Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 is the best selling novel of Marcus Lutrell and co-writer Patrick Robinson. This intriguing book is a first hand account of what Marcus Lutrell experienced and endured while taking part in Operation Redwing, which resulted in the deaths of his fellow SEALs.
This real-life account chronicles the Redwing mission in June 2005 where Lutrell and other SEALs were supposed to capture or kill a Taliban leader. During their mission they encountered two men and a young kid who spotted them. Lutrell and his men had to decide if they should kill these men so that they couldn’t warn the Taliban that they were there, or if they should let them pass by.
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account Of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10 is a true story of humanity and the decisions which soldiers must make while they are in the line of duty. In one section Lutrell makes this startling and true remark: “any government that thinks war is somehow fair and subject to rules like a baseball game probably should not get into one. Because nothing’s fair in war, and occasionally the wrong people do get killed.” In fact, this is the most quoted section of his novel which has received International acclaim.
This novel is a story of hope and a story of overcoming the odds and how Marcus Lutrell become the Lone Survivor of Operation Redwing. If you have not checked out this book yet you should rush to your local bookstore and purchase it today.
Below you will also find an interesting interview with Marcus Lutrell about the events in his book: