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I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior: Memoirs of an American Soldier

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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.IAm a SEALTeam Six Warrior is thedramatic tale ofhow Howard Wasdin overcame a tough childhoodto live his dream and enter the exciting and dange

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Published April 24th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Alexis Gomez
its a bit confusing towards the middle of the book but the best part is when they are training
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Caleb Davis
Jan 10, 2013 Caleb Davis rated it really liked it
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I thought that this book was really good. It was full of action, and when it wasn't action-filled it was full of strategizing. For example, it talked about tactics and getting into sniper school. This was where Howard, the author and main character, met his spotter for sniping. His name was Casanova.

It all started when Howard was a young boy and his father left the family; his mother married a different man named Leon. Leon beat Howard when he didn't do his chores right or just when he felt lik
Jul 04, 2012 Mark rated it liked it
Shelves: memoir
“When the Navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six”

This is a mildly interesting look at what it takes to be a SEAL and then a sniper. The intensive training makes my Army basic training look like nursery school. The story also follows Wasdin on several missions, including the show-piece of the Battle of Mogadishu, which was covered in Black Hawk Down, in both book and film.
This memoir version looks like it was packaged as a YA, so I’m
Oliver C
Nov 30, 2014 Oliver C rated it really liked it
I am a Seal Team Six Warrior is a standalone novel by Howard E. Wasdin, and Stephen Templin. This book is a true story in which the narrator, Howard Wasdin, describes his younger years and then his “adventures” through his career leading up to and including his SEAL Team Six sniping career.

I thought this book was extremely interesting, considering the fact that everything in this book actually happened in real life, and well written. This book may not have symbolism, but it has plenty of other l
Momof3-in an Ash and Cael sandwich
So I think I'm actually doing a two part review for this. Honestly, for just being a damn SEAL and for bravery and for...gah! the things people can do--5 stars!
There is something, even for vets, about reading about these men, its surreal. We can think back on times that were hard for us, but it is just nothing compared to what these men have done and continue to do. So for that-5 stars.
I do have to say, as the whole reason I picked up this book was because it was on the summer reading list for m
Katy Avoli-miller
Jul 23, 2012 Katy Avoli-miller rated it really liked it
I am a SEAL Team Six Warrior: Memoirs of an American Soldier is an amazing biography written by a former SEAL, Howard Wasdin. The biography starts out by outlining Wasdin’s difficult childhood and how his experiences as a child formed his character. Wasdin makes the decision to join the military after his high school graduation, with the ultimate goal of a Special Forces Sniper. The biography then goes into his training and the selection process into the elite Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (B ...more
Jeremy Gorsuch
First off I just want to say to be a seal takes a lot of courage and bravery. Also I want to thank our seals. Now it's time to get to the book review. I thought this book was a good book because it talked about the seals training and how hard it is and personally after reading this book who ever sticks through the training to become a seal i think they are a true man or woman. I give this book 5 stars because like I was saying earlier it was talking about their challenging training and it also ...more
May 09, 2016 STaNLEy rated it did not like it
Admittedly, writing a book is quite difficult. Most would struggle to achieve such a feat, and those who can deserve respect for undertaking such a task. However, to be an author, one must possess a basic understanding of the main concepts of writing. It is clear that author Howard E. Wasdin and his coauthor, Steven Templin, do not have such a knowledge. Throughout this memoir, there were far too many errors, ones that simply cannot be overlooked. A story about Wasdin's life and involvement with ...more
Rob D'angelo
Mar 31, 2015 Rob D'angelo rated it it was amazing
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Bryce Bastar
Dec 01, 2015 Bryce Bastar rated it really liked it
Personal Response: I really enjoyed the book I am a SEAL Team Six Warrior: Memoirs of an American Soldier by Howard E. Wasdin because I take a lot of interest in the military. This book was action packed and just had me reading whenever I had free time. It really opened my eyes to what Special Forces have to go through and what kind of training they do.

Plot: The book is an autobiography. The story began in Howard Wasdin's childhood. His step dad was extremely abusive and would leave marks all o
May 10, 2016 Adam rated it it was amazing
This was a great book. It tells the hardships of the military and how they cope with it.
Dec 18, 2015 Kalin rated it really liked it
The memories in this book are somewhat heartbreaking although it does have lots of action sad thoughts linger. I finished reading I am a Seal Team Six Warrior by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin since this really isn't a story it's a whole bunch of memories. if you like non fiction war stories I would recommend this to you.

First it starts out with Wasdin's childhood and an abusive step father. and then it jumps right into training for the military and how Howard made it through training wit
Daniel P
Jan 06, 2015 Daniel P rated it really liked it
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I Am A Seal Team Six Warrior: Memoirs Of An American Soldier by Howard E. Wadsin and Stephen Templin is about a young hard working man who’s childhood made him into the character that gave him the mental strength which allowed him to endure and overcome the challenges on the road to become a Seal Team Six Warrior (sniper). The story shows what Wadsin went through to become an elite warrior and how he ended up fighting in the Battle Of Mogadishu staring into the face of death. The author’s main ...more
May 12, 2016 Thomas rated it did not like it
I did not like this book but it was interesting at some parts learning about what it was like when he was a kid and when they go to get the Aidid. Also I kind of liked when he told us what it was like when he was in the training camps and how he kept on wanting to go to more camps usually people wouldn't want to go to.
Mar 08, 2016 Alex rated it really liked it
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I am a Seal Team Six Warrior is about a kid with a bad childhood turning into one of the most important people in the U.S. He was abused as a child from his father and nobody knew about it. He had more bruises and cuts than everybody at PE. He was smart and very skilled. He decided to go to navy seal training. He made it through training throughout the book and made his way up the teams. Finally he made it to team 6, a secret group that has the Navy's most skilled warriors. He was a sniper. Even ...more
Josh Budrevicius
May 25, 2016 Josh Budrevicius rated it it was ok
I thought this book was extremely boring and the book was not for me. I thought it was not that interesting and it lacked the good pace that American Sniper had. I would not recommend this book to anyone
Jordan Amerson
Mar 06, 2013 Jordan Amerson rated it really liked it
This book I am a Seal Team Six Warrior is about a navy seal sniper and his journey to become one and some of the missions he took part on. One of the most well known battles he was The Battle of Mogadishu. The Sniper's name was Howard E. Wasdin and he actually wrote this book! This book talks about his rough times in his childhood to his missions overseas. The book starts as a action packed story but I won't give it away too much. In the beginning he talks about how he was abused as a child and ...more
Henry Wilson
May 16, 2016 Henry Wilson rated it liked it
From start to finish "I Am A Seal Team Six Warrior" was an amazing book. Howard starts the book off by going into detail on his mission in Mogadishu which was to kill his target Osman Ali Atto. Once Howard kills his target he starts to talk about his miserable childhood, Leon(stepfather) beat Howard any time he didn't do something right, even when he did what Leon asked him too he'd still beat him for no reason. When Howard arrives at Navy Boot Camp he endures all of the physical and mental chal ...more
Feb 17, 2016 Connor rated it really liked it
Have you ever heard of Seal Team Six? If not Seal Team 6 is the most elite seal team, made up of the finest soldiers of the U.S. When the military needs a secret high level special op done, they call Seal Team 6. I Am A Seal Team Six Warrior by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin is a kind of auto-biography book the shows what it takes to become a member of the Seal Team and what it is like to be a Seal Team member.
Wasdin And Templin wants to share about what is it like to become a Seal membe
Oct 28, 2015 Westly rated it really liked it
I am a seal team six warrior

I really enjoyed this book. I love reading books about Navy SEALs and their experiences. I was interested in this book throughout the entire book. When I grow up and graduate college my goal is to become a Navy Seal. I enjoyed reading about Howard Wasdin’s journeys to become part of one of the most elite fighting forces in the world. He was not just a Navy Seal, Howard Wasdin was part of Seal Team 6. Seal Team 6 is United States’ most elite fighting force. They are hi
Oct 15, 2015 Mark rated it it was amazing
This book is an amazing Memoir of a Navy SEAL Sniper who fought in the battle of Mogadishu. Before he became a SEAL, his stepfather Leon would always beat him all the time. This is what trained him physically and mentally for later future challenges. Howard decides he needs to help the world so he attempts to become a SEAL. Being a SEAL isn't easy, It takes time, effort, knowledge, strength, skill, compassion, honesty, and mental skill. He goes through 3 phases to become a SEAL. 1, P.T screening ...more
Sep 04, 2015 Vishnu rated it really liked it
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I Am A Seal Team Six Warrior by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin is a memoir
about Howard E. Wasdin life from a newborn baby to a retired Seal Team Six Navy Seal
chiropractor. This book takes place on November 8,1961 at Boynton Beach, Florida at Weems
Free Clinic. The young baby brought home from that clinic grew up with an abusive father that
would beat him ever day. The baby's name was Howard and he would grow up to be a Search
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I bought this book at the school's book fair to strengthen my classroom library's supply of "war books."

The author glosses over his personal life. His military life is so full that it's difficult for him not to gloss over it. He was definitely a man who was shaped by his childhood experiences. He also proves what it takes to be a SEAL. It's awe-inspiring to realize the training and determination and luck required to become what he did. It's also awe-inspiring to realize how long he made it in th
Chase Tyillian
I Am a Seal Team Six Warrior starts out like any other book, but it’s not like any other book. It is one of the best war books that I have read. It has real dates and times which makes a difference. Dr. Howard E. Wasdin is an amazing man for becoming a Seal Team member. Most people cannot do the things that Dr. Wasdin had to go through. Most people don’t come back the same. But, this individual came back with a different perspective on things and wrote about it. He was in the middle of Mogadishu ...more
Jake R
Dec 02, 2014 Jake R rated it liked it
The book, I am a Seal Team Six Warrior by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin shows that it takes hard work to get to the place that you want to be. All of the Seal Team Six soldier work harder than anyone else just to get there high position. This story about how Howard Wasdin became a Seal Team Six warrior has many different locations throughout the book. The warriors childhood is explained in Georgia. In Florida many tests are taken just to become a regular Seal. Then in California much more ...more
Hunter Braginton
Nov 23, 2014 Hunter Braginton rated it it was amazing
Howard Wasdin is one of the worlds greatest snipers on the legendary SEAL Team Six. Even though Howard Wasdin sounds like he is top notch, the road to getting there wasn't so great. As a kid Howard was abused and beaten by his step dad every day for so long he began to think that it was normal. But even though he lived a very tough childhood with abuse that's what made him so tough in the future. When he began his lifelong dream to become a member of SEAL Team Six he had to start at the bottom a ...more
Oct 01, 2014 Aaron rated it it was amazing
the main idea of this book is you should sacrific somethings because some people dont have as much or can't fight back.

this is about a guy named Hawarard and as a kid he got beat by his step dad and never told any one.When he got out of high school he went in to the army as a air and sea rescue.Then he wanted to be a seal so he went to the trianning and passed and was part of seal team two,then he was moved up to seal team six as a sniper.

1 I have learned you have to be tought to be a seal.
2 T
Kabiyan Newton
Feb 19, 2016 Kabiyan Newton rated it it was amazing
I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior: Memoirs of an American Soldier was an action/adventure type of book about a young boy name Howard going through some hard times with his family. His mom and dad got a divorce and his mom's new boyfriend abused him. After awhile his mom and her boyfriend ended up getting married and Howard was getting abused more. Now when kids usually get abused they get weak, not Howard those beatings made Howard a man out of himself. Howard took all his anger out those last couple ...more
Dec 06, 2015 Konrad added it
I Am a Seal Team Six Warrior is about a man named Howard Wasdin and his journey to fulfill his lifelong desire to join the elite Seal Team Six. From memories of his abusive childhood to his description of combat, Howard Wasdin tells his story. Wasdin's story is a reminder to all the citizens of the United States to not take their freedoms for granted.

The theme of perseverance is central to the book. Early in his life, Howard suffered from his Dad's severe beatings. "Leon would mercilessly beat m
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Dr. Howard E. Wasdin graduated with Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) Class 143. He was a member of SEAL Team Six and one of the best snipers on the planet. After the Battle of Mogadishu, where he was awarded the Silver Star, Wasdin medically retired from the Navy in November 1995, after 12 years of service. He lives in Georgia. He is the co-author of Seal Team Six, with Stephen Templin.

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