U.S. Seal Survivor!
Us Navy Seal survives horrible tragedy in Afghanistan.
Written By: Sean Morris November 30, 2015
They ran into a group of sheep herders and captured them. The Seals had an intense and heartfelt quarrel and made the collective hard decision to let the herders go and within a very short time they were surrounded by at least 200 Taliban soldiers, intent on hunting them down. They were behind cover with the Taliban closing in when Marcus made the decision to take the first shot. As the firefight went on sadly all three of Marcus's friends were killed in action and Marcus while being severely wounded was the only survivor. His friend, Mike Murphy, sacrificed himself to save the others by going up on a cliff and calling for help. The Taliban killed him and the last thing he said to Marcus was "Your never out of the fight."
Marcus escaped the mountains and is discovered by a friendly Afghan tribesman named Mohammad Gulab. According the the ancient law of Afghani tribes it was Mohammad's duty to help Marcus. He takes Marcus to his village and brings him into his home. Mohammad knew that Marcus was not safe because the Taliban were relentless so he decided to take him to a cave in the mountains. After approximately thirty plus hours the United States Army Rangers rescued Marcus and conveyed him to the nearest hospital. Marcus humorously brings up in an interview after the tragic events that he was low key happy because he did not want to show weakness and emotion in to the Army Rangers because they are rivals. For Marcus's stout actions he received a Purple Star and a Navy Cross. To this day Marcus is still best friends with Mohammad Gulab.
Danny Dietz, a Navy Seal, was born in Aurora, Colorado on January 26, 1980 and died at the age of 25 on June 28, 2005. He suffered major gunshot wounds and died from a bullet to the brain while fighting Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan during "Operation Redwing."
Mike Murphy, a Navy Seal, who sacrificed himself by climbing up onto a rock and calling J-Bad forward operating base to deliver the message that there were "troops in contact". Died June 28, 2005 during "Operation Redwing" in Afghanistan.
Matthew Axelson, a Navy Seal and Marcus Luttrell's best friend, was a member of Seal team 10, which was the group assigned to "Operation Redwing." Axelson was a sniper like Marcus and while he was pinned down providing cover for his comrades was killed by the Taliban. Mathew along with the other two Seal's died on June 28, 2005.