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Among Heroes: A U.S. Navy SEAL's True Story of Friendship, Heroism, and the Ultimate Sacrifice Hardcover – May 26, 2015
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SEALs’ Family Praise for Among Heroes
“This is more than a collection of stories about eight SEALs who gave their lives for their country. It also shows us the humanity of each of these men.”— Jack Scott, Father of Dave Scott
“Thank you, Brandon and John, for sharing Glen’s story. We hope he will continue to inspire others to live large.”— Katie Quigley, Sister of Glen Doherty
“I am honored that John’s story, and all these great men’s stories, have been preserved.”— Jackie Zinn, Widow of John Zinn
“You have blessed us by capturing the personality of the amazing man who graced our family for almost thirty-seven years.”— Cindy Campbell, Sister of Chris Campbell
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
Brandon Webb is the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Circle and Benghazi: The Definitive Report. A former U.S. Navy SEAL whose last assignment was course manager for the elite SEAL sniper course, he was instrumental in developing new curricula that trained some of the most accomplished snipers of the twenty-first century. Webb has received numerous distinguished service awards, including the Presidential Unit Citation. As president of Force12 Media and editor of SpecialOperations.com, he runs the largest military content network on the Internet.
John David Mann, who collaborated with Webb in writing The Red Circle, is an award-winning author whose titles include the New York Times bestseller Flash Foresight and the international bestseller The Go-Giver.
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illustrious fiasco in Libya was pretty much washed over by the liberal media lest it upset Hillary's chance to be president. As she said, "They're dead. What difference does it matter!" Well it does matter that some men choose to serve their country and not just their pocketbooks or quest for power.
Buy the book. It reveals very personal insights into the lives of extraordinary men.
Fewer than 1% of our population ever serve our Great Nation. There are far fewer percentage that ever make it to our elite Special Forces. Thank you for the glimpse into who these people are and for continuing to find and inspire new ways to serve your country.
I urge anyone who looks at these reviews to pick up this book and give it a read. Although the author couldn't possibly have enough pages/time to write about everyone he has served with, he has honored those he did write about.
The men and women of our military are not just a name on a page or a story in a headline. They are sons, daughters, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts. Most of all they are people brave enough to raise their right hand and sign a contract to protect all of us from both foreign and domestic enemies.
The numbers of killed in action or wounded in action can easily be found. However, those "numbers" each have a story of loss with them. They each have a story and a sacrifice. All those people willingly raised their hand and signed a contract that includes up to their life.
The family and friends that mourn their loss or are there to take care of those injured would benefit from this book. It shows who the people were and the lessons they taught along the way. It reminds it is of course ok to be sad of their death. At the same time be ok with it as they were doing what they loved and to protect as many as they can.
Part of the Army's Soldier's Creed is "I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life." Every branch of our Military has a similar version. Be grateful of the Sheep Dog's that protect us from the evils of the world. Whether it is our Military, Law Enforcement and the Security contractors that are often previously trained Military service members.
Bottom line = great book. Couldn't help but write a great review.