Book Discussion: 'Lone Survivor'

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Book Discussion: 'Lone Survivor'

Lone survivor : the eyewitness account of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of SEAL Team 10
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10tells the story of four U.S. Navy SEALs who fought to the death against 150 armed Taliban in the Afghan mountains. Marcus Luttrell, the lone SEAL survivor, penned this spellbinding, first-hand account, a heartbreaking, yet inspiring story of heroism, courage, and sacrifice.

This book is now a major motion picture, currently showing in a cinema near you. If you have read the book, and/or seen the movie, please come by and discuss it with us. We’ll talk about the events in the book, as well as current events in Afghanistan.

We'll meet Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room, Lower Level. We look forward to seeing you.

More about the author: 
Born and raised in Texas, Marcus Luttrell and his twin brother, Morgan, attended Sam Houston State University. They began training for the SEALs at age 14 with former United States Army soldier Billy Shelton, who lived nearby. As kids they loved to hunt and fish and wrestle alligators!

Martial arts training was important in Marcus’ life from the time he was a child, and he
 joined the United States Navy in March 1999. He began Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training with Class 226 in Coronado, Calif. and graduated with Class 228 after suffering a fractured femur early in his training. Marcus graduated 18 Delta in 2001, making him a team medic. On June 28, 2005, Luttrell and SEAL Team 10 were assigned to a mission to kill or capture Ahmad Shah (nom de guerre Mohammad Ismail), a high-ranking Taliban leader responsible for killings in eastern Afghanistan and the Hindu-Kush mountains. 

In 2010, Marcus met the woman of his dreams and married shortly after. Marcus and his wife Melanie have a son, Axe, and a daughter, Addie. In 2010, Marcus started the Lone Survivor Foundation and in 2012 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. (Bio adapted from marcusluttrell.com)