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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.

 


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    Ok not great

    Not exactly what I expected. Writing tended to be lifeless

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    Seal Team Six

    Enjoyed this book. I have read other sniper books, but liked this one the most. I liked the fact that it delved into Howards personal life.

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    Seal Team Six

    Fantastic read!!! A clear concise view of the commitment and dedication that it takes to become a SEAL. This is a very real and emotional story of a man's entire life, before and after military service. Very enjoyable.

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    Great read.

    Enjoyed this book... Gives in depth look at what it takes to be a Seal.

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    Seal Team Six

    Really enjoyed this book. Well written, & fast paced For anyone who admires the work of Special Forces guys, this will take you right into harm's way while in the comfort & safety of your home. I highly recomend this book, and am sure you will be amazed, impressed and in awe of the dedication shown.

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