After reading this book I've ordered a copy for a grandson and my own son. I knew very little about the SEALS but I've always admired them for what I've read and seen. I like the way the book is written. I always felt that I was in the story with these guys--but thank God I wasn't.
Reviews from Twilight Times Books -
"With Navy SEALs much ballyhoo'ed in the news in the last year, it's good to find out what they're really like. Billy Allmon, a retired SEAL, gives us the insider's look at these elite soldier/sailors. He tells the tale of the formation and history of the SEALs, because he lived it himself. He shows us the laughter, the tears, the hopes and fears and above all, the HUMANITY of the SEALs, as no one else ever could. Fascinating reading, a must for anyone interested in military history or the inside story of this unique breed of warrior."
This is a genuinely funny book! As an aside note here, People who gave this book one or two stars, must truly be incurably miserable people that they would never find ANYTHING funny! How truly SAD for those types of people.
I ordered this book because I heard the author talking about it during a radio interview and it peaked my interest. When I finally got the book I was very pleased, as I was taking it with me on a business trip to India. While reading, I found myself laughing out loud, and after my third outburst of laughter, the stewardess came over to tell me to please try and control myself. I gave her the book and told her to please read the short chapter that I had just finished about "Foggy Ice Cubes." She did, and then SHE started laughing hysterically! She also wrote down the name of the book.
From the Author
All the events that are written about in my book are true.... Only the names of the victims and perpetrators, as well as a few of the locations where the events took place, were changed to protect all those concerned!