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Transcript of MARCUS LUTTRELL
He faced Navy seal training to become a Navy Seal----
"After the first straight thirty hours, my memory of those five days begins to grow a little hazy"
Marcus Luttrell Background
David and Holly Luttrell
Morgan Luttrell and Scottie Luttrell
Started training for the navy seal program at the age of 14
Sam Houston State University
Venice High School
Awarded the Navy Cross
Awarded the Purple Heart
#1 New York times bestselling author of Lone Survivor
Themes Marcus Explores
Marcus Luttrell also wrote Lone Survivor in order to describe the experience and dedication required to become a U.S. Navy Seal; this was formed through events that permanently marked his life, from Seal Training to personal accounts on important members of his past.
By: Alejandro Albarran
Marcus Luttrell wrote the book, "Lone Survivor", in order to tell the story of Operation Redwing, deep in the Afghan mountains and how the heroic endeavors undertaken there cost every life on Seal Team 10 except himself.
Pictures of Operation Red Wing
From left to right, Matthew G. Axelson, Daniel R. Healy, James Suh, Marcus Luttrel, and Lt. Michael P. Murphy, With the exception of Luttrell, all were killed June 28, 2005, by enemy forces while supporting Operation Redwing.
Marcus and Gulab, the
person that saved Marcus
while being stuck in the
mountains being hunted by
Operation Red Wings "Angel Flight"
Michael Murphy and Matt Axelson, two warriors from Operation Red Wings
Lone Survivor Movie Trailer
Born on June 25, 1976 in Cupertino, California
Parents: Donna and Cordell Axelson.
Education: He graduated from Monta Vista High School in 1994 and attended the California State University in Chico, where he earned a degree in political science.
Axelson enlisted in the United States Navy in December 2000, entering basic training at Naval Station Great Lakes.
After completing Sonar Technician Surface (STG) "A" School, he was selected to attend Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training and graduated with Class 237 in Coronado, California.
After BUD/S, Axelson attended Army Airborne jump school, SEAL Qualification Training and SEAL Delivery Vehicle School.
He reported to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1 in December 2002 in Hawaii. He was deployed to Afghanistan in April 2005.
Mike P. Murphy
Life: May 7th, 1976-June 28th 2005
Parents: Maureen and Daniel Murphy
Known as "Murph" or "The Protector"
Education: Graduated from Penn. State University with degrees in both political science and psychology
He accepted an appointment to the U.S. Navy's Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida.
On December 13 of that year, he was commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy and began Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training in Coronado, California in January 2001, eventually graduating with Class 236.
In early 2005, Murphy was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE as officer in charge of Alpha Platoon and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In early 2005, Murphy was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE as officer in charge of Alpha Platoon and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Bestselling U.S. Navy-based nobels, most notably, Nimitz Class, Kilo-Class, and Seawolf
Autobiography Admiral sir Sandy Woodward, One hundred days, was international bestseller
In the book, the persistent, surviving seal (Marcus Luttrell) is actually aided by an Afghan village, as determined by a 2,000 year old tradition called Pashtunwali , which compelled them to protect outsiders against there enemy at all costs. This represents the best of humanity and the willingness to be human, to adhere to moral values despite unimaginable odds, as the Afhgan villagers demonstrated when they defended Marcus from the Taliban forces.
Morality plays a big role when the Seal Team is confronted with a situation in which they can either choose to end several prisoners lives or allow them to escape; Seal Team 10 let the prisoners go, knowing full well that their release would result in over a hundred Taliban soldiers attacking them.This problem encapsulates war morality in general, showing that wartime situations aren’t clear cut, and that despite the near certainty of death, these Seals chose the moral high ground.
Dietz was born on January 26, 1980 in Aurora, Colorado
the son of Danny Phillip, Sr. and Cindy Dietz
the brother of Tiffany Bitz and Eric Dietz
He spent much of his life in Littleton, Colorado and was a 1999 graduate of Heritage High School.
He earned a black belt in Taekwondo from the Korean Academy of Taekwondo.
Dietz enlisted in the U.S. Navy on August 31, 1999.
Following his graduating from Recruit Training Command, Naval Station Great Lakes, on November 27, 1999, he completed Gunner's Mate "A" School at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Florida.
From there he transferred to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training and graduated with Class 232 in 2001.
Immediately upon checking in at SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 2 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on November 8, 2001, he was assigned to Task Unit Bravo as the secondary SDV pilot and the Ordnance and Engineering Department head.
In April 2005, Dietz deployed with his Special Reconnaissance element to Afghanistan to support Naval Special Warfare Squadron TEN in the prosecution of the Global War on Terrorism.
Luttrell enlisted in the United States Navy in March 1999.
After graduating bootcamp and Hospital Corpsman A-school, he transferred to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) Class 226; however, due to a fractured femur he suffered on the obstacle course, he graduated with Class 228 on April 21, 2000.
After completing BUD/S, he attended Army jump school and SEAL Qualification Training.
He was then sent to Fort Bragg in North Carolina, for SOCM (Special Operations Combat Medic Course) an additional six months of advanced training in conventional and unconventional medical skills, ranging from diagnosis and treatment of many conditions to advanced emergency medicine and battlefield life support.
He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2005 with SEAL Team Ten.
Prior to Afghanistan, Luttrell had been part of SDV-1. After Operation Red Wings he transferred to SEAL Team Five and deployed to Ramadi during Operation Iraqi Freedom conducting various operations there.
Marcus Luttrell, Michael P. Murphy, Matthew 'Axe' Axelson, and Danny Dietz portray the love and dedication that all soldiers feel for each other. The most highly respected portion of the unwritten Seal creed is to never leave a man behind, no matter the personal cost; Luttrell wrote again and again, “Leave no man behind”. In and out of combat, it is evident that the bond between team members is incomprehensible to the general public. For example, when Axe sacrificed his life to contact backup, their fellow Seals left without hesitation, literally sprinting to the carrier.
Style of Book
The book was written in first person from Marcus' point of view. There were times when he addressed the reader directly with comments such as "trust me." Throughout the book the reader understands what the mission was, how dangerous it was, what it took to become a Navy SEAL, and what the political situation on the battlefield is really like. Warding off prejudice.
Style of Book
throughout the whole book Luttrell uses figurative language to perceive the style of the book.
He uses a whole bunch of military jargen
He also uses similes and metaphors
Some of the examples are "Battling in Afghan is like battling in hell" and "My weapon is my tool for life."
Also in the book he puts upon a whole lot of suspense, making the reader not know whats next in the book.
“Service is selflessness--the opposite of the lifestyle that we see so much of in America today. The things that entertain us don't often lift us up, or show us as the people we can rise up to become. The people who appear in this book--and others who did things I can't talk about--are my role models. They quietly live out the idea expressed in the Bible (John 15:13): "Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
Lost all his friends: Michael P. Murphy, Matthew 'Axe' Axelson, Danny Dietz, Shane Patton, Eric Kristensen, Dan Healy and many others.
Marcus suffered multiple injuries such as a blowned out knees, cracked pelvis, back related injuries, torn shoulder, broken nose, a cracked femur, and gunshot wounds.----"
“Remember the philosophy of the U.S. Navy SEALs: “I will never quit...My Nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down, I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my teammates...I am never out of the fight.”
“We've trained and trained for a reason: to be better at the craft of war than our enemy, to use our skill to perform the mission, and to accept the risks. As American warriors, it's our obligation to protect the innocent"
“Brave men fought and died building a reputation I uphold.”
“We all have our crosses to bear. We carry them heavily, out of love for our brothers in arms."
"If you can take Hell Week and beat it, you can do damn near anything in the world."
"Something kept whispering in the back of my mind, it would be wrong to execute these unarmed men in cold blood. And the idea of doing that and then covering our tracks and slinking away like criminals, denying everything, would make it more wrong."
“The SEALs place a premium on brute strength, but there's an even bigger premium on speed. That's speed through the water, speed over the ground, and speed of thought. There's no prizes for gleaming a set of well-oiled muscles in Coronado. Bulk just makes you slow, especially in soft sand, and that's what we had to tackle every day of our lives, mile after mile.”
Lone Survivor Timeline (Marcus)
Basic Training/ Hell Week
Born Nov. 7th, 1975
Started training to become a Navy SEAL at the age of 15
20 Aug 1991: They were trained by former ARMY soldier Billy Shelton who lived near by he trained everyday with his twin brother Morgan.
Joined the United States Navy 2 Mar 1999
Deployed to Afghanistan 1 Jan 2005
In 2005 he was Deployed to Afghanistan and joined Seal Team Ten
28 Jun 2005
Operation Redwing was launched, consisted of LT Michael Murphy and Petty officers Marcus Luttrell, Mathew Axelson, and Danny Dietz. In this mission Mathew Axelson, Danny Dietz, and Michael Murphy all died along with many other brave soldiers.
27th Nov, 2010
Luttrell married Melanie Juneau in Texas.
1st Jan, 2008
In 2008 after his NRA speach he was arrested for assault in bar after an argument.
27th Nov, 2010
They welcomed their First Child a boy named Axe, on May 8, 2011.
Lone Survivor: Operation Redwing
The team attended a briefing of the mission in order to take down the target.
The team was Mikey,Marcus,Danny, and Axe.
One of the worst Taliban attacks of the year.
Over twenty people were killed in this bombing attack.
This was masterminded by Seal team 10's target.
Danny died after many injuries.
His thumb was shot off, he had two bullets in his neck making him unable to speak, one bullet in his lowerback and the last bullet to his left side of his face.
Axe was killed few minutes after Danny was killed.
He had a bullet on thee right side of his face and a bullet in his chest. His last words were to his wife “tell Cindy I love her.”
Mikey was killed by the Taliban a couple of hours after Danny was killed.
He had a bullet in his stomach and back. While he was dead, Taliban soldiers came up to his body and shot at his dead body to ensure their kill.
Marcus was still in Afghanistan.
Marcus made allies that took care of him and hid him from the Taliban.
Danny, Mikey, and Axe were awarded the highest honor.
They were awarded the highest honor a Navy Seal or a Marine could recieve.
Marcus was flown out of the Middle East.
Marcus was flown to Germany.
“A part of me on that mountain died.”
“Anything worth doing is worth over-doing. Moderation is for cowards.”