The Navy UDT-SEAL Museum currently has on display a unique tribute to lone survivor Marcus Luttrell and the fallen of Operation Red Wings.
A feature on TCPalm.com shared that the symbolic motorcycle is the “fruit of the labors” of Clearwater resident and world-renowned motorcycle designer Jeri Springer, owner of Springer’s Front Ends. Springer shared how he drew inspiration from Marcus Luttrell’s book, The Lone Survivor, which recounts his experience as the only man left alive after Operation Red Wings.
The symbolic motorcycle features a 113-cubic inch Altima motor, a custom front end, and a custom paint job by Justin Barnes, who used to work for Orange County Choppers. Springer shared that the motorcycle features symbolic scenes and elements from the personal accounts of Marcus Luttrell.
Springer has since developed a close friendship with Luttrell, and Luttrell can use the bike anytime he wants it, although Springer shared that after he sent a photo of the bike from the SEAL Museum, Luttrell said that it is “right where it belongs.”
Museum spokesperson Rolf Snyder shared on Monday that the bike will remain on display in the Museum indefinitely. It is equipped with an authentic AK-47 shifter, a SEAL trident, and a custom license plate with a photo of Luttrell and several of his fallen teammates engaged in battle. The names of the fallen of Operation Red Wings are also engraved on the bike.