Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to be very close to Bin Laden with a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days... show more
Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to be very close to Bin Laden with a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive.This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history. His squadmates fought valiantly beside him until he was the only one left alive, blasted by an RPG into a place where his pursuers could not find him. Over the next four days, terribly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell crawled for miles through the mountains and was taken in by sympathetic villagers who risked their lives to keep him safe from surrounding Taliban warriors.A born and raised Texan, Marcus Luttrell takes us from the rigors of SEAL training, where he and his fellow SEALs discovered what it took to join the most elite of the American special forces, to a fight in the desolate hills of Afghanistan for which they never could have been prepared. His account of his squadmates' heroism and mutual support renders an experience that is both heartrending and life-affirming. In this rich chronicle of courage and sacrifice, honor and patriotism, Marcus Luttrell delivers a powerful narrative of modern war.
Publish date: November 19th 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...