By: Joshua Brazil
Operation Red Wings
Marcus Luttrell served as a Navy SEAL. Marcus participated in Operation Red Wings as a part of SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One (SDVT-1). The team was ambushed by the Taliban after being discovered by a group of local herdsman. Marcus was the only team member to survive the ambush but not without injuries. Marcus was left with a number of fractures, a broken back, and numerous shrapnel wounds. During the ambush, SEAL Team 10 attempted to rescue SDV-1, but they were unsuccessful because a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) was fired at the rescue Chinook and all aboard were killed.
Marcus Luttrell actually played in The Lone Survivor movie, which is based on the events that occurred During Operation Red Wings.