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Seal Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper

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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 Marines 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 worlds deadliest snipers make this one of the most explosive military memoirs in years.

 

About the Author

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.

 

Table of Contents

Authors Note

Glossary

PART ONE

1 Reach Out and Touch Someone

2 One Shot, One Sill?

3 Hell Is for Children

4 Russian Sub and Green Hero

5 The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday

6 SEAL Team Two

7 Desert Storm

PART TWO

8 SEAL Team Six

9 Born-Again Sniper

10 CIA Safe House—Hunting for Aidid

11 Capturing Aidids Evil Genius

12 Eyes over Mogadishu Mission

PART THREE

13 Battle of Mogadishu

14 From the Ashes

15 Ambassador Death Threats

16 Fish out of Water

17 Healing

Epilogue

Special Operations Warrior

Foundation

Acknowledgments

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250055088
Author:
Wasdin, Howard E
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Author:
Templin, Stephen
Author:
Wasdin, Howard E.
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Military - Afghan War (2001-)
Subject:
Biography-Military
Edition Description:
Tall Rack Paperback
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Plus 8 pages of black-and-white photos
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.125 in

Related Subjects

Biography » Military
History and Social Science » Military » Afghan War (2001-)
History and Social Science » Military » Elite
History and Social Science » Military » General
History and Social Science » Military » Special Forces

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