Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

Marcus Luttrell


4 US army SEALS departed one transparent evening in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance venture. Their activity used to be to record the task of an al Qaeda chief rumored to be very as regards to Bin encumbered with a small military in a Taliban stronghold. 5 days later, just one of these military SEALS made it out alive.

This is the tale of the single survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL fireplace crew chief Marcus Luttrell, and the extreme firefight that resulted in the most important death in American military SEAL background. His squadmates fought valiantly beside him till he used to be the one one left alive, blasted via an RPG right into a position the place his pursuers couldn't locate him. Over the following 4 days, extraordinarily injured and presumed lifeless, Luttrell crawled for miles during the mountains and used to be taken in through sympathetic villagers who risked their lives to maintain him secure from surrounding Taliban warriors.

A born and raised Texan, Marcus Luttrell takes us from the pains of SEAL education, the place he and his fellow SEALs came upon what it took to hitch the main elite of the yankee specific forces, to a struggle within the desolate hills of Afghanistan for which they by no means might have been ready. His account of his squadmates' heroism and mutual help renders an adventure that's either heartrending and life-affirming. during this wealthy chronicle of braveness and sacrifice, honor and patriotism, Marcus Luttrell can provide a robust narrative of contemporary warfare.

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