SEAL Team Six by Howard Wasdin
Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

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This is an exciting book, an easy and fast read. While the authors cover a lot of ground, the book kept my attention throughout.
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The New York Times best selling book that takes you inside SEAL Team Six – the covert squad that killed Osama Bin Laden

SEAL Team Six is a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard Wasdin takes readers deep inside the world of Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers, beginning with the grueling selection process of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S)—the toughest and longest military training in the world.

After graduating, Wasdin faced new challenges. First there was combat in Operation Desert Storm as a member of SEAL Team Two. Then the Green Course: the selection process to join the legendary SEAL Team Six, with a curriculum that included practiced land warfare to unarmed combat. More than learning how to pick a lock, they learned how to blow the door off its hinges. Finally as a member of SEAL Team Six he graduated from the most storied and challenging sniper program in the country: The Marine's Scout Sniper School. Eventually, of the 18 snipers in SEAL Team Six, Wasdin became the best—which meant one of the best snipers on the planet.

Less than half a year after sniper school, he was fighting for his life. The mission: capture or kill Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. From rooftops, helicopters and alleys, Wasdin hunted Aidid and killed his men whenever possible. But everything went quickly to hell when his small band of soldiers found themselves fighting for their lives, cut off from help, and desperately trying to rescue downed comrades during a routine mission. The Battle of Mogadishu, as it become known, left 18 American soldiers dead and 73 wounded. Howard Wasdin had both of his legs nearly blown off while engaging the enemy. His dramatic combat tales combined with inside details of becoming one of the world's deadliest snipers make this one of the most explosive military memoirs in years.

 

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DR. HOWARD E. WASDIN graduated with BUD/S Class 143. After the Battle of Mogadishu, where he was awarded the Silver Star, Wasdin medically retired from the Navy in November, 1995, after 12 years of service. He lives in Georgia. STEPHEN TEMPLIN completed Hell Week, qualified as a pistol and rifle expert, and blew up things during Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training. He is now an associate professor at Meio University in Japan.
 
Published May 10, 2011 by St. Martin's Press. 350 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Apr 04 2011

The author demonstrates an impressive attention to detail, vividly recalling the chronology of several violent missions and comfortably discussing the nitty-gritty of the SEALs’ uncompromising training and cutting-edge equipment and tactics.

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NY Times

Excellent
Reviewed by MICHIKO KAKUTANI on May 08 2011

Mr. Wasdin’s narrative is visceral and as action packed as a Tom Clancy thriller...are coming-of-age stories that, like earlier Seals books, recount the ordeal of basic underwater demolition training in grueling detail.

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Blog Critics

Excellent
Reviewed by ManOfLaBook on May 18 2011

This is an exciting book, an easy and fast read. While the authors cover a lot of ground, the book kept my attention throughout.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Ray Palen on May 16 2011

SEAL TEAM SIX tells a great saga about a highly determined and patriotic man who gave his all for his country and continues to pay it forward...I cannot say enough good things about this very well-told and thoroughly engaging memoir.

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