In a previous post, we shared that readers are clamoring for more books on the Navy SEALs, including their personal memoirs about life in the Navy’s elite.
Another such memoir is set for release on Tuesday, April 10. The book, entitled “The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps, and How I Trained America’s Deadliest Marksmen,” is by former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb. Marcus Luttrell wrote the Foreword.
In the book, co-written by professional co-author John David Mann, Webb said: “Not surprisingly, the public suddenly wants to know more about the traditionally secretive world of Special Operations, and rightly so. I hope my own story will provide an instructive window into that unseen world.”
Webb shares with readers his own motivation, as well as personal experiences regarding the arduous journey towards earning the SEAL trident and becoming a SEAL sniper.
He also takes readers to the mountains and caves of Afghanistan, as the SEALs went on their missions to search for insurgents, and the weapons and information that they leave behind.
An excerpt shares: “Those first few hours going deep into those caves and tunnels were intense. We had no idea exactly what we’d find in there. We didn’t know if we would run into anyone, or if there was possibly an ambush lying in wait for us, or if the caves were booby-trapped. … Fortunately we did not encounter a single person — but we were stunned at how much we found in the way of materiel. There were massive amounts of ordnance, ammo, and fuel, stacked floor to ceiling. They had stocked up on some big hardware, too, including tanks and other Soviet-era combat vehicles.”