Seal Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper

Seal Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper

Hardback Thorndike Press Large Print Biography

By (author) Howard E Wasdin, By (author) Stephen Templin

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  • Publisher: Thorndike Press
  • Format: Hardback | 501 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 218mm x 28mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 7 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Waterville, ME
  • ISBN 10: 1410441334
  • ISBN 13: 9781410441331
  • Edition: Large type / large print
  • Edition statement: large type edition
  • Sales rank: 1,374,317

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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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Praise for "SEAL Team Six" "Mr. Wasdin's narrative is visceral and as active as a Tom Clancy novel...[it] will also leave readers with a new appreciation of the training that enabled Seal Team Six to pull off the bin Laden raid with such precision...adrenaline-laced." --"The New York Times"""SEAL Team Six" pulses with the grit of a Jerry Bruckheimer production...On his journey to becoming a member of the Navy's best of the best, Wasdin proved his mettle in Operation Desert Storm and endured training that would break the back of most mortal men." --"The Washington Post""["SEAL Team Six"] describes the harrowing ops he undertook as part of the elite Seal Team Six squadron, including the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu that almost killed him....reveals an intimate look at the rigorous training and perilous missions of the best of the Navy's best." --"Time" ""SEAL Team Six "is a masterful blend of one man's--"Waz-Man's--"journey from hard knocks to hard corps. Even better,