From the first pages of Eric Blehm’s book Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown, which tells the story of Adam Brown, a member of the elite SEAL Team SIX, I was hooked. Adam’s personality, from his fearless nature on the football field to his caring way of dealing with students who were bullied, immediately made me think he was the type of person I would have liked to have been friends with in High School. Although Adam was a very charismatic man, he found himself involved in a life filled with drugs and alcohol in his early 20s. He seemed lost and needed direction in his life. Although he recommitted his life to God, he was still struggling with maintaining his sobriety. With that in mind, and childhood memories of seeing the brave acts committed by Navy SEALS, he decided to enlist.
The book is told in both the words of the author and through the interviews of those people who were involved in Adam Brown’s life. This made the book especially poignant, as the feelings and stories from his wife, family, and friends displayed the kind of character Adam possessed even as he gave up his life to save those in his unit.
I am going to recommend this book to my family for reading, as I think the story of Adam Brown’s life is one which should be read to not only remember the sacrifices those in the military make, but also the forgiving nature of God. Although many people would have given up on a person with a background like Adam’s, he is a shining example that even those who had problems in their past can overcome them.
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