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The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228by Dick Couch
Synopses & Reviews
With a postscript describing SEAL efforts in Afghanistan, The Warrior Elite takes you into the toughest, longest, and most relentless military
training in the world.
What does it take to become a Navy SEAL? What makes talented, intelligent young men volunteer for physical punishment, cold water, and days without sleep? In The Warrior Elite, former Navy SEAL Dick Couch documents the process that transforms young men into warriors. SEAL training is the distillation of the human spirit, a tradition-bound ordeal that seeks to find men with character, courage, and the burning desire to win at all costs, men who would rather die than quit.
Follows the trainees of Navy SEAL Class 228 through their twenty-seven-week Basic Underwater Demolition/Seal (BUD/S) training course in 1999-2000.
About the Author
DICK COUCH graduated at the top of BUD/S Class 45 in 1969. He commanded a SEAL platoon in Vietnam and led one of the only successful POW rescue operations of that conflict. Mr. Couch is the author of four novels and lives in Ketchum, Idaho. This is his first nonfiction book.
CLIFF HOLLENBECK is an award-wining photographer and photojournalist. He served with Naval Special Warfare Units, including Underwater Demolition, and was a naval aviator. He has written numerous books on photography and has two novels in print. Mr. Hollenbeck lives in Seattle.
From the Hardcover edition.
Table of Contents
Machine generated contents note: INTRODUCTION CHAPTER ONE: THE BEGINNING CHAPTER TWO: FIRST PHASE 51 CHAPTER THREE: THE WEEK 1O1 CHAPTER FOUR: BEYOND THE WEEK 161 CHAPTER FIVE: INTO THE SEA 179 CHAPTER SIX: ACROSS THE LAND 227 CHAPTER SEVEN: BEYOND THE BASICS 279 EPILOGUE: A LOOK AHEAD 307 APPENDIX 318 PHOTOGRAPH CAPTIONS 320.
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