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When the Navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs.
When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team
In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard E. 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 saw 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--a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue,
and counterinsurgency. As a member of Team Six, sniper school
followed and Wasdin became one of the best snipers on the
Soon 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. The Battle of
Mogadishu, as it become known, left eighteen American soldiers dead
and seventy-three wounded. Wasdin's tale is one of the most
thrilling and inspiring military memoirs in years.
About the Author
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 twelve years of service. He lives in Georgia.
STEPHEN TEMPLIN completed Hell Week, qualified as a pistol and
rifle expert, and blew things up during Basic Underwater
Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training. He is now an associate professor
at Meio University in Japan.
About the Book
For the first time ever, a Navy SEAL Team Six sniper chronicles how he became an elite warrior and the ferocious battle that nearly cost him his life.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: April 24, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1250006953
ISBN - 13: 9781250006950