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.
Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.
Read the full excerpt
I AM A SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR by Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin | Kirkus Book ReviewsRead the Kirkus Review of I AM A SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR Memoirs of an American Soldier. Abridged but not toned down, this young-readers version of an ex-SEAL sniper's account (<em>SEAL Team Six<em>, 2011) of his training and combat experiences in Operation Desert Storm and the first Battle of Mogadishu makes colorful, often compelling reading.- Kirkus Reviews
HOWARD E. WASDIN graduated with BUD/S Class 143. He was awarded the Silver Star in the Battle of Mogadishu. He is the author of the bestseller SEAL TEAM SIX. STEPHEN TEMPLIN completed Hell Week, qualified as a pistol and rifle expert, and blew up things during Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training. He is now an associate professor at Meio University in Japan and co-author of SEAL TEAM SIX.
Howard E. WasdinStephen Templin
represents thought-provoking authors and experts. We can find a speaker uniquely
positioned for your audience and budget.