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The March 15, 2014, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation retired US Navy SEAL, Billy Allmon, the author of When the Bullet Hits Your Funny Bone: The Essence of a U.S. Navy SEAL.
Billy Allmon is “a retired Navy SEAL and honorably served his country from 1969 to 1993. He retired as a chief petty officer, and is a combat veteran of three wars. While in the SEALs, Mr. Allmon participated in numerous covert and overt missions around the world in support of US and foreign governments, militaries, and other official agencies.” Billy Allmon is the author of When the Bullet Hits Your Funny Bone: The Essence of a U.S. Navy SEAL.
According to the book description of When the Bullet Hits Your Funny Bone: The Essence of A U.S. Navy Seal, it “is a collection of true events about the author's time in U.S. Navy SEAL Teams and how SEALs use their humor to cope with all sorts of tragic events that they experience in their professional careers. This book offers the reader a personal glimpse into the minds of America's most elite warriors. The stories explain how SEALs bond with each other to become brothers-in-arms through their difficult training and tactical missions. This book also explains why SEALs use extreme humor, on themselves and others, in order to cope with a job that places these professional warriors face to face with death on almost a daily basis. There are are those who say that it is not logical to run into the face of danger, perhaps that explains why most people think that SEALs are crazy. We prefer to look danger in the eye and not run from it, perhaps this also explains why there are not so many of us. When The Bullet Hits Your Funny Bone takes the reader on an emotional roller-coaster ride of tragedy and laughter, giving the reader a complete inner circle view into the professional and personal lives of America's most elite warriors.
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