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Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 - Patrick Robinson, Marcus Luttrell
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
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On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less... show more
On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less then twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs remained alive. This is the story of fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle in the mountains that led, ultimately, to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history. But it is also, more than anything, the story of his teammates, who fought ferociously beside him until he was the last one left-blasted unconscious by a rocket grenade, blown over a cliff, but still armed and still breathing. Over the next four days, badly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell fought off six al Qaeda assassins who were sent to finish him, then crawled for seven miles through the mountains before he was taken in by a Pashtun tribe, who risked everything to protect him from the encircling Taliban killers. A six-foot-five-inch Texan, Leading Petty Officer Luttrell takes us, blow-by-blow, through the brutal training of America's warrior elite and the relentless rites of passage required by the Navy SEALs. He transports us to a monstrous battle fought in the desolate peaks of Afghanistan, where the beleaguered American team plummeted headlong a thousand feet down a mountain as they fought back through flying shale and rocks. In this rich , moving chronicle of courage, honor, and patriotism, Marcus Luttrell delivers one of the most powerful narratives ever written about modern warfare-and a tribute to his teammates, who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316067591 (0316067598)
ASIN: 316067598
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 386
Edition language: English
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She Reads Too Much
She Reads Too Much rated it
5.0 Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
I literally spent the last two hours of this audiobook in tears. Crying out loud, tears.On Goodreads, I don't get political. Personally I don't feel this is the right place for it. While I respect others that might; I simply don't feel the need to engage in that sort of discussion with pretty much a...
charlton
charlton rated it
5.0 Lone Survivor
I thought the book was great.He talks about his family in east Texas and why he wanted to become a SEAL.Then he talks about the training one has to go through to actually become a SEAL,and there is a lot.In fact there is a real brotherhood.When they arrive in Afghanistan there are multiple missions ...
For Those About to Read
For Those About to Read rated it
5.0 Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
First of all, I just want to say that I have an incredible amount of respect for our military. Two of my uncles were in Vietnam with numerous other uncles and cousins serving in the armed forces. I support every single soldier whether they have been in combat or not. No matter what their job is, eac...
Krycek
Krycek rated it
3.0 Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson
In 2005 a team of US Navy SEALs conducting a mission in north-eastern Afghanistan encountered heavy opposition from Taliban forces. After receiving catastrophic losses, an additional team of SEALs designated as a Quick Reaction Force (QRF) was flown in on a chopper operated by the US Army's 160th SO...
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4.0 Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
a work referenced in Sebastian Junger's War and Sean Parnell's Outlaw Platoon, Luttrell's piece has already become part of the Afghan "canon," and describes in vivid detail a behind-enemy-lines mission that results in the decimation* (in the modern sense) of a SEAL team.* note decimation in the Roma...
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