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Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Howard Wasdin talks about the world of Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers and describes his experience fighting in Mogadishu, Somalia. In SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper he chronicles his extensive training, beginning with the grueling selection process of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S)—the toughest and longest military training in the world, his combat experiences in Operation Desert Storm, and the Battle of Mogadishu, as it become known, which left 18 American soldiers dead and 73 wounded, including Wasdin.

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Howard Wasdin

Comments [6]

David from Atlanta

What a dreadful interview. I was hoping to learn what it's like to become a Navy Seal, and what his rescue\combat missions were like.

Leonard, you are becoming the latest Larry King. Please retire.

May. 27 2011 10:42 PM
Robert Webb from North Arlington, NJ

I was very surprised when Leonard mentioned the Marines during this interview, It is the first time I could "hear" a guests' face turn red on the air.

May. 26 2011 10:53 PM
elaine from queens

thanks, vanessa. small steps.

May. 26 2011 01:01 PM
elaine from queens

seal team 6 is a gov't agency like the cia, fbi. can a private company actually trademark that name even? that's seriously messed up.

May. 26 2011 12:59 PM
Vanessa Alleyne

The Daily Mail reports that the Navy has successfully fought Disney back and obtained the rights to the terms "Seal Team 6 or Navy Seal Team 6."

valley555

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1390828/U-S-Navy-Mickey-Mouse-Disney-drop-bid-trade-mark-SEAL-Team-Six.html

May. 26 2011 12:59 PM
Estelle

Perhaps a lot of women are wondering lately about women as Navy SEALS. I happen to think that as long as a woman can pass the same trials as a man, she should be allowed in. As for potential sexual distraction, it seems the SEALS are trained to be so focused and disciplined that to suggest it would be an issue is actually an insult to the men in these forces.

If you ask a guest, it'll probably get you a LOT of comments! Ha ha!

May. 26 2011 12:49 PM

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