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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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Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Caleb Davis
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
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Oliver C
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
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Momof3-Jealous of Paul
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
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Alicia
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Katy Avoli-miller
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
Jordan Amerson
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
Mark
Jul 04, 2012 Mark rated it 3 of 5 stars
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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”

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
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Daniel P
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
Jake R
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
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
Aaron
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.
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Branden S.
So far from reading this book i really liked it the begginning of this book was suck one of the best books. it just talks about his life before the book camp and then how he went into book camp and really wanted to push him self more and how he was really ready to go farther because of all the things his step dad did to him(1-30). its just a great book for people like me who dont like reading its a easy to read and understand
Luke Miyaki
Review of I Am A Seal Team Six Warrior

I Am A Seal Team Six Warrior is a book by Stephen Templin. The genre is action documentary.The main character is a Marine who was sent to Iraq to fight against the terrorist there and to assassinate special leaders.The characters in the book were credible to me, they didn't make them seem like gods.Some of the problems that the main character encounters were that he was being ambushed by the enemy and there was no way he could escape. Then there was when one
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Andre
Sep 08, 2014 Andre added it
1. This book was good I would recommend it for teenage boys.
a. Important characters are Howard E. Wasdin and
* abused as a child
* went to trying camp after high school
* part of elite seal team six
Steven Templin
* qualified as a pistol and rifle expert
* completed hell week
The setting at the beginning of the story took place at his house and school, then towards the middle it starting taking place at the seals training camp and then at the end it took place in afghans stand.
The ethical confli
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Preston Weatherbie
This book was great! Lots of action, it kept you at the edge of your seat, and also kept you thinking on what was gonna happen next. If you like those sort of action/ nail biting books, I recommend this for you!
Erica T
This month I read I am a SEAL Team Six Warrior by Howard E. Wasdin. It is an action filled memoir of Wasdin's personal life and military life and how they effect each other. Wasdin's main idea of the book is to reach your goals if you have the opportunities. Howard Wasdin was just 4 years old when he started getting abused by his mother's boyfriend. His dad apparently left him when he was young, and his mother was the closest person to Howard when he was growing up. He never blamed his parents f ...more
Coco Mckeough

Howard E. Wasdin has written a brilliant autobiography that certain people will love. If you enjoy war, action, fighting you will absolutely love this book. I Am A Seal Team Six Warrior is very confusing for a person like me who does not know terms about warfare. I wish I could understand these terms used in this exciting amazingly written book because I could have enjoyed it more completely.


This book starts of by telling how Wasdin tragically grew up. In my opinion if Wasdin did not grow up lik

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David
I really have liked the book and I will read it again any day.
Andrew P
I am a seal team six warrior.
This book is about a seal team six warrior who went through tough training and challenges to make the team.
Main character Howard E. Wasdin. In his childhood he went through tough times. His step-dad beat him up and was never there for him. He was sent to his uncle’s farm to work during the day. His uncle was the only one except his mom who cared about him. One day he decided to get off at the wrong bus stop to run away.
During his training Howard had to go through o
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Jose Pena

I Am A Seal Team Six Warrior By Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin is book i recently read. The book starts off tell how Wasdin childhood was difficult, and his decision to join the military to become a special forces sniper. Then he wanted to join the legendary seal six team his goal came true but he worked very hard to follow his dream. When Howard was at seal team two his uncle Carroll died of a heart attack. Then Howard dad passed away because his dad had abdominal aortic aneurysm. Before
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Mitchell B.
I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior is a novel about the struggles Mr. Howard Wasdin the author of the book. It tells what he went through as becoming and being a Navy Seal. In the beginning of the book Howard's mom and dad are divorced and his step-father is very abusive to him. He learns later in life this abuse prepared him for not only the physical abuse, but the mental abuse of becoming a Navy Seal. Once in training called BUD/S training in order to become a Navy Seal. A long training process tak ...more
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Nur Alam
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April 4 2014
I am seal team six warrior

Wasdin purpose of writing this book is to show, how there is always challenge in order to fulfill your dream. Just because there is challenge, people should never give up. Only way to succeed in your life is to never give up. This book talks about the experiences of Wasdin. A man who started his life in a badly abusive environment and was able to turn every bad luck he got in life into an advantage and a source of strength. The kind of str
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Mac J
Mac J.
2/28/14

I am a Seal Team Six Warrior is written by Dr. Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin. This book is a true story about Howard Wasdin and his experience of being a Seal Team Six sniper. Wasdin retired from the Seals in November of 1995 after he served for 12 years. Wasdin was born in Boynton Beach, Florida. Wasdin’s father had abandoned them and his mother remarried a man named Leon, who would beat Howard throughout his childhood. Wasdin didn’t like Leon and as a young boy, he would a
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Harrison Schwartz
I got this book at my school’s Scholastic book fair, thinking, “Well, it’s a war book that has to do with the government’s elite forces, so it’s probably a cool book!” And I was not wrong.

This book is an autobiography about Howard E. Wasdin. Howard was first part of the U.S. Navy, then moved up to Seal Team Two, then finally to the elite Seal Team Six. Howard was a sniper. He battled in the Persian Gulf War and the Battle of Mogadishu.

Howard had an abusive childhood. His step-dad was very mean t
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Raul Fasanando
My book is about a seals sniper. He sitting on top of a building looking over through the streets of Somalia, watching the chaos that Mohamed Farah Aidi a drug lord that is taking up all the food supplies from the noble citizens and leading the sniper to a rage and fury, the sniper can’t stand watching the starving kids any more.
This book is a really good book, what I like about this book is that the author included more details that help you image the seen he also uses the five senses he talks
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Manuel martinez
In this book I’m a navy seal team six warrior it meets my expectations with the action it had in it. Some parts didn't have as much action as I would have wanted it to have but other than that I thought it was a good book overall. If I would write this book I would put a lot more emotions about the “hell week” that they went through. And all the emotion about when they fought and what they felt and were thinking at the moment of them killing the enemy. This is Howard Wasdin's story of overcoming ...more
Kenny S



I think the theme of this book is to pursue your goals and fight through the struggle to achieve them. I understood from reading this book that you have to achieve your goals by working and trying your best. This book took place in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993. The book was told in first person by the protagonist Howard E. Wasdin who is also the author of the book. Some other important characters are his parents and his fellow Seal Team Six members. Howard explains in the beginning of the book ho
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Brendan Ruehle
I am a Seal Team Six Warrior, written by Howard E. Wasdin, is a great story of personal struggle, perseverance, and determination. From the time he was a kid, to now when he is working as a chiropractor, he has helped save and impact many lives other than his own. The book begins with Wasdin as a child; showing his awful living conditions in which he had to endure. It was never comfortable with his father and mother in the home. Howard was beaten by his dad and his mother seemed to not care. He ...more
Tania
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

I think this is a tough subject to translate into a YA book, and I think the authors did a decent job of doing so. The difficulty of paring down the text to a simpler version for the younger audience showed sometimes in disjointed paragraphs as they moved quickly from one event to another with little transition, however the story did keep me interested and Howard E. Wasdin is a man to be admired for his service to this country. I'm glad
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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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