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NO EASY DAY: The killing of Bin Laden

September 5th, 2012 Posted in Military, The SandGram v1.0


I should say “Not enough book” would be a better title… and I only say that because this was a page burner book, well written, a solid story and like he says, a first hand account of the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

I can remember walking back to my hotel room in Kauai when I received a text from a good friend of mine John Stanbery.  “Taco, they killed Bin Laden”

First thought was John was joking, then after a few more texts, it became clear that this was no prank, they had finally done it.

My thoughts wandered to a High School friend who had been on the teams for 20 years on the East Coast, I wondered if he was involved?  When we met up for drinks one night later on, he told me “all the reports in the media are wrong but you will never hear the true story and that’s all I have to say about that.”

Well, this book, while I’m sure has the DEVGRU pissed and all the “Quiet Professionals” upset; I can only say THANK YOU for setting the record straight.  “Mark” puts his thoughts into this book and allows the average guy like me to experience for just a day, what it’s like to be an operator.

I can’t thank him enough for allowing this and at the same time only wish him the best as his life is now a complete mess.  Every fricking Jihadist, Muslim pond sucker will be gunning for him as pay back for the death of that coward Osama Bin Laden (May he burn in hell) because his name could not stay secret.

This book is worth every penny but getting back to my first sentence, this book is not enough… “Mark” please tell more stories because I know that you will inspire a whole new generation to pursue Special Ops as a job and desire.

I have read other books written by SEALs and they only amaze me more and more with each novel I read.  If you have read “Lone Survivor” and “American Sniper” then you get a feel for what it took to become a SEAL.  As you read this book, it becomes more of a Masters Program on the progression of being a Special Operator in (DEVGRU) within the SEALs who are already the best of the best mind you!!

He glosses over the whole operation from start to finish.  He was on the H-60 that crashed in the courtyard and showed how one can overcome and improvise in the face of adversity.  They always say that the best plan is only that until first contact with the enemy.

I promise if you buy this book you will not be let down.  While it’s like the Titanic (you know the boat sinks) and the outcome in this case, Osama is dead, it gives you the first hand account from the man himself.

“Mark,” You and your brothers are my only hero’s in life and with the anniversary of 9-11 around the corner; I want you to know that we will never forget the sacrifices you and the others have made to keep this country free.

Semper Fi, Taco

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