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I AM A SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR: Memoirs of an American Soldier

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Abridged but not toned down, this young-readers version of an ex-SEAL sniper's account (SEAL Team Six, 2011) of his training and combat experiences in Operation Desert Storm and the first Battle of Mogadishu makes colorful, often compelling reading."My experiences weren't always enjoyable," Wasdin writes, "but they were always adrenaline-filled!" Not to mention testosterone-fueled. He goes on to ... Read full review

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Great
One of the best military books I've read. Sets the standards when comparing other books.

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Ever in search of the definitive ewar novel, this was a Father’s Day gift from my girls to me. I found the book very easy to read, although the author relies, naturally, on a wealth of military acronyms that require readers to refer to the glossary frequently. The author, Wasdin, grows up in the poor south. He is frequently beaten by his step dad, but that apparently is Okay in the South, where children should be seen but never heard. Ironically, this abuse helps toughen Wasdin to better endure the mental and physical extremes he encounters in the military. After enlisting in the Navy, he seeks to enter its highest echelons: the elist SEALS, and does so.
As a huge fan of the movie Blackhawk Down, I was particularly intrigued by the author’s perspective of this battle. In the movie, Army rangers are caught in a visciou cross fire by militant Africans. The movie focuses on Lt. Colonel Danny McKnight. The L/C is forced to rely on directions from circling helicopgters. The delay in transmissions causes them to be boxed in, surrounded by swhack-job militants. Enter Wasdin, who is part of the convoy led by the Colonel. The POV is fascinating, the juxtaposition of what one knows from “Blackhawk Down” and the insights from the perspective of anotehr solder in the convoy who cannot possible be privy to just why the chaos is coming.
This book is a fast read and speaks from the heart. It represents the fighting elite of our country well. Unlike some similar texts, it does not contain many swar words or vulgarity, a pleasant switch. My students would like this book. ***+ = Three and one half stars.
 

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Amazing!
Great story about the development and life of a seal as well as life after serving. Recommended!

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A Good Read
I found it hard to put down and looked forward to picking it up again. I loved this book and recommend it to anyone who always questions our soldiers and their reasons to engage our enemies or warlords around the world.

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Its the best book i have ever read.
If you have not read it then, READ IT!!!!!

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Seems like Wasdin can both shoot and write good. Great book, a must-read.

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If you want to appreciate what it means to be a "man" of honor and a universal "hero", then read the riveting life story of Howard Wasdin. The thoughts and lessons that he shared throughout his book stopped me in my tracks more than any book I have read in years.

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I just finished this book. I found it to be very well written. The author tells the humble story of what our brave men and women do to keep us free.

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Wasdin and Templin do an excellent job of detailing the tremendous commitment and sacrifice our special operations forces endure to keep the world we take for granted a free world. It's a revealing walk around inside the heart and head of one of the best of the best. Wasdin, not pulling any punches, also gives the reader a glimpse of how military decision making, or lack thereof, affects the lives of our troops as well those they were sent to protect. If fiction is you niche, find another book. If it's truth you seek, enjoy. 

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