A book about a Navy SEAL and an Afghan operation that didn't go as planned, this true account has a heart wrenching effect. I was awestruck by the herculean efforts the SEALS put forth to become Navy SEALS to begin with and then struck again by the sacrifice, patriotism, heart, and devotion displayed by each one of the men when faced with horrors unimaginable by a lousy American civilian like myself.
I have always known that each freedom I enjoy today was bought and paid for by another American's blood but I need to be reminded of that occasionally. Marcus Luttrell's story served as that reminder in a breathtaking, heartbreaking, eye-opening kind of way. Luttrell shares his experience, his love for his country, and his devotion to fellow SEALs plainly and honestly. He tells his story like he has lived his life and it hits you right in the heart. I like it here. I like what I have here. I am indebted to Marcus Luttrell, not only for his service to the country he and I share a love for, but also for taking the time to remind me of my good fortune through his amazing account of bravery, sacrifice, loss, and triumph. Thank you to all of the men and women, past and present, who have given their time, their effort, and too often their lives, so that I can sit here today and write what's on my mind, burka free (amongst other things).
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