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WHAT’S MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE ENEMY?
To a Navy SEAL, the answer is…his buddies, when they play practical jokes.
SEAL Billy Allmon is a veteran of three wars. In them, he formed the deep brotherhood bonds that only sharing harrowing experiences can forge. But more than that, he is the veteran of countless practical jokes, most of which were perpetrated on the very brothers whose lives he had saved, or they his.
If you thought war was hell, wait until you learn what it’s like being the buddy of a Navy SEAL.
There have been many books written about the U.S. Navy SEALs. However, in this book I want to concentrate on the humorous side of the Navy SEALs. I feel that there are enough books and movies out there about the blood, guts, and gore of combat. Besides, just about every Navy SEAL (and non-SEALs) would much rather laugh than read about, or hear about, catastrophically harmful events.
Anyone who has been in combat, has been a police officer, first responder, firefighter, worked in the ER of a hospital, a burn center, or a cancer ward—those are the kinds of people I feel would much rather laugh than to sit down and read a book about all the stories of pain, fear, and death.
So, what is it about “dark” humor that is funny? Some may feel that the practical jokes within this book are childish, not funny, or even uncalled for, given the situation and the profession that the stories encompass—scenarios in which all Navy SEALs must work. To those people, I say: You are truly blessed for living such a comfortable life. You have been sheltered from all the ugliness that surrounds you.
I would also presume to say that your career is not in the field of saving or protecting people’s lives within the United States, or in any other country overseas. Consequently, you may lack the exposure to life’s ugliness, which would provide you with a keen insight into the kind of understanding that is sometimes needed for gallows humor.
Great Reviews for Billy Allmon's first book
When the Bullet Hits Your Funny Bone: The Essence of a Navy SEAL
by Amazon Customer
BUY THIS BOOK!!!!!!
You will not be sorry buying this book. I read it in one day because I wanted to know what these very special warriors, who protect our country, would get into next, and who the next poor soul was going to be made to suffer. Working in the ER, we see a lot of horrific sights, and humor is our only escape from such tragedies. Billy, I love your book! It allowed me to escape from reality for a short while. However, I want you to know that all I have to do is think about one of your chapters and I am laughing again. I have shared your stories with a few of my coworkers and they are also going to buy your book! God bless you for keeping us free, and for your funny stories that you have shared. Laugher is indeed the best medicine.
"Good read! When you see/do what these guys do the pranks are off the chain sometimes. Great bunch of heroes that enjoy life to the fullest!"
"If you want to read a book that catches the true essence of a Navy Seal, this is your book. They don't get any better than this. I haven't laughed so hard in years."
by S. James Cook