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By Marcus Luttrell

4 US army SEALS departed one transparent evening in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance challenge. Their job used to be to record the task of an al Qaeda chief rumored to be very as regards to Bin weighted down with a small military in a Taliban stronghold. 5 days later, just one of these military SEALS made it out alive.

This is the tale of the one survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL hearth staff chief Marcus Luttrell, and the intense firefight that resulted in the most important death in American army SEAL background. His squadmates fought valiantly beside him until eventually he was once the one one left alive, blasted through an RPG right into a position the place his pursuers couldn't locate him. Over the subsequent 4 days, extraordinarily injured and presumed useless, Luttrell crawled for miles during the mountains and was once taken in through sympathetic villagers who risked their lives to maintain him secure from surrounding Taliban warriors.

A born and raised Texan, Marcus Luttrell takes us from the trials of SEAL education, the place he and his fellow SEALs came upon what it took to affix the main elite of the yank unique forces, to a struggle within the desolate hills of Afghanistan for which they by no means might have been ready. His account of his squadmates' heroism and mutual aid renders an adventure that's either heartrending and life-affirming. during this wealthy chronicle of braveness and sacrifice, honor and patriotism, Marcus Luttrell can provide a robust narrative of recent warfare.

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I remained immobile, yet these little black eyes have been having a look instantly at me, and that i learned in the event that they either opened hearth straight away on my rocky redoubt, the possibilities of an AK-47 bullet, or bullets, hitting me have been strong to first-class. that they had to head. either one of them. once again, I slowly raised my rifle and drew a bead on an armed Taliban tribesman. My first shot killed the single at the correct immediately, and that i watched him tumble over the sting. the second, knowing now there has been an enemy at huge, raised his gun and scanned the cliff face the place i used to be nonetheless flat on my again. I hit him immediately within the chest, then I fired a moment time in case he was once nonetheless respiring and ready to cry out. He fell ahead with no sound and went to affix his associates at the canyon flooring. Which left me on their lonesome and to date undiscovered. quite a few hours formerly, Mikey Murphy and that i had made an army judgment which price 3 lives, the lives of a few of the easiest SEALs I ever met. mendacity right here on my ledge, surrounded on each side by way of adversarial Taliban warriors, i couldn't have enough money one other mistake. I’d one way or the other, via the grace of God, been spared from the implications of the 1st one, made means up there on that granite outcrop which should be named for Mikey, our significant chief. The conflict for Murphy’s Ridge. each selection I made up of now on may contain my very own existence or dying. i wanted to struggle my manner out, and that i didn't supply a rattling what number of the Taliban enemy I needed to kill that allows you to in attaining that. the most important aspect was once, i couldn't make one other mistake. i'll take no percentages. The a long way part of the canyon remained silent because the solar disappeared at the back of the excessive western peaks of the Hindu Kush. I figured the Taliban had most likely cut up their seek occasion during this specific quarter and that I’d gotten rid of 1 part. available in the market, someplace, within the deathly silence of the twilight, there could very likely be 3 extra, searching for the only surviving American from that unique four-man platoon that had inflicted such harm on their troops. The pleasant clatter of the U. S. Apaches had long gone now. nobody was once trying to find me. And through a long way my largest challenge was once water. apart from the very fact i used to be nonetheless bleeding and couldn’t rise up, the thirst was once changing into determined. My tongue used to be nonetheless clogged with dirt and grime, and that i nonetheless couldn't converse. I’d misplaced my water bottle at the mountain throughout the first crashing fall with Mikey, and it had now been 9 hours due to the fact that I’d had a drink. additionally i used to be nonetheless drenched from while I fell within the river. I understood i used to be very light-headed from lack of blood, yet I nonetheless attempted to pay attention. And the single end I reached used to be that I needed to get up. If a few these Taliban came over that nook to my left, the one solution to procedure me, they usually had any kind of gentle, I’d be like a jackrabbit stuck in someone’s headlights. My redoubt had served me good, yet I needed to get out of it immediately. while the our bodies of these 3 men have been discovered initially gentle, this mountain will be swarming with Taliban.

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