Among Heroes

Among Heroes

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Now 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. a€œKnowing these great mena€”who they were, how they lived, and what they stood fora€”has changed my life. We cana€™t let them be forgotten. So read about these amazing men, share their stories, and learn from them as I have. Wea€™ve mourned their deaths. Leta€™s celebrate their lives.a€a€”Brandon Webb As a Navy SEAL, Brandon Webb rose to the top of the worlda€™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 SEALsa€™ clandestine sniper training program as course manager, instructing a new generation of the worlda€™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 comradesa€”and their country. Here are the true stories behind the remarkable valor and abiding humanity of those a€œsheepdogsa€ (as they call themselves) who protect us from the wolves of the world. Of Matt a€œAxea€ 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, Webba€™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 couragea€”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 alivea€”and what it truly means to be a hero. INCLUDES PHOTOSWhen I was still on active duty I had bumped into some guys from Blackwater in Las Vegas at the annual SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show, a major military/hunting industry trade event, and asked them why they hadna#39;t done aanbsp;...

Title:Among Heroes
Author:Brandon Webb, John David Mann
Publisher:Penguin - 2015-05-26


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