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Perfectly Wounded

By: Mike Day, Admiral William H. McRaven - foreword, Robert Vera
Narrated by: Mike Day
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Publisher's summary

The incredible true story of former Navy SEAL Mike Day, who survived being shot 27 times while deployed in Iraq.

On the night of April 6, 2007, in Iraq's Anbar Province, Senior Chief Mike Day, his team of Navy SEALs, and a group of Iraqi scouts were on the hunt for a high-level al-Qaeda cell. Day was the first to enter a 12x12 room where four terrorist leaders were waiting in ambush. When the gunfight was over, he took out all four terrorists in the room, but not before being shot 27 times and hit with grenade shrapnel.

Miraculously, Day cleared the rest of the house and rescued six women and children before walking out on his own to an awaiting helicopter, which flew him to safety.

While in the hospital, the Navy SEAL lost 55 pounds in two weeks. It took almost two years for Day to physically recover from his injuries, although he still deals with pain. Like so many veterans, doctors diagnosed Day with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury - the invisible wounds of war.

Perfectly Wounded is the remarkable story of an American hero whose incredible survival defies explanation and whose blessed life of service continues in the face of unimaginable odds.

©2020 Douglas Michael Day (P)2020 Hachette Audio

Critic reviews

"Inspiring.... Readers interested in care programs for returning veterans will find Day's account invaluable." (Kirkus, starred review)

"A memoir that goes beyond war - one that shares a story of awe-inspiring resiliency, courage, healing, and love on a thousand levels." (Major Scott A. Huesing, USMC (ret.), best-selling author of Echo in Ramadi)

"Mike Day is the living embodiment of the American fighting spirit, a true warrior who exemplifies intestinal fortitude, drive, and compassion. This book is a genuine display of the kind of 'never quit, no matter the odds' attitude that simply cannot be taught. PERFECTLY WOUNDED is the story of an American hero who always stayed in the fight, no matter what was thrown at him." (D. McBurnett, US Navy SEAL (ret.), author of Uncommon Grit: A Photographic Journey Through Navy SEAL Training)