Marcus Luttrell

By: Joshua Brazil

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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.

Lone Survivor

Marcus Luttrell actually played in The Lone Survivor movie, which is based on the events that occurred During Operation Red Wings.

Lone Survivor The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

Marcus co-wrote the book Lone Survivor with Patrick Robinson. Lone Survivor describes the events leading up to and during Operation Red Wings.