SEAL Team Six - Howard E. Wasdin & Stephen Templin

SEAL Team Six

By Howard E. Wasdin & Stephen Templin

  • Release Date: 2011-05-10
  • Genre: Military
4 Score: 4 (From 3,632 Ratings)
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Description

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.

Reviews

  • Seal team six

    4
    By WadeVernon
    I love it could not put it down.
  • Must Read

    5
    By Gphilli2
    An exceptional account of an elite U.S. Marine and the journey to making it into the Seal Team Six team. An excellent read and wonderful book.
  • SEAL Team Six

    5
    By Bob Crowder
    This excellent work is entertaining but, more importantly, inspiring, and makes you proud and thankful to be an American. May God bless all of these brave warriors to whom we owe so very much.
  • Not just a killing machine...

    5
    By VentrueSabre
    A gripping read that goes beyond killing, showing that our nation's elite warriors are smart and have a moral compass. He illustrates that too often politicians fail to measure up to the task of leadership. I also give credit to the author for *not* trashing people by full name. (The exception being public figures whose every decision is out there for citizens to judge.) The author provides insight into training, preparation, and mission execution of the best of the best.
  • Great book

    4
    By Mills919
    This was an awesome read. Thanks for your service
  • Good Read

    4
    By Big Daddy NJ
    We'll written, a hard story to tell. I love the fact that the politics were not handled softly.
  • SEAL Team Six (Howard Wasdin)

    5
    By Budmc121
    Loved this book!
  • Amazing awesome novel

    5
    By Kvdbssmstr
    Super intense. Makes you feel very patriotic and it gives an inside point of view on being a US Navy SEAL!
  • Seal Team Six

    1
    By Sam-kellerzie
    I think stupid because y would u put a top secret mission and make a movie and books about it?????¿?¿?
  • Love this book

    5
    By Ryan100 cool
    This was a great book. I read it for school and it was just awesome. There were no slow parts in the book and I couldn't put it down. Great book!!!

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