SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper by Howard E. WasdinSPOILER ALERT
I found this book OK at first but then I got bored by listening to Wasdins hypocrisy. I hate the damn liberal media, oh unless I am trying to make a buck selling my book, then they are OK. He talks about how he respects all the other soldiers and then goes on to say how much better his SEALs and Delta are. He talks about how in Somalia they did not hang out with the Rangers because they were above them. Then, later goes on, many times, saying how they fought bravely. Pretty condescending if you ask me.
He and his buddies beat up a Tunisian guy in a bar for criticizing the USA, then they beat up the bouncer when he tries to stop them from leaving. When the cops arrive they take them on. I guess he takes his oath to defend the US Constitution (freedom of speech) seriously. Oh, and when they finally go their court date the judge dismissed all charges based on the fact that they are serving our country. I am pretty sure that joining the service, no matter how elite, does not make you above the law. I guess Wasdin and the judge disagree.
He also talks about brands (sunglasses and knives and pants) more than my sister did when we were in high school, and that was a lot.
I especially like when he goes to a church Brother after he has killed someone about how it will affect his time in eternity. He is assured that it wont affect him negatively. OK, I guess this brother knows all. I will never question the morals of what I am doing again. Brother Ron said its OK. And he must be right. It is pretty weird how he can ask one guy if its OK (as if he is asking god himself) and when he gets an answer he likes he accepts it as truth.
Oh, then there are the animals that he klls for fun. He stomps a captured rat with his foot. Kills many Kangaroos, one wild pig, a deer, gazelles, and impala, and tortures a goat or two by shooting and stabbing it in multiple locations. The goat torture was to learn how to save other soldiers. I am sure the best way to learn how to save a human being from a gunshot is to practice on goats.
The guy sounds like a jerk, and since he write the book Im guessing its pretty accurate on that account.
I have a friend that was a NAVY Seal and know a guy that was in SF in Norway, and found them to be more than professional and mature. They knew how to have fun but would never start a fight. They would fight to win if they had no other choices but they were always the ones saying lets just walk away.
I enjoyed reading about the training and the missions but I did not like who I was reading about, especially his arrogance.
Finally, the fact is that the book is pretty poorly written. My review is probably poorly written but then I an a scientist not a writer. If you like this kind of book I really recommend Jarhead. Its a better book and the writing is very good. The author is also more likable.
Here is another funny thing. On goodreads I have only received agreeing comments on this review. I posted the same review on Kindle/Amazon and people were angry. I was berated and ridiculed as unpatriotic.
11 Quotes To Remember When You Feel Lost In Life
At some point or another, we all feel a little bit lost in life. With so many decisions to make, so many unknowns making us question our existence, and so many responsibilities to juggle, our vision can sometimes become clouded. Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come. Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us. Trust the process, and count on your friends and family when times get rough.
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There are many reasons why sometime we feel empty and lost inside. Whatever the case, you should not allow yourself to get stuck in this lost state.
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old being lost quotes, being lost sayings, and being lost proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources. Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. Henry David Thoreau. I got lost but look what I found. Irving Berlin. In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost. Dante Alighieri.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "lost" Showing of 1, From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring. One is to lose your heart's desire.