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

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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.

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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.

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Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Publish Date: Apr 2009
ISBN-13: 9780316044691
ISBN-10: 0316044695
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 446
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.0 x 6.75 x 1.25
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An eye opener
2/19/2010

Customer review by viena

5.0 stars 2/19/2010 by viena
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I was referred to this book by a friend. Then I got it at the library. I read it in 24 hrs. It is inspiring and educational. It gave me a rush. So I decided to buy it for my son in law. This book will give you a new heart toward the military, men and women. The entire law enforcement body. They are truly unselfish and outstanding members of our nation, our family. God bless America.

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Great Story, A True Testament To His Friends
5/12/2012

Customer review by Bushnell18

5.0 stars 5/12/2012 by Bushnell18
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The first half of this book is about BUD/S (seal training) which he goes into great detail about, specifically He11 Week. The later half is the actual account of Operation Redwing, from his eyes, as well as snippets that he learned later. Marcus Luttrell really makes you feel his helplessness at not being able to save his team-mates, as well as his sorrow at seeing them die. He also did his duty as the lone survivor and told exactly how much valor and no quit attitude that his team fought and died with. If it was fiction, it wouldn't even be believable how awesome his friends were under fire. I highly recommend this book.

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Lone Survivor
12/30/2010

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5.0 stars 12/30/2010 by rxtech201
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Really intriguing story of Operation Redwing told from firsthand account. Would recommend to anyone who is interested in special forces or Navy Seals training as it tells the story of the selection and training process for the elite teams of Seals.

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O'Fallon, IL
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Lone Survivor
3/5/2010

Customer review by taoyen

5.0 stars 3/5/2010 by taoyen
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Great nonfiction account of the training, struggles, sacrifice and heroics of Marcus Luttrell and our elite Navy Seals in the war in Afghanistan. Well written, "behind the scenes" detail of what happened during a fatal mission and rescue in Afghanistan and the events leading to it. Gripping, emotional perspective of the war and the casualties from both Marcus and the family, loved ones. Marcus also gives some background into the war itself and shares some insight into the Afghan people who are caught in the struggle with the Taliban. The rigorous and demanding Seal training highlights why our Seals are elite and sheds some light on what it takes to become a Seal and join that brotherhood. If you do not appreciate the honor, sacrifice, and love of country from our Seals and Armed Forces already, you certainly will after reading this book.

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great reading
10/29/2009

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5.0 stars 10/29/2009 by bigoaktree
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Great book. Cannot put it down onece you start reading it.

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