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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. 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.

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ebook, 192 pages
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
Avalley
Feb 01, 2017 Avalley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was okay, and at some parts even good. But other parts were not good. The ending ruined the book.
Caleb Davis
Jan 10, 2013 Caleb Davis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Alicia
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Mark
Jul 01, 2012 Mark rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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Broc Sherwood
Oct 26, 2016 Broc Sherwood rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book I Am Seal Team six Warrior: Memoirs of an American Solider by Howard E. Wasdin is a Non-fiction. My opinion of this book is that is very graphic it gives you that image in your head that makes you want to keep reading kinda like an action/drama film well you'll get the point soon hopefully. The main character of this book is Howard, Howard had a very hard child hood abusive step-dad and was born two months early, the hospitable didn't even have a small enough incubator for him so he was ...more
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
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Oliver C
Nov 30, 2014 Oliver C rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Katy Avoli-miller
Jul 23, 2012 Katy Avoli-miller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Adam
Mar 17, 2016 Adam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book. It tells the hardships of the military and how they cope with it.
STaNLEy
May 09, 2016 STaNLEy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Bryce Bastar
Nov 05, 2015 Bryce Bastar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Kalin
Dec 18, 2015 Kalin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Daniel P
Jan 06, 2015 Daniel P rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Rob D'angelo
Mar 31, 2015 Rob D'angelo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Zachary Peeters
Nov 17, 2016 Zachary Peeters rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Personal Response-I thought the book I am a Seal Team Six Warrior by Howard Wasdin was very good and intense. The book was about a Seal Team Six Warrior named Howard Wasdin. It told how courageous Howard Wasdin had to be to survive being a Navy Seal.
Plot- The story was about Howard when he was in the Navy Seal Team Six. He was in a secret unit made up of the best soldiers. Howard was in U.S. Navy Seals as Special Forces snipers and Medic. His training started with underwater rescue, which was th
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Alex
Sep 23, 2015 Alex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Jordan Amerson
Mar 06, 2013 Jordan Amerson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Zaid
Nov 06, 2016 Zaid rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Branden S.
May 17, 2013 Branden S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Ryan Teplitzky
This book helped me understand the importance of the war on October 3. Also this book led me to Black Hawk Down, the movie. I now respect the military and soldiers who fought even more. This book is perfect for people who already know a good amount about the military because of all the new vocab and abbreviations in the book, good thing there's a glossary.
Thomas
May 12, 2016 Thomas rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Josh Budrevicius
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
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!
Oliver
Feb 06, 2015 Oliver rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love it so fara it's amazing the deitail is speteettacler even win a tragic happens when He was in training camp he hade to Stevie harsh wether and battle thogh obsticils
David
Sep 17, 2013 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really have liked the book and I will read it again any day.
Zach Heisler
Mar 17, 2017 Zach Heisler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Personal Response:I thought this book was very. I thought it was good, because it showed me how good my life is compared Howard’s. I also thought it was sad, because Howard had a really harsh childhood.

Plot: Howard’s mom ran off to a different state with Howard to be with a man named Leon. Leon was an abusive man. Howard being abused taught him toughness and obedience. Howard ran off to get away from Leon. When Howard was old enough he joined the Navy Seals. Howard had a very high pain tolerance
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Carol Storm
Dec 17, 2016 Carol Storm rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even though ROGUE WARRIOR by Dick Marcinko and LONE SURVIVOR by Marcus Luttrell are more celebrated, to me this is the best Navy SEAL memoir ever written.

The thing that makes this account so moving is that the narrator doesn't insist on doing an enormous amount of trash talking about his own macho greatness, or any talk radio style bloviating about the failures of the mainstream liberal media. Instead he tells the story of his life, starting with an unbelievably impoverished and abusive childho
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Emerson Severt
Mar 10, 2017 Emerson Severt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The book “ I Am A SEAL Team Warrior” is a great nonfiction novel about a young man who turns into one of the world's most lethal sniper warriors. They start out with Howard Wasdin as a child. He grew up rough. His dad left him and his mom when he was an infant. So, Wasdin had a stepdad. His step dad beat him all the time. His parents were always drunk and were doing things that put Wasdin in dangerous situations. Anyways, as he grows up he learns to never forget to to the tiniest of clean
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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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