Remember Navy SEAL Adam Brown
SEAL Team Six member's remarkable story of bravery
- Duration 7:44
- Date May 29, 2012
SEAL Team Six member's remarkable story of bravery
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Always told where they're going are who their target is.
But Navy SEALs take on the real Mission Impossible assignments.
Navy SEALs are among the most highly trained in the united states military.
-- -- -- -- -- Ruling recruiting process that involves seen air and land training.
The program is designed to be the ultimate test of one's streak -- -- -- historic part.
-- the dropout rate for the 21 week training course it's nearly 70%.
And for those who make.
The missions they must carry out require the ultimate command of physical abilities and -- it's.
The most famous of these missions may 2011.
Navy seal team six carried out the killing of America's number one target.
Osama been on the seals -- -- landed in the compound and masterfully maneuvered their way to bin Laden.
In -- heart pounding -- fight these few brave souls brought to justice the terror mastermind.
But Navy SEALs were involved in another famous mission.
In January 2009.
Navy seal team six rescued captain Richard Phillips.
After his cargo ship the -- Alabama had been hijacked by Somali congress.
Thanks got to thank you very much.
-- -- -- The seals shot and killed three Somali pirates and rescued Phillips was being held come pork.
And these are just conditions that made the headlines Navy SEALs continuously put themselves in high risk situations.
Without the recognition.
Being the silent heroes the nameless faceless sailors.
Who stand up fearlessly against the world's most dangerous threats.
Adam brown was already a navy seal when he was blinded in one -- during a training exercise.
And then lost parts of his fingers on his dominant right hand when his humvee flipped and crashed.
Instead of leaving the military with an -- medical discharge -- -- -- with his left hand and then pass the test to become a member.
Of navy seal team six.
Adam was killed in action in Afghanistan march 17 2010.
His remarkable story of bravery is told in the book fearless.
Joining me now the author of the book Eric bland and lieutenant Brian Walesa who -- with Adam on -- It.
-- captured in the sport -- -- tell me what was it about Adam's story that captivated you and said this ought to be a book.
Well governor -- neither of these guys -- -- like all the -- their gift torn nation and madam story really is a gifted it's inspiring.
Because it takes you from a boy who rose up from his darkest places -- to become a seal.
Let's fast forward let's let's go to humvee accident he mention he.
Was driving from a Kabul towards Kandahar and all the sudden I could shoot crash -- slipping in the areas holding on to the right window.
And lands after the cloud of dust clears his buddies come up and they see Adam giving aid to a guy in the back -- Had his -- and Ford driven through shoulder blade.
Blood everywhere chaotic situation and he said there helping amount and then someone finally realizes after about fifteen minutes hey Adam.
Your fingers and you know your hands messed up bunny.
They were gone I mean they were hanging there by tendons and skin and he was giving aid to this guy he's our guy I'm okay I got it gluten is that we -- we -- get this -- -- -- this machine.
And that's just shows a little snippet and a lot of rhetoric through the compassionate hero -- the humble hero.
And he then after they wrapped up -- tenth place its fingers back and had the bandages.
He picked up his rifle and then held security.
For his own -- after he's been after he's been very very severely injured so this of the type of guy he always put others before himself.
And his story -- that was only back to when he was little kid.
And -- all over the top tier to the tip of the spear seal -- six -- his story again it's it's a gift.
It is a remarkable story Brian -- trained with and served with Adam tell me as a fellow -- what kind of person was -- Adam round and -- always puts a smile on everybody's face she mentioned his name -- Going through training first time I met Adam.
I can remember.
It was a long before my time run for some ever seen him and I saw this guy determined -- and just.
Focused on this four -- time run after -- probably just swam and ran in -- school courses.
And I'm -- come across the finish line announced thrown out -- because you pushed himself so hard and right after that it kind of shook it off and kept going.
I mean kind of I think that in itself.
Was just a great example of no matter how hard he would either get hit or hit himself he'd always come back harder mean Erica mentioned the fact.
And now you -- to governor about the fact of losing his you know it's not just his left hand but he also had to teach himself.
A right hand -- -- eye right eye dominant person you shoot left eye dominant and to do it extremely well is unprecedented what I'd never heard that.
Mean I thought typically if you lost and I particularly that your domino line that -- shooting nine anybody as a shooter understands.
That's not minor it's not just like saying all just look out of the -- what.
I mean it's it's your whole hand eye coordination.
The fact that he could even do it to proficiency of going deer hunting would be pretty significant to be able to still qualify for the seals.
I've never heard anything like that Bryant and it is it it is pretty unusual isn't it.
A president who we see Joseph collapsing machines he would look over to me on along on a run a versatile team for and he be handling that you really -- -- -- hammer.
He had an and he used to celebrate that that that agree that aggressive spirit or the warrior -- actually emulated.
And he resonated from -- -- a kind motivated everyone around him you see now with all the people that are backing the -- the movement and backing family in Kelly.
This these -- a lot of people and his his energy and his warrior spirit is kind of taken it's it's taken amazing -- Amazing routes -- tell me what what was the biggest surprise you found out as you did the research for the book fearless and and when you wrote about Adam brown what was it you just step back and said oh my gosh.
Hit his ability to overcome.
And it and -- I mean he came from the darkest hole you can imagine he was addicted to crack.
Him how many people even can make the navy.
Vs the top -- the tip of the -- seal team most people can't get a job working as a clerk -- a store once had gotten on crack on and I'm not not menu honestly when another car his -- said you know I wouldn't volunteer that you -- more drug I wouldn't volunteer -- you -- eleven felons that you felonies that you and been in jail.
But he said if I'm on the right path I'm gonna tell the truth he and if -- meant to be what I wanna be and -- just to get in the navy he didn't know where he was gonna get and a really that is what it inspired me the most to see how this this kid we all know him we all know Adam brown the kid that was a nice kid to open people's doors that was honest.
Would not -- to his parents.
That one time.
The horrible drug one time you and it turned to the world upside down and then to come back.
And use that energy that daredevil streak in him to channel it into something for good.
But the ultimate levels and never quit never give up.
That's why brown is in fact a miraculous life.
And his legacy will be preserved forever in the wonderful book you've done called fearless.
Perry plans book fearless is available at bookstores everywhere but all of our audience will be getting a copy.