By: Marcus Luttrell
Marcus Luttrell was born and raised in Texas. Marcus and his twin brother, Morgan, attended Sam Houston State University. They began training for the SEALs at age 14 with the help of former United States Army soldier, Billy Shelton. Luttrell joined the United States Navy in March 1999. On June 28, 2005, Luttrell and SEAL Team 10 were assigned to a mission to kill or capture Ahmad Shah, a high-ranking Taliban leader responsible for killings in eastern Afghanistan which later contributed to his story Lone Survivor. SEAL team 10 consisted of four men including Luttrell, unfortunately Luttrell was the only survivor. After his service he married Melanie Juneau and had a son Axe, who is named after Matthew Axelson, 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.