Former Lieutenant Jason Redman had a legendary career as a SEAL, from 1995-2013, and was deployed to Columbia, Peru, Afghanistan and Iraq, where he served as a team assault force commander. In western Iraq alone, he conducted forty capture-kill missions with his men and captured more than 120 Al Qaida insurgent leaders and fighters.
But the high-stakes of combat are only part of his story. In September 2007, while leading a mission against a key senior Al Qaida commander in Iraq, Redman's team was ambushed. He was gravely wounded by an enemy machine gun at point-blank range. Shot twice in the arm and once in the face, Redman nearly died on the battlefield. During the intense recovery that followed-a process that took years and included 37 surgeries and 190 hours under general anesthesia-Redman earned national media attention when he posted a sign on his door at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, telling all those who entered to not "feel sorry for my wounds." The sign became both a statement and a symbol for wounded warriors everywhere. It also earned him an invitation to meet President George W. Bush at the White House and still hangs there to this day.
THE TRIDENT is an intense and unforgettable story of a man's determination to overcome adversity no matter the cost. Redman's story-from his training as a SEAL and the early years when he struggled to find the balance between bravery and bravado, to his near-death and subsequent recovery-is the evolution of a modern warrior, husband, and father. A man who has come to embody the never-say-die spirit that defines this elite fighting force.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2013