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

Marcus Luttrell


4 US military SEALS departed one transparent evening in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance challenge. Their activity used to be to rfile 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 army SEALS made it out alive.

This is the tale of the single survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL hearth group chief Marcus Luttrell, and the intense firefight that resulted in the biggest dying in American military SEAL historical past. His squadmates fought valiantly beside him until eventually he was once the one one left alive, blasted by means of an RPG right into a position the place his pursuers couldn't locate him. Over the subsequent 4 days, extraordinarily injured and presumed useless, Luttrell crawled for miles throughout the mountains and was once 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 trials of SEAL education, the place he and his fellow SEALs came across what it took to affix the main elite of the yank precise 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 conflict.

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