Among Heroes: A U.S. Navy Seal's True Story of Friendship, Heroism, and 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.
John David Mann's diverse career has made him a thought leader in several different industries. In 1986 he founded and wrote for Solstice, a journal on health, nutrition and environmental issues; his series on the climate crisis (yes, he was writing about this back in the eighties) was selected for national reprint in Utne Reader. In 1992 John helped write and produce the underground bestseller The Greatest Networker in the World, by John Milton Fogg, which became the defining book in its industry and sold over 1 million copies in eight languages. During the 1990s, John built a multimillion-dollar sales organization of over 100,000 people. He was cofounder and senior editor of the Upline journal and editor in chief of Network Marketing Lifestyles and Networking Times.
John is an award-winning author whose writings have earned the Nautilus Award, the Axiom Business Book Award (Gold Medal), and Taiwan’s Golden Book Award for Innovation. His books are published in two dozen languages and have sold more than 2 million copies. In addition to coauthoring the national bestseller The Go-Giver and Go-Givers Sell More with Bob Burg, he is also coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers The Red Circle with Brandon Webb and Flash Foresight with Daniel Burrus and the national bestsellers The Slight Edge with Jeff Olson and Real Leadership with John Addison. His Take the Lead with Betsy Myers, which was named Best Leadership Book of 2011 by Tom Peters and the Washington Post.
SEALs Family Praise for "Among Heroes" This is more than a collection of stories about eight SEALs who gave their lives for their country. It also shows us the humanity of each of these men. Jack Scott, Father of Dave Scott I know now that I m not alone in carrying Dave in my heart, my mind, my soul, and that gives me great comfort. Because, despite the enormous cavern I ve carved out for him in my heart, I know it isn t enough to contain all of him; it will take more hearts than mine alone. Kat Colvert, Widow of Dave Scott Thank you, Brandon and John, for sharing Glen s story. We hope he will continue to inspire others to live large. Katie Quigley, Sister of Glen Doherty I am honored that John s story, and all these great men s stories, have been preserved. Jackie Zinn, Widow of John Zinn You have blessed us by capturing the personality of the amazing man who graced our family for almost thirty-seven years. Cindy Campbell, Sister of Chris Campbell To his family, Matthew was always a person worthy of emulating. It s a comforting and inspiring thing for us to know that others feel the same way, too. Donna Axelson, Mother of Matt Axelson " Among Heroes "hits the common thread among all these fine young men. Mikey wasn t a superman, he was entirely human. It s just that these guys were willing to give the last spark inside themselves to protect each other and their country, or die trying. Michael Bearden, Sr., Father of Mike Bearden
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