SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Macmillan, May 10, 2011 - History - 352 pages
553 Reviews
A 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.



What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Good insight into sesal stories. - Goodreads
The prose is choppy and simplistic. - Goodreads
Wasdin was a surprisingly good writer. - Goodreads
Parts of this story were very difficult to read. - Goodreads
Decent book that provides some interesting insight. - Goodreads
Nice ending about the author.. - Goodreads

Review: SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

User Review  - Mohd Nordin Che Omar - Goodreads

A story of true warriors and real hero. Great insight to the training and operations of one of America's premier counterterrorism units. Read full review

Review: SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

User Review  - Nicole Winget - Goodreads

This book is pure entertainment value. I'm a service member and have served with Seals - I'm used to their arrogance. It comes with the territory. This book drips with that arrogance. It has some neat parts about training and military life but the author would have been wise to temper his machismo. Read full review

All 14 reviews »


Reach Out and Touch Someone
One Shot One Sill?
Hell Is for Children
Russian Sub and Green Hero
The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday
SEAL Team Two
Desert Storm
CIA Safe House Hunting for Aidid
Capturing Aidids Evil Genius
Eyes over Mogadishu Mission
part three
Battle of Mogadishu
From the Ashes
Ambassador Death Threats

SEAL Team Six
BornAgain Sniper

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

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.


Bibliographic information