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

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A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE BESTSELLER, SEAL TEAM SIX

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. I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior is the dramatic tale of how Howard Wasdin overcame a tough childhood to live his dream and enter the excit

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Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Jordan K
I thought it was a little sad in the beggining of him getting abused by his step dad and then it got intense and sad at the end. I though it was a very well written book. The best biography I have ever read!
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 rated it it was ok
It was okay, and at some parts even good. But other parts were not good. The ending ruined the book.
AshtonT
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was actually my first experience dipping my feet into the realm of biography novels. I am happy however that this was my first book in the genre. This book gave me a rush of emotions as I experienced Howard's roller coaster of a life. As he goes through life he always experiences some sort of adversity in his path. Though some are mountains he is still able to overcome them and inspire me to do the same. Because of this I would recommend this book to anyone above the age of 12 who woul ...more
Caleb Davis
Jan 10, 2013 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
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Mark
Jul 01, 2012 rated it liked it
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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 rated it it was amazing
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
Teri
Jun 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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Katy Avoli-miller
Jul 23, 2012 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
Oliver C
Nov 30, 2014 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
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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 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book. It tells the hardships of the military and how they cope with it.
Trevor Fletcher
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I really enjoyed the book, I am a SEAL Team Six Warrior: Memoirs of an American Soldier by Howard E. Wasdin, because I find the military interesting. I am amazed that men were willing to possibly give up their lives for this country. I should have started to read this book earlier, so I had more time. It really opened my eyes to what Special Forces have to go through and what kind of training they do.

Plot:
This book was a true story about the life of a Navy Seal. It began in his
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Landon Buchholtz
Personal Response: I thought I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior was a great book. It kept me reading and never got boring. The fact that it was all a true story really made me want to read more and learn about Howard Wasdin's adventure as a member of SEAL Team Six. I like this book because my Grandfather was in the Marines. I like how it is all about a real life. The book is written better than any other I have read.

Plot: Howard Wasdin wanted to be in armed forces. He grew up in Florida and had a rou
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Jack Devlin
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thought this book was pretty good. It was filled with lots of action and details about the Seal training and missions they go on. One of that boring parts is when the author kept saying the names of the vehicle he was in. But, I enjoyed all the details about training and when he was deployed.

I would suggest to someone that likes action, information and someone that might be interested in joining the Navy. In my opinion I thought it was a well written book, but some parts were a little slow an
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Tyler S.
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I think this book was pretty good. It got very descriptive at times for the setting of the story. What he went through was just plain amazing to read. The only thing I didn't like about it was that some of the memoirs weren't completed and had cliffhangers. but overall, I would recommend to someone else. ...more
Samuel Pergitone
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am a SEAL Team Six Warrior is a great book for anyone who wants to be engaged and entertain throughout a whole book. This book was not only exciting but also very meaningful. Starting with training, Wasdin tells us about how hard training was and how much he pushed himself giving details about every little thing so we can fully understand. Then the missions come around and the book gets even more exciting as we follow Howard to everything he goes through. Everything in this story is written ca ...more
Jack O'Shaughnessy
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I overall liked this book and all the memories he shared with the reader. This novel sparked interest with me learning about being a seal and was very informational.
STaNLEy
May 09, 2016 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
Tristen Wieters
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: males between 16 and 60
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Van Ferragamo
Jan 02, 2018 rated it liked it
The book wasn’t terrible it supplied the reader with a lot of knew knowledge about being and training to be a SEAL. The author also the main character had his fair share of troubles as a kid and his life goal was to become a SEAL Team Six operative. This task was definitely not easy for Wasdin. He had to go through the toughest military training there is called BUD/S. After that he became a member of SEAL Team Two and went to fight in operation desert storm. Until he finally made it into SEAL Te ...more
Bryce Bastar
Nov 05, 2015 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
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Kalin
Dec 18, 2015 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
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Daniel P
Jan 06, 2015 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
Rob D'angelo
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Zachary Peeters
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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 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
Jordan Amerson
Mar 06, 2013 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
Zaid
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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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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