Among Heroes: A U.S. Navy SEAL's True Story of Friendship, by John David Mann, Brandon Webb

By John David Mann, Brandon Webb

Now from Brandon Webb, military SEAL sniper and New York Times bestselling writer, comes his own account of the 8 acquaintances and fellow SEALs who made the final word sacrifice.

“Knowing those nice men—who they have been, how they lived, and what they stood for—has replaced my lifestyles. We can’t allow them to be forgotten. So examine those outstanding males, proportion their tales, and research from them as i've got. We’ve mourned their deaths. Let’s have a good time their lives.”—Brandon Webb

As a military SEAL, Brandon Webb rose to the head of the world’s such a lot elite sniper corps, experiencing years of punishing education and wrestle missions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan. among the finest of the simplest, he led the SEALs’ clandestine sniper education application as path supervisor, educating a brand new new release of the world’s best snipers. alongside the best way, Webb served beside, proficient, and supported males he got here to grasp not only as fellow warriors, yet as neighbors and, ultimately, as heroes. Among Heroes supplies his own account of those 8 notable SEALs, who gave fascinated about their comrades—and their country.

Here are the real tales at the back of the impressive valor and abiding humanity of these “sheepdogs” (as they name themselves) who safeguard us from the wolves of the area. Of Matt “Axe” Axelson, who perished at the Lone Survivor project in Afghanistan. Of Chris Campbell, Heath Robinson, and JT Tumilson, who have been one of the thirty-eight casualties of Extortion 17, the Chinook helicopter shot down in August 2011. Of Glen Doherty, Webb’s ally for greater than a decade, killed whereas aiding safe the winning rescue and extraction of yank CIA and nation division diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, on September eleven, 2012; and different shut pals, classmates, and fellow warriors.

In Among Heroes, Webb bargains 8 intensely own profiles of unusual courage—who those males have been, what they stood for, and the way they got here to make the final word sacrifice. those are males who left in the back of powerfully instructive examples of what it ability to be alive—and what it actually capability to be a hero.

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47 Quote from Senior Plans Meeting, Operation Together Forward BCT Employment Options, 29 Jan 2007, slide 18, and see also slide 20. 48 The brigade special troops battalion was a new Army formation within the brigade combat team containing combat support companies such as intelligence and signal and any company-size attachments, such as air defense artillery or military police. 49 The M998 HMMWV evolved from a basic transport vehicle in the 1990s to an armored fighting vehicle in Iraq. 50 A second option was to place a Stryker brigade south of Baghdad.

45 These dangerous 43 Senior Plans Meeting, Operation Together Forward BCT Employment Options: Breaking the Cycle of Sectarian Violence, 29 Jan 2007, slide 11. , slides 11–12. 45 Quotes from Coordinating Draft, HQ MNC-I, Fragmentary Order (FRAGO) XXX [unnumbered draft], Opn Black Rock (3/3 BCT Onward Movement and Integration) to 22 Surging South of Baghdad weapons consisted of charges placed in a tube lined with a concave steel liner and a copper disk over one end. When detonated, the liner channeled the explosion onto the copper disk, which became a deadly projectile capable of piercing vehicle armor.

Intelligence documents, noted that the manufacture of the copper disks required “highly calibrated machine tools” and that stockpiles of Iranian-manufactured disks were found inside Iraq. Michael R. S. Says,” New York Times, 10 Feb 2007. 47 Quote from Senior Plans Meeting, Operation Together Forward BCT Employment Options, 29 Jan 2007, slide 18, and see also slide 20. 48 The brigade special troops battalion was a new Army formation within the brigade combat team containing combat support companies such as intelligence and signal and any company-size attachments, such as air defense artillery or military police.

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