Lone Survivor, By Marcus Luttrell

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On June 28, 2005, United States’ Navy SEAL team 5 was ambushed by the Taliban during Operation Red Wings. SEAL team 5 was a group of the nation’s toughest men, but were given a small chance of survival. Marcus Luttrell, author of Lone Survivor, was the only surviving member of his team. He decided to share his inspiring message to many Americans through a novel and a movie. In the Film, Lone Survivor, author Marcus Luttrell kept some of the details from Operation Red Wings the same. He changed a few details in order to make money off of promotions and to protect the identities of people involved.

In Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell and his SEAL team were depicted in many events that happened in real life. For example, in both the movie and real life, Marcus Luttrell was the only survivor, while his 3 teammates died, “Because nothing’s fair in war, and occasionally the wrong people do get killed” (Luttrell 117). Additionally, the operation took place on the same day.
“On June 28, 2005, Luttrell and SEAL Team 10 were assigned to a mission to kill or capture -- a high-ranking Taliban leader responsible for killings in eastern Afghanistan and the Hindu-Kush mountains” (“Operation Red Wing”). Action …show more content…

For example, in real life, Marcus Luttrell’s heart never stopped beating after he was rescued, unlike the movie depicted. “I had made my peace with God a long time ago about dyin', but most of the time we don't know when we're gonna die. They just shut our light off. It's a weird feeling when you know the Reaper's at the door”(Luttrell, 60 Minutes). Additionally, Luttrell’s neighbor, Billy Shelton, had never been in the Special Forces like he claimed; “Billy had a glittering army career in combat with the Green Berets in Vietnam” (Luttrell 57). Even though the movie was different than the real event, it still delivered the same message of

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