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Thursday
May052011

Former Navy SEAL's Book a Quick Bestseller

Howard Wasdin. ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Talk about being at the right place at the right time.

Former Navy SEAL Howard Wasdin has a new book coming out about his experiences entitled Seal Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper, co-authored with Navy veteran Stephen Templin.

The original publishing date was May 24.  However, with interest in the SEALs running high following the successful mission that killed Osama bin Laden, publisher St. Martin's Press is rushing the book to stores this week.

Demand is so great, in fact, that the print run was quadrupled to 70,000 and even that probably won't be enough.  Since Sunday, Seal Team Six has jumped on the Amazon sales ranking from number 20,000 to number five.

Movie rights are also being shopped for the book, which details "the world of Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers" when Wasdin fought in the first Persian Gulf War and was also deployed in Somalia.  He retired 16 years ago.

As for the SEALs who killed the world's most wanted fugitive, Wasdin contends the best gratitude Americans can show is to respect their anonymity, since their lives and those of their family members are at risk.

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