Code Word: Geronimo Hardcover – Sep 20 2011
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I found this graphic novel to be encouraging and uplifting. It provided insight into the teamwork, skills, and operations of an army unit in ways that I had not previously seen.
The book is really two books. The first 80% is composed of the graphic novel which illustrates the work of Seal Team 6 on May 1, 2011, in dispatching Osama Bin Laden as he slept in the upstairs bedroom of his home in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The second part of the book, a narrative, describes the selection, the training, and the character of the men and women who make up Seal Team 6. The Navy Seals are a unique group of soldiers - Seal Team 6 consists of the best of the best Navy seals.
Code Word: Geronimo by Captain Dale Dye and Julia Dewey Dye is a relaxing read of a very tense day in the life of the American military. The work they accomplished in May 2011 was amazing and made me proud to be an American.
This review is based on a free electronic copy of the book provided by the publisher to prepare this unbiased review.
After the graphic novel story, there is an essay by John M. Del Vecchio. He shares a little about the historical reference to the Apache chief Geronimo, a little about Osama bin Ladin, SEAL Team 6, Character, and a bit on lessons learned, unfinished business and closure. In a short book like this, there is nothing in depth, but for many people who know nothing or very little about the SEALs, this is a nice introduction.
The book is dedicated to all of the men and women serving, and especially to SEAL Team 6. A portion of the proceeds are to be donated to the American Veterans Center. The book is meant as a tribute to commemorate the bravery and valor of SEAL Team 6, and with this goal, it does a fine job.
Reviewed by Alain Burrese, J.D., author of Hard Won Wisdom From the School of Hard Knocks.