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Battle Ready: Memoir of a SEAL Warrior Medic Hardcover – March 12, 2013
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Donald’s service with the SEALs was as a medic, which meant not only passing through the formidable barrier of basic and advanced SEAL training but also learning to deal with serious, even life-threatening wounds and diseases under exceptionally demanding conditions. And what is also required is being able to fight, one can only say, like a SEAL, to complete the mission and defend not only wounded teammates but also casualties among allied military personnel and friendly or even unfriendly civilians. A SEAL team medic on a mission has one of the most demanding jobs, even in the special operations community, and this book will enlighten students of those warriors who go well beyond the limits of what is expected of most of their comrades. --Roland Green
“Although he doesn't like the term, Mark is a true American hero. Battle Ready is a well-written journey from training to combat to recovery.” ―Howard Wasdin, New York Times bestselling author of Seal Team Six
“Battle Ready is a compelling account of a remarkable American's journey in the military. Mark Donald's journey is unique and contains many lessons in life for everyone to reflect upon. There is no bravado and self-serving intent in this book. It is written from the heart from an American hero, and that alone makes it worth reading.” ―Wade Ishimoto, Former Senior Advisor to Assistant Secretary of Defense, Special Operations / Low Intensity Conflict
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The book traces Donald's military career first as a Recon Marine, then Navy SEAL, and later as a combat medic. In mid-career he is selected to attend the Navy's grueling year-long physician assistant program. Upon graduation he receives a commission as a Navy medical officer. He soon finds himself on the battlefields of Iraq and northern Afghanistan as a SEAL "shooter" and as a medic, a conundrum he must resolve. The battle scenes are vivid and detailed.
The main theme of Donald's memoir is how he finally takes charge of the demons from his PTSD. Even as he comforts others, Donald shows signs of strain that overwhelm him upon his return from multiple tours of combat and threaten to destroy him and his family.
Mark Donald has written a book of personal courage and sacrifice that will tug at your heart. "Battle Ready" is very well written--it reads like a novel.
Thank you Mark Donald; you have written a book stemming from the heart that everyone should read, particularly veterans.
To say that this warrior is up there with the best our great country has to offer, is an understatement, for he has proven his worth in sweat, blood and tears, and paid a dear price for his efforts as well. Fine book, very well written, one more example of why US has the most powerful Armed Forces known to mankind. 4.5 Stars.