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Service: A Navy Seal at Warby Marcus Luttrell
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Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him-and he would have readily done the same for them. As he recuperated, he wondered why he and others, from America's founding to today, had been willing to sacrifice everything-including themselves-for the sake of family, nation, and freedom.
In Service, we follow Marcus Luttrell to Iraq, where he returns to the battlefield as a member of SEAL Team 5 to help take on the most dangerous city in the world: Ramadi, the capital of war-torn Al Anbar Province. There, in six months of high-intensity urban combat, he would be part of what has been called the greatest victory in the history of U.S. Special Operations forces. We also return to Afghanistan and Operation Redwing, where Luttrell offers powerful new details about his miraculous rescue. Throughout, he reflects on what it really means to take on a higher calling, about the men he's seen lose their lives for their country, and the legacy of those who came and bled before.
A thrilling war story, Service is also a profoundly moving tribute to the warrior brotherhood, to the belief that nobody goes it alone, and no one will be left behind.
In SERVICE, bestselling author Marcus Luttrell turns his focus from his own experiences as a combat-trained Navy SEAL to the nature of service on America's battlefields and the soldiers who give their lives to defend their nation and each other.
Still fresh from Operation Ramadi in Iraq and Operation Redwing in Afghanistan, Luttrell retired from the SEALS and began the turbulent transition back to civilian life, embarking on a quest to understand why a rare few choose to dedicate their lives to the protection of their country for a cause that is both abstract and deeply personal. Touring the country and connecting with veterans of all generations, he met with military from all the service branches--Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines--with the hope of making their stories known.
SERVICE spans the entire spectrum of modern U.S. military history, from World War II to the present, and touches the signature locales that define our martial tradition, from West Point to the Naval Academy to the quiet footfalls of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A powerful narrative about the unbreakable ties that bind together America's brotherhood of battle, SERVICE is a timeless tribute to American military service.
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