PERFECTLY WOUNDED MIKE DAY
The incredible true story of former Navy SEAL Mike Day, who survived being shot twenty-seven times while deployed in Iraq.
|When I sat down and began to read this book, I knew I would be in for a ride emotionally. Growing up in a military family and hearing stories passed down from WWI past Vietnam. Here is a book that my father WWII and Korean Vet and his buddies I wished they could have read. Instead, I would sit in a barbershop and listen to these old guys talk of days while drinking beer and when I got older always wondered what really was my father thinking and had gone through.|
Here Chief Day takes you through his journey from childhood trauma through the trials of making it through to having the Trident pounded into your chest. Knowing that the pain, fatigue, exhaustion was and is all worth every bit for it will all be replayed at some point. For him, it would many years later in Afghanistan. Going after a high target and then being in the room being shot multiple times. Having a grenade go off, coming too and seeing your friend and knowing in your mind he is dead, yet you are not but you know you have been hit repeatedly. He was shot 27 times with also a grenade going off. His buddy Clark Schwedler also a Seal took one round in his vest yet the round went straight through. He had a round hit his vest and nothing happened.
You then are taken through his recovery which was years, he gives props to his wife over and over, he also wishes he could have done more for his two daughters looking back not knowing what they were going through. He is honest about his PTSD and then goes into the work he is doing for and with other veterans. Overall, this is an excellent book and very much worth the read. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com