talking about his book, Seal Team Six, that is coming out on May 10th. I was stunned by the poise and effort that he put into writing this book. I plan on buying it as soon as it comes out, and I would also recommend viewing Howard's views on the attack of UBL and his insight of what to expect in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks to Howard, and the many others who stand proudly to fight for our freedom, we are free! Howard is family, and he is nothing less than the best! He is a most honorable man, and he has certainly been supportive to my family and myself! No matter where I am in this world, whether it is one day, weeks, or a year since I talked with him, I have no doubts if I call in need, he will be there in a moments time. Howard never changes. He remains the same person, inside and out! We are extremely proud of Howard, his representative of our family and community! He is the best of the best!
Man_Of_La_Book_Dot_Com More than 1 year ago
"SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Sniper" by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin is a memoir of Mr. Wasdin time as a Navy SEAL. This book just happens to come out after SEAL Team Six took out Bin-Laden. The book was not rushed to print because of the operation. I thought this was an important point to make. The book is a behind the scenes look at SEAL Team Six, a unit which specialized in counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. Howard Wasdin writes about the grueling selection process, Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) and sniper school. After going through the selection process, Mr. Wasdin faced combat operations in Desert Storm as a member of SEAL Team Two and got selected for SEAL Team Six. He was sent to Somalia on a mission to capture or kill Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. "SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Sniper" by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin is a well written memoir which walks the reader through Wasdin's childhood, Navy SEAL training, several missions and Mr. Wasdin settling down with his beloved wife and children. This is an exciting book, an easy and fast read. While the authors cover a lot of ground, the book kept my attention throughout. Especially poignant, for me, were the chapters about Somalia and the Battle of Mogadishu. I read a lot about that battle and Mr. Wasdin's point of view is raw, honest and different from anything I read before. I am familiar with most of the people he mentioned and reading about them, the tactics and the battle from a different, on the ground perspective were an amazing experience for me. I appreciated the chapters about the rough training and the reasons for it ("the more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle"), it is amazing the mental fortitude of these warriors which helps them go through, what seems to me, almost superhuman tasks. At the beginning I thought there were a lot of product placement in the book, which I found disappointing, however the more I read the more I realized that it is not product placement (even though it's hard to tell) but simply telling the reader about the equipment being used - the best of the best - and why. A bit disturbing were the chapters about Mr. Wasdin's childhood and the abuse he suffered by his step father. Mr. Wasdin credits that abuse with his ability to withstand pain and attention to detail, which I gathered he truly believes. I don't want anyone who read this book to think that if you beat the living hell out of your child he'll turn out to be a Navy SEAL or an elite warrior. Mr. Wasdin does make that point very clearly in the book, but I didn't feel he made it strongly enough or often enough. During my service I have met many people from the special forces including the most elite units and the one thing common to all of the was the simple fact that this is what they were born to do. You cannot learn or acquire the characteristics, capabilities and fortitude to become an elite warrior. You either have those or you don't. Period! You can hone your skills, find the hidden talents, sharpen them and practice to become better but you have to be born with them to begin with. At the end of the book there is a section about the "Special Operations Warrior Foundation" founded in 1980 as a college scholarship fund for children of special operations warriors who have been killed. Please take some time to visit them and make a donation if you can.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"seal team 6" is very hard to put down. this is the inside memoirs of one of americas top seal team snipers and for the first time I got an inside look at what it was like from training to the battlefield from the perspective of a sniper who has one of the toughest jobs and whoose life is in danger the most cause the enemy is looking out for for the sniper. I found this bestseller fasinating cause these are the people who are if it werent for them many battles would be not be won and many hostages would not be free great gift idea for a friend or family member
MMA_DON More than 1 year ago
Great read, great story. The Navy Seal training was intense but the combat was surreal at times especially in Mogadishu. I can only Thank Mr. Wasdin for his service to his country and am truly grateful for what he did. Again politic's didn't let the job get done but that doesn't diminish what the troops did in Mogadishu. To those doubting the credibility of Mr. Wasdin I suppose you also believe Bin Laden is alive too. This is a must read you will not be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Howard Wasdin is one deadly chiropractor. What a great read, fast paced and full of great details and incredible stories. We follow Wasdin from BUD/S to SEAL team 2 and Desert Storm to the elite SEAL team 6 and his sniper training. When Wasdin goes to Mogadishu... so do you! You can almost feel the recoil of his Win Mag and later feel the agony as AK-47 bullets rip into his flesh! And then we learn about the hardest thing all true warriors must face at some point... walking away from the teams and the bonds that the men of elite operations units share with no one else. Then he is forced to decide what to do with the rest of his life. Security contractor, Police officer, nope after being free from the pain of gunshot wounds and fast-paced life of elite operations by a chiropractor he decided that he wanted heal others. It's no wonder every boy in America wants to be a special operator and Howard Wasdin's book may just be a special operations recruitment tool... if you can hang with the BIG BOYS!
Edwin Delgado More than 1 year ago
A very entertaining read on the life and experiences of an American hero. His accounts of the Seal team experience and Somalia deployment and Mogadishu battle are gripping with detail that puts you in the action. I highly recommend it!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of all the Seal TEAM Six snipers, Howard E. Wasdin was one of the best. Wasdin is one of the authors of this book Seal TEAM Six. In Seal TEAM Six, the reader gets to experience a real war atmosphere. This novel is portrayed as “A behind-the-scenes look at Seal TEAM Six. Well written….. and exciting book”- Seattle post- Intelligencer. The authors in this novel, Wasdin and Templin, also portray the same way of writing in Easy Day for the Dead and Russia Without Love. In the beginning, the reader is introduced to Wasdin, one of the elite Navy snipers, starting with his childhood, and leading to adulthood and into military personnel. “As a child, I learned to endure forces beyond my control” (pg.25, Wasdin) says Wasdin about the beginning of his character development. Wasdin became the military personnel he is as a child and became even stronger throughout his life. As you read further, this book will teach you much about the military. Whether you know anything about the military or not, you will still understand the book because you don’t need to know any military information coming into it. I would definitely recommend this book to the teen audience and up because at points it may get too graphic for a younger audience. The plot starts off with Wasdin as a child and how he was physically abused by his step- father. This is a horrible situation but shapes his character. His childhood ends up being a really important part in his career development and how he acts in certain situations. Then the plot goes on to tell about his training and how he got to be in the military. The details about Wasdin’s war experiences, like when he was in Somali searching for Aidid, are both exciting and terrifying. Throughout his tour in Somali, he helps the common people and aids in the capture of Aidid. The novel is action packed and kept me interested in reading more. If you liked either the movie or book “American Sniper” this is definitely a book for you. These both give a large back ground on the main characters which help you feel even more attached to them than other books or movies. These books will both make you look at the military in a different way and give more respect to the men and women who serve our nation.
B-loNY More than 1 year ago
Probably the best of all the Seal books
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Best book ever. It was funny, smart, entertaining and insightful. Definitely one of my top fav if not THE top fav. Even starting it again, it sucks me back in. Sometimes you wonder why America gets involved in some of these developed countries. You find out the people there really appreciate our help when their own people are monsters. It really opened my eyes. You really feel for these seals and everything they do for us. Great, great read. Must buy.
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hello I know Dr. Howard Wasdin.I'm actually used to be 1 of his patients.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inspiring book we should all apreciate our soldiers...its very unfortunate through tht the man they talked about in this book killed himself at a shooting range with one of his buddies a year or 3 ago...hats off to him and all SEALS!!!
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Snickers yeah your first child wont be with blake not arter wat you wrotecyou a.d.s.h.o.l.e
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great action packed thriller.
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Last night ashclan was told to leave to a new camp when a few people left a elder told them to move camp back. a new warrior quillspick was sleeping next to to kits she refused to leave the sleepie heads in the cold.so the elder sparkfire blamed her for the move.