“Lone Survivor” is the true story Marcus Luttrell the only survivor of Operation Redwing. Subtitled “The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10” it takes readers from the training to become a Navy SEAL to their mission in the desolate hills of Afghanistan. The movie adaptation starring Mark Wahlberg is due out in theaters on Friday January 10, 2014.
During the war in Afghanistan when military intelligence learns that a senior Taliban leader is hiding out in the mountains of Afghanistan four US Navy SEALS depart for a reconnaissance mission. Their objective was to document Al Qaeda activity but their mission is compromised and they find themselves surrounded by Taliban soldiers. Five days later only Marcus Luttrell made it out alive.
His fellow SEALS fought valiantly besides him until the end when he was blasted into a place where no one could find him. Severely injured he crawls for miles through the mountains until he was found days later by villagers who risk their very lives to protect him.
Written by Patrick Robinson Marcus Luttrell documents the arduous SEAL training in Coronado, California and then to the battlefield in Afghanistan. His description of the team’s heroism, courage and sacrifice makes for a powerful journal of modern warfare.
Petty Officer First Class Marcus Luttrell was born in Huntsville, Texas and became a Navy SEAL in 2002 and served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Patrick Robinson is the author of bestselling military novels and his autobiography of Admiral Sir Sandy Woodward (“One Hundred Days”).