Doctor of Chiropractic and Seal Team Sniper

I have been hearing a lot about the movie, Lone Survivor, that hit theaters earlier this month. As a general rule, I like to read the book before going to see Hollywood’s adaptation of it, so I went to my bookshelf looking for a copy that I thought I had.

I remembered that +Dr. Reece Hayden had given me a book about a Navy Seal sniper after hearing the author speak, and I had thought that it was Lone Survivor. It wasn’t, but I decided to read the book anyways. I am sure that Dr. Reece told me more about the book when he gave it to me, but for the life of me I could not remember what it was about. Without reading the back cover, or the inside flaps of the dust jacket, I opened it up and started reading from page one.

Seal Team Six

This book was amazing. Seal Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper, written by Howard Wasdin, shares about his childhood that prepared him for the intense training he would receive that would lead to saving his life.  There are multiple experiences that are included in the book, but one of the highlights comes from The Battle of Mogadishu, better known from the 2001 movie, Black Hawk Down. The patriotism, dedication, and resilience that those brave men showed when their life was on the line was awe inspiring.

As the book continued, I was surprised to learn that Howard Wasdin was introduced to chiropractic medicine through his service in the military. He was so impressed with what chiropractic was able to do for him, that he eventually went to Life University (my alma mater) and now practices chiropractic in Jesup, Georgia. Oddly enough, after Googling and Facebook stalking him, I realized that I recognized him from school. He graduated about a year after I did from Life University’s chiropractic program.

Although I still have not read the book, Lone Survivor, or seen the movie, I am glad I picked up this book off my bookshelf and gave it a read. It has given me the opportunity to reflect and remember the sacrifices of so many men that have fought for the freedoms that we enjoy today.

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