Surviving SEAL tells story of deadly mission

GreatAmerican

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In the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, 4 SEALs made a tough choice. Only one lived to tell

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/06/navy_sealbook_070618w/

With the midday sun beating down on them near the top of a mountain in eastern Afghanistan, four Navy SEALs faced an agonizing decision.

Their mission, to reconnoiter a village where a Taliban leader was thought to be holed up, had just been compromised by three goatherds who had almost tripped over the commandos. Now the SEALs were holding the goatherds — one a young teenager — at gunpoint and deciding whether to kill them or let them go....


Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell has written a new book, 'Lone Survivor,' about his experience in Afghanistan in Operation Red Wing, in which the three other SEALs on his team were killed.

 

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Even if it is fiction, it will make great classroom leadership and ethics debates.
 

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"It was the stupidest, most southern-fried, lamebrained decision I ever made in my life," he writes in the book. "I must have been out of my mind. I had actually cast a vote which I knew could sign our death warrant. I'd turned into a f---ing liberal, a half-assed, no-logic nitwit, all heart, no brain, and the judgment of a jackrabbit."
I can only imagine what is going to be said about this man by those whose characteristics he ascribed to himself. :frown:
 

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"The Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell

I listened to an audio book "The Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell on a recent car trip. What an incredible story! It helped me to understand the type of war we are facing in Afghanistan. It also explained how liberal politicians and liberal media stories can endanger our military efforts.

This true story of Navy Seals demonstrates the courage and commitment our military personnel exhibit. It makes me proud that my son aspires to such commitment to our country.

It is definitely a non-fiction book worth reading (or listening to). If the movie comes out, it will probably not do justice to the book.
 

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And what does he get for it? Some dirtbags shot his dog.

Sometimes there really is no justice in the world. :mad:

If the movie comes out, it will probably not do justice to the book.
Please. If the movie comes out, the SEALs will be the bad guys, the terrorists the good guys put upon by the evil America, and Luttrell a coward for not shooting himself out of the guilt of having been in uniform in the first place. :mad:
 

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All that any of us can do, as Americans, is do the right thing! We can live with that!
 

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All that any of us can do, as Americans, is do the right thing! We can live with that!
"The greatest want of the world is the want of MEN. Men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its rightful name; men whose consciences are as true to duty as the needle is to the pole; men who will stand for the right though the heavens may fall."

- Ellen G. White
 

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Started the book before AFA orientation, finished a few days back. Very interesting, very moving. I've seen the Military Channel shows about SEAL training, but reading his account really makes it seem that crazier. Props to those select few that can make it through.
 

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I read this book a couple months back. It is a very easy read, and easily one of my favorite books. I gained a great deal of respect for what Navy Seals have to go through.
 

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I happened to read in the paper that Mr. Luttrell would be speaking and signing books at the library tonight about 20 minutes before the event. Changed out of my running clothes, grabbed my copy of Lone Survivor and headed over. Nice event, with a very large crowd. Afterwards he received a long standing ovation. And now I have a signed copy!
 
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