The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday
“The only easy day was yesterday” is a motto or way of life of the United States Navy SEALs. SEALs stands for sea, air, and land which is the work place for Navy SEALs. They are the worlds best maritime special operators. SEAL Team Six is the group that killed Osama Bin Laden. Mark Owen was a member of SEAL Team Six and was on the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden and many other less known missions. In the autobiography No Easy Day, Mark takes us into the world and life of America’s most elite special operations soldier. This book portrays his life story and sheds light into the secretive world of counterinsurgency.
The story starts out in Green Team which is the name of the training process to get into DEVGRU (Shortened name for Special Warfare Development Group) more commonly known as SEAL Team Six. It then jumps back to Alaska and his childhood. Mark tells of how living in Alaska prepared him for the extreme cold he would feel during BUD/s and how he decided to become a SEAL from reading a book in the library about them. Next Mark jumps back to Green Team Training. He describes the intensity of it and the extreme difficulty. From running through rooms guns blazing, to fast roping onto a ship at night the book never slows down. Next we are taken onto a helicopter flying 70 mph into Afghanistan. Mark tells of how they landed on a building and came into contact with the enemy. He killed his first insurgent then and he describes how he felt about it. Next we are off the Iraq where Mark is fighting alongside Delta Force, the armies premiere counterinsurgency unit. We learn of the nightly raids on the enemy. Next we are jumping out of an airplane and then getting picked up by a submarine that takes us to a Naval Ship. We learn about the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean and the amazing sniper shots his teammates took in order to save him. Finally we are in the...
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