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By John David Mann, Brandon Webb

Now from Brandon Webb, military SEAL sniper and New York Times bestselling writer, comes his own account of the 8 pals and fellow SEALs who made the final word sacrifice.

“Knowing those nice men—who they have been, how they lived, and what they stood for—has replaced my lifestyles. We can’t allow them to be forgotten. So examine those extraordinary males, proportion their tales, and examine from them as i've got. We’ve mourned their deaths. Let’s have a good time their lives.”—Brandon Webb

As a army SEAL, Brandon Webb rose to the head of the world’s so much elite sniper corps, experiencing years of punishing education and wrestle missions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan. top-of-the-line of the simplest, he led the SEALs’ clandestine sniper education software as path supervisor, teaching a brand new iteration of the world’s most sensible snipers. alongside the best way, Webb served beside, expert, and supported males he got here to understand not only as fellow warriors, yet as pals and, finally, as heroes. Among Heroes provides his own account of those 8 outstanding SEALs, who gave fascinated by their comrades—and their country.

Here are the genuine tales in the back of the notable valor and abiding humanity of these “sheepdogs” (as they name themselves) who defend us from the wolves of the area. Of Matt “Axe” Axelson, who perished at the Lone Survivor undertaking in Afghanistan. Of Chris Campbell, Heath Robinson, and JT Tumilson, who have been one of the thirty-eight casualties of Extortion 17, the Chinook helicopter shot down in August 2011. Of Glen Doherty, Webb’s ally for greater than a decade, killed whereas aiding safe the profitable rescue and extraction of yankee CIA and nation division diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, on September eleven, 2012; and different shut neighbors, classmates, and fellow warriors.

In Among Heroes, Webb bargains 8 intensely own profiles of unusual courage—who those males have been, what they stood for, and the way they got here to make the final word sacrifice. those are males who left at the back of powerfully instructive examples of what it capability to be alive—and what it really ability to be a hero.

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8 The historian is presented here as a memorialist, who uses history to preserve important and significant actions for the public memory (ad perpetuam rei memoriam, as the well-known diplomatic formula had it). Like the herald of a chivalric order, whose task it was to record the outstanding actions of its members, the chronicler was anxious to recall notable personal deeds which might serve to inspire or give example to those who came later. 9 Writers of chronicles had different motives in mind when selecting material for inclusion in their texts.

19 Both the manner in which general military activity was presented and the description of the notable acts of named individuals were intended to reflect chivalric values. By stressing the danger of the fight, the length of the encounter, the hard blows exchanged between courageous and determined protagonists, the chronicler was able to convey to the reader something of the thrill of action and the elation and sense of honour achieved in the hour of victory. From the writer’s point of view, associating an outcome largely with the efforts of an individual or a group had the further advantage of attributing huge importance to their fate, in particular to their success.

This tradition placed far greater emphasis on the role to be played by armies, whose successes resulted from preparation, discipline and team-work (all these at the heart of the classical message), which served to draw attention to their role in the wars involving the Swiss and the Burgundians in the 1470s, in the The Reporting of War 29 completion of the Spanish reconquista in the 1480s and in the Italian wars of the 1490s and early 1500s. We observe this same shift in emphasis in England, too.

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