AMONG HEROES

AMONG HEROES                                   BRANDON WEBB, JOHN DAVID MANN

Among Heroes: A U.S. Navy SEAL's True Story of Friendship, Heroism, and the Ultimate SacrificeNow from Brandon Webb, Navy SEAL sniper and New York Times bestselling author, comes his personal account of the eight friends and fellow SEALs who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“Knowing these great men—who they were, how they lived, and what they stood for—has changed my life. We can’t let them be forgotten. So read about these amazing men, share their stories, and learn from them as I have. We’ve mourned their deaths. Let’s celebrate their lives.”—Brandon Webb

As a Navy SEAL, Brandon Webb rose to the top of the world’s most elite sniper corps, experiencing years of punishing training and combat missions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan. Among the best of the best, he led the SEALs’ clandestine sniper training program as course manager, instructing a new generation of the world’s top snipers. Along the way, Webb served beside, trained, and supported men he came to know not just as fellow warriors, but as friends and, eventually, as heroes. Among Heroes gives his personal account of these eight extraordinary SEALs, who gave all for their comrades—and their country.

Here are the true stories behind the remarkable valor and abiding humanity of those “sheepdogs” (as they call themselves) who protect us from the wolves of the world. Of Matt “Axe” Axelson, who perished on the Lone Survivor mission in Afghanistan. Of Chris Campbell, Heath Robinson, and JT Tumilson, who were among the thirty-eight casualties of Extortion 17, the Chinook helicopter shot down in August 2011. Of Glen Doherty, Webb’s best friend for more than a decade, killed while helping secure the successful rescue and extraction of American CIA and State Department diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012; and other close friends, classmates, and fellow warriors.

In Among Heroes, Webb offers eight intensely personal profiles of uncommon courage—who these men were, what they stood for, and how they came to make the ultimate sacrifice. These are men who left behind powerfully instructive examples of what it means to be alive—and what it truly means to be a hero.

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HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This was a nice book about the lives of men that both Mr. Webb served with or knew and all were Navy Seals. Some passed away from training accidents, some from deployments and some were already out of the service but still doing work for the government, example Glenn Doherty who went into Benghazi to help former Seal Ty Woods and others. Each chapter is a memoir of their life and joy had while they were doing what they loved, and also about the family they each left behind. He really did not go into detail about the way each one passed especially if there was or is a controversy surrounding the incident like Benghazi, and Extortion 17, where he knew three of the men that died that fateful day. Went with all of that this book was still good as a testament to the men and their legacy and hopefully for some even their family. I am not going to get into each and every little thing because each one of these men sacrificed themselves for our country and being a son of a WWII vet that is what is important. A fine book of stories of a friend honoring his friends.  I give this 4 stars.

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