When the Bullet Hits Your Funny Bone: the Essence of a U.S. Navy SEAL 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.
"Billy Allmon's paean to the life and laughs of Navy SEALS hits with the force of a well-placed head shot. A sort of "humor in uniform on steroids," When the Bullet Hits Your Funny Bone lets you share the good and bad times with Allmon and his high-charged buddies as they take on the officious brass, jealous allies and comrades, nasty civilians, and even themselves. Whether training in sunny Southern California or deploying on secret missions, the SEALS bring their own brand of humor with them. A humor that bespeaks the shared hardships in an elite military culture that is often celebrated but little understood." ~ S. W. O'Connell, author of The Patriot Spy.
"Allmon tells of some truly hilarious aspects of SEAL life such as measuring new tadpoles (trainees) for body bags or filling the heavy boats they have to carry around during training with helium. There are many other incidents as you might guess from the title but I won't spoil the book for you by relating them here. I'll simply say that SEALs really understand the meaning of "payback"! Any SEAL who tries to set himself above his buddies is likely to regret it--in spades. Read this book and I'll guarantee you'll laugh!" ~ Darrell Bain, author of Medics Wild
"With Navy SEALs much ballyhoo'ed in the news in the last year, it's good to find out what they're really like. Billy Allmon, a retired SEAL, gives us the insider's look at these elite soldier/sailors. He tells the tale of the formation and history of the SEALs, because he lived it himself. He shows us the laughter, the tears, the hopes and fears and above all, the HUMANITY of the SEALs, as no one else ever could. Fascinating reading, a must for anyone interested in military history or the inside story of this unique breed of warrior."
~ Stephanie Osborn, author of Burnout: the mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281, The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival and The Case of the Displaced Detective: At Speed.