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I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior: Memoirs of an American Soldier [Kindle Edition]

Howard E. Wasdin , Stephen Templin
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When the Navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six—a secret unit made up of the finest soldiers in the country, if not the world. This is the dramatic tale of how Howard Wasdin overcame a tough childhood to live his dream and enter the exciting and dangerous world of Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers.

His training began with his selection for 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. But he was driven to be the best of the best—he wanted to join the legendary SEAL Team Six, and at long last he reached his goal and became one of the best snipers on the planet.

Soon he was fighting for his life in Africa, hunting the Somalian warlord Aidid. But the mission fell apart when his small band of soldiers found themselves 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.

This is Howard Wasdin's story of overcoming numerous obstacles to become an elite American warrior.



Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up-This is an adaptation of the author's adult memoir of his time as a U. S. Navy SEAL Team Six sniper, simplified for teen audiences. Wasdin describes in detail his grueling training. As he says, "If I'm able to talk someone out of [becoming a SEAL], I'm just saving them time, because they really don't want it anyway." He also talks about his missions during Desert Storm and Mogadishu, Somalia, where SEALs, Delta Force, and Airforce Rangers were sent to capture the Warlord Aidid. Wasdin was shot three times during this mission and nearly lost his leg. He saw some men die in Somalia and would later fall into a depression that took years to overcome. This is a great book for teens interested in joining the military, adventure fans looking for something meatier, and guys in general. The action will keep all readers turning the pages wanting to see how the missions and training turned out. Wasdin also tells the story from the other side of the press, giving insight into military actions that are often criticized by the media and politicians. The author actually credits the physical abuse he sustained from his stepfather as preparation for his arduous training to become a Navy SEAL.-Erik Carlson, White Plains Public Library, NYα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

About the Author

DR. HOWARD E. WASDIN graduated with BUD/S Class 143. Awarded the Silver Star following the Battle of Mogadishu, Wasdin medically retired from the U.S. 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.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1157 KB
  • Print Length: 191 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1250016436
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (April 24, 2012)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0074HKWNW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,403 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing July 10, 2013
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The best book I have ever read I'm a 14 year old boy and it is my dream to become a Marine sniper or anything that my country needs me to do to help keep them/US safe
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent April 30, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
What another reviewer said is incorrect. It's not written "down." It's shorter and condensed, but has the full story and all of the impact of the original version, a deserved bestseller. Mr. Wasdin's story is fascinating. Highly recommended.
(For some reason there's no "Verified Purchase" label, but it was.)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "I don't like to $%^&# read but I like this book" October 21, 2013
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My students don't always speak in a correct manner (I'm working on that in the classroom) but they are brutally honest with me. A few weeks ago, I came across this book while looking for something that would appeal to male students (all former dropouts) in an alternative school setting. The book has not only grabbed and held the attention of these students but many more are asking for a copy to read. One student told me he hasn't read or touched a book in 4 years but enjoyed reading about Howard's life. Many have expressed how they could relate to his earlier experiences while growing up which makes it extra special to them. In addition, I located a study guide that goes with this book that enhances the learning for these young men. Though I haven't haven't read this book from cover to cover (I'm writing my own book) the students told me to give it 5 stars!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book April 14, 2014
By Debi
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I bought this for my son and he loved it. He said that he would recommend this book and anyone
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4.0 out of 5 stars this book was amazing April 13, 2014
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this book took you behind the scenes of what it was like on how hard it was and how physically, and mentally tough you had to be to become a navy seal. One of the best parts of the book was when they talked about BUDS, which stands for basic underwater demolition school and that's where they are trained to be a navy seal. this part was baffling they had to do that for six months and they also had to go through hell week and out of those seven days they only got 4 hours of sleep. Everyone should read this book, it shows you how easy we have it.

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5.0 out of 5 stars great April 9, 2014
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great book can't wait to read it, I'm a big history fan and read two to three books a month
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it April 5, 2014
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Awsome very real down to earth. I am a nam vet recon sniper and Telly enjoyed this book and a happy wnding
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3.0 out of 5 stars good April 2, 2014
By Ali
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It was good. A little slow at first but I liked the detail about his training and the experiences he had.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
Great story and so shocking to see what these men have gone through. It is great to see what happens inside the missions of these amazing men.
Published 19 days ago by Virginia Reyes
4.0 out of 5 stars If you want to know what it is like...
I can't review this on a literary level, really. I mean, nonfiction is tough and you won't think that Krakauer wrote this one (the writing isn't bad, it just isn't amazing - it's... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dan Mader
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
The experience of a SEAL is invaluable to anyone interested in protecting our country. SEALs are great, diverse warriors and human beings.
Published 2 months ago by Calvert Bratton
5.0 out of 5 stars Elite warrior and an elite book
Great book. This book is outstanding. I would recommend it to any and everybody. Howard Wasdin is a true hero and he explains sacrifices heroes of the elite special forces have to... Read more
Published 2 months ago by brian dickerson
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book
because the book was intense at every part and I never got board or wanted to put the book down
Published 2 months ago by Trenton Overcash
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST BOOK READ
I had to read this book for one of my classes. This is one of my favorite books I`ve ever read. This book is basically about a kid trying to achieve his dreams to become the best... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Danny N
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting reading
not bad reading getting to the point that there are a lot of repeats of the same thing in different books by other authers
Published 3 months ago by David W. Sheetz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I think the book was the best I have read so far in life it's amazing the stuff this guy went through and it was written really nice and good worded.
Published 3 months ago by Carol Shelly
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