This is a memoir of Howard Wasden, Navy Seal Team Two member; written by Howard and co-written with a friend and Seal Team member. The Seal Team is impressive. There is no doubt about that, and Im so appreciative of their dedication and hard work (just surviving Seal training is incredible). I didnt know much about the Seal Team, and nothing about Seal Team Six, prior to reading the book. Im even more impressed now.
The first half of the book is so full of Howards super-human exploits and arrogance, that I didnt think I could stomach him or his attitude enough to get through the entire book. But I wanted to know more about the Seals, so I stuck it out, and Im glad I did. The second half of the book covers the 93 Battle at Mogadishu. Its terrifying and awful. How anyone makes it through something like that without arrogance and cockiness. I just dont know if its possible. Howard relates the events that follow: retuning home, recovering, retiring from the Navy, being a civilian and dealing with the depression that so many of our soldiers deal with after such horrific experiences. I really was in Howards corner by the end of the book.