Author(s): Howard E. Wasdin & Stephen Templin
When the US Navy send their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six. SEAL Team Six is a clandestine unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue and counterinsurgency. Until recently its existence was a closely-guarded secret. Then ST6 took down Osama bin Laden, and the operatives within it were thrust into the global spotlight. In this behind-the-scenes chronicle, former ST6 shooter Howard Wasdin takes readers deep inside the world of Navy SEALs and Special Forces snipers. From descriptions of the gruelling selection processes involved in reaching this elite within an elite, to his terrifying ordeal at the 'Black Hawk Down' battle in Somalia, Wasdin's book is one of the most explosive military memoirs in years.
* A fascinating insight into one of the most elite special operations units in the world.
DR. HOWARD E. WASDIN graduated with BUD/S Class 143. He was awarded the Silver Star for his actions at the Battle of Mogadishu, and retired from the Navy in 1995 after 12 years of service. STEPHEN TEMPLIN qualified as a pistol and rifle expert with the SEALs. He is now an associate professor at Meio University in Japan.