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. ...Read MoreFour 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.Read Less
A book everyone should read. When it comes to the real war and what it means is in this book.
Mar 22, 2012
Words From A Silent Warrior
One of the best true life stories about the United States' fabled Silent Warriors, the Navy SEALs! Marcus Luttrell shares his experiences from the toughest military training in the world through an unsuccessful recon mission that claimed three of his fellow warriors: it is a MUST READ for anyone interested in Naval Special Warfare and the SEALs! HOOYAH Marcus!
Nov 17, 2011
Incredible true story
This will give you a realistic view of all that goes in to the training and discipline of our Navy SEALS. We are fortunate that Marcus would put his story into print.
Oct 27, 2011
Liked the book so much, that I bought one for a friend.
Aug 28, 2011
And then there was one...
So far, the second worst special forces disaster in Afghanistan, as detailed by the guy who survived it. Memerizing. And easy to read.
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