the Lone Survivor of Operation Red Wing
Luttrell is a proud Texan. He says, "There's no one like Texans for a spirit of expansiveness, optimism, friendship, and decency."
In 2010 Marcus met the woman of his dreams and married shortly after. Marcus and his wife Melanie have a son Axe, who is named after Matthew Axelson (another member of Operation Redwing), and a daughter, Addie.
In 2012 Luttrell released a second book, Service, that follows up with unanswered questions from Lone Survivor and gives honor and praise to other members of the military.
In the summer of 2013 Marcus went on his first public speaking tour along with Capt. Chad Fleming which included special appearances by Debbie Lee and Taya Kyle.
In early 2014, a major motion picture was released depicting the story of Lone Survivor.
Luttrell's memoir details the tragic mission of SEAL team 10 in 2005 Afghanistan. Marcus Luttrell , Michael Murphy, Danny Dietz and Matthew "Axe" Axelson deployed on an operation of surveillance to take out Taliban leader Ben Sharmak. Lone Survivor is a harrowing, yet inspirational story that reminds us all of the overwhelming sacrifice our soldiers make for our country.