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

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ISBN13: 9780316044691
ISBN10: 0316044695
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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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Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell joined the United States Navy in March 1999, became a combat-trained Navy SEAL in January 2002, and has served in Afghanistan and Iraq. He lives in Texas.

Patrick Robinson is known for his best-selling US Navy-based novels and his autobiography of Admiral Sir Sandy Woodward, One Hundred Days, was an international bestseller. He lives in England and spends his summers in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where he and Luttrell wrote LONE SURVIVOR.

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sam.gomez54, June 8, 2010 (view all comments by sam.gomez54)
Lone Survivor, is the most exhilarating books I have ever read. It shows that brothers don't need to be in blood. It shows how compassion and a purpose helps you push through. This is Operation Red Wing. Operation Red Wing was led by Navy SEAL's and the leader of the group Marcus Lutrell. They were sent to kill a Taliban terrorist that had lots and lots of power. On their way to the journey they are ambushed by 150 Taliban soldiers, they are outnumbered 150 to 5. His "brothers" fought valiantly and courageously beside him, but did not make it. Marcus was the last alive. A RPG blast blew down the face of a mountain leaving him terribly injured and presumed dead. This is my favortie part and the most exhilarating part to me. This is only when the adventure starts. And to add on top of this its all a TRUE story. Read, Lone Surviovr, by Marcus Lutrell.
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The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
Little, Brown and Company
Luttrell, Marcus
Robinson, Patrick
General Biography
Navy Seals; Naval warfare; Navy history; Afghan War; War memories; Personal narrative; Military history; Combat; U.S. Navy; Special forces; War heroes
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Mass market paperback
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7 x 4.25 x 1.5 in 0.5 lb

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