Remember, Atto WAS killed in I noticed how his children grew up as he continued through his 4th deployment. Is it a book worth reading? This is Howard Wasdin’s story of overcoming numerous obstacles to become an elite American warrior. Add to that the fact that when this man mentions “God, country, family,” it is said and acted upon as a way of life. Mar 15, Bo Trapnell rated it it was amazing. I highly recommend it. I will plan too read that title in the near future.

I especially like when he goes to a church Brother after he has killed someone about how it will affect his time in eternity. His attitude ruined it for me. OK, I guess this brother knows all. They lay down their lives for their brothers in arms. While on a mission a bad guy is holding a fire extinguisher in a threatening manner, and the SEALs are about to shoot him when he doesn’t follow orders. Wasdin was seriously injured in that battle. He was lucky we had such tight trigger discipline – not like the four policemen in New York who shot Amadou Diallo forty-one times reaching for his wallet.

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I was made aware of the statements by Michael Moore. He talks about how in Somalia they did not hang out with the Rangers because they were above them. Those are what kept me reading, not necessarily the personal interest points which weren’t that bad.

Mar 15, Bo Trapnell rated it it was amazing. Definitely not as good as “Lone Survivor”. War Is Hell Note: And having liked them both. One of the things I really like is that the story is told so well, that it doesn’t even feel liked I was reading a memoir, it As an inexperienced memoir reader I really didn’t know what to expect from this book in terms of literary devices and knowledge being deployed.


Wasdin served in operation Desert Storm and was part of the operation to capture Mohamed Farrah Aidida Somali warlord. In order not to look like a creeper, I only caught a few bits and pieces of their conversation: Since armored vehicles would have been assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, they would not even have been part of the Rangers’ QRF.

howarv Its never stale and theres always something going on in the story. The New York Times. Its probably the best book Ive ever read too.

Even if wsadin don’t like the Navy Seal’s this book is still right for you it teaches you a lot of great strategies that you can use in life. These remarks reveal more about Wasdin than about the people he describes.

They knew how to have fun but would never start a fight. One of the things I really like is that the story is told so well, that it doesn’t even feel liked I was reading a memoir, it felt more like I was reading fiction but I was actually there.

View all 21 comments. Wasdin tells the story of his stepfather forcing him to pick up all the pecans that fell to the ground from a tree in their yard. The film is based which details the intense training this strike force undergoes in order to become part of the most elite military group.

And, also, the task force didn’t even need ACs. The parts about SEAL training are interesting. The book begins with Wasdin’s personal childhood which was a very tough one compared to most. Let me just say that I have the utmost respect, admiration and thanks for our military and getting some behind the scenes glimpses into the SEALs was just awesome.

SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

May 07, Virginia rated it really liked it Shelves: HIs experiences were interesting and i enjoyed hearing about them, the part where he is being abused by his step father and grew up to hate him but realizing as he grew older that his step dad only knew how to raise him in that way because of a lack of understanding and ignorance and ultimately forgiving him because in the end he grew up to be a better person for it.


Wasdin takes several detours in the road of life and makes several missteps; his honesty is refreshing as he discusses howward childhood, his failed marr SEAL Team Six is the memoir of Howard Wasdin, a country boy from Georgia who becomes a sniper in the Navy SEALs.

Want to Read saving…. Because there are many references to the blackhwak down book, and the authors gave credit to that title waxdin their acknowledgements as having inspired them to write their book.

Does Wasdin get on his soapbox at time?

AFMW: Howard Wasdin, Author of “The Last Rescue: How Faith and Love Saved a Navy SEAL Sniper”

But these guys are set up for this work by high pain threshold, long training for toughness, low fear factor they don’t get rattled and mental makeup. He also offers a beautiful glimpse into the humanity of the U.

It related more to the author’s arrogant attitude, and demeaning attitude toward others, that left me less interested in the book’s contents. Its a better book and the writing is very good.

I disagree with reviewers who say that Wasdin’s ego makes this book difficult to enjoy.