9781538701843

Perfectly Wounded A Memoir About What Happens After a Miracle

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  • ISBN13:

    9781538701843

  • ISBN10:

    1538701847

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2022-06-14
  • Publisher: Twelve
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Summary

The incredible true story of former Navy SEAL Mike Day, who survived being shot twenty-seven 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 twenty-seven 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 fifty-five 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.

Author Biography

Senior Chief Petty Officer Mike Day proudly served twenty-one years and three months as a U.S. Navy SEAL. Mike's greatest work came after his retirement when he led over three hundred of his fellow warriors as a Special Operation Command Wounded Warrior Advocate. Mike continues to lead and train other military Special Operations personnel and law enforcement professionals as a tactical training instructor. He is the founder of Warrior Tribe, a non-profit organization that provides resiliency programming for young people, veterans, and trauma survivors, and regularly speaks at corporations and schools on the power of human connection and developing resiliency skills.

He is a frequent guest speaker on behalf of the Navy SEAL Foundation and other organizations. Mike's military awards include the Navy Cross; two Bronze Stars, one with Valor; a Purple Heart; and a number of other accommodations. His community service awards include the 2019 Heirs to the Republic: Freedom Fighter award, and the 2008 Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs award.

Robert Vera's first book, A Warrior's Faith, became a best-seller and earned the publishing industry's 2016 Illumination Award for Best Memoir. Prior to his writing career, he worked as a Staff Assistant to a United States Senator where he managed military and veteran constituent services. Robert transitioned from government into investment banking then founded a successful software company.

Robert serves as the Honorary Commander of the 161st Air Force National Guard Squadron stationed in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the Founder of the Institute for Transformation, a non-profit servant leadership training organization. Robert is a mentor to a group of veterans and leads warriors on an annual expedition across the Grand Canyon. He is married with children and lives in Phoenix, Arizona where works as a professional author and speaker.

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