SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

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.
 

Title:SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780312699451
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  • Michael

    SPOILER ALERTI found this book OK at first but then I got bored by listening to Wasdin's hypocrisy. "I hate the damn liberal media", oh unless I am trying to make a buck selling my book, then they are...

  • Pamela

    Told in straightforward unadorned prose, this is one man's search for himself that takes him from an abusive childhood into war and home again. Through Wasdin's experience we travel with him from a ru...

  • Steven Kent

    This is NOT NOT NOT a novel. It is the real-life memoirs of a real-life member of Seal Team Six. For those of you who, like me, are not familiar with the various Seal teams, SEAL Team Six is as elite ...

  • deep

    Wasdin succeeds at painting himself as a d-bag using his difficult childhood to win weapons and training to become a d-bag with a license to kill. In between numerous accounts of how various groups of...

  • Hannah Kirchner

    If you've read a lot of books on SEALs, you'll start to connect various operators and missions that crop up again and again, which is interesting to note. The books aren't incredibly indepth because t...

  • Amelia

    If "Seal Team Six" was a movie, I envision it staring Dane Cook and Jesse Metcalfe, produced by Michael Bay and set to the soundtrack of Lincoln Park. It would cost millions to make, but be slammed by...

  • Matthew Poletti

    SEAL Team Six is the memoir of Howard Wasdin, a country boy from Georgia who becomes a sniper in the Navy SEALs. Wasdin’s memoir gives the reader a glimpse into his troubled boyhood, filled with ab...

  • Virginia

    Utterly fascinating. Although the writing style was at times choppy (cutting in and out of stories), I thoroughly enjoyed the "realness" of the voice. Wasdin and Templin did very well in sounding like...

  • Sherwood Smith

    Wrapped around another memoir of the Mogadishu action that also inspired Black Hawk Down and similar works, Howard Wasdin, with the aid of a ghostwriter, relates his life history. beginning with the e...

  • Amy Hardison

    I loved this book. It gave me such an appreciation for what it means to be a Navy SEAL and especially to be on SEAL Team Six. Having read this in July, I was devastated when the helicopter was shot do...