Skip to comments.‘Lone Survivor’: How Real Navy SEAL Ensured His Amazing Story Was Told Right
Posted on 10/22/2013 10:19:13 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
One of the problems with bringing a true story to the big screen is that the people who lived through the actual events are often not around to consult with the filmmakers to get the details right. That's why it was so important for Marcus Luttrell to be involved with the making of the upcoming war drama "Lone Survivor." He was the only man left to tell the story.
The film recreates Operation Red Wings, a four-man SEAL operation in Afghanistan in June 2005. Mark Wahlberg plays Luttrell, who was on a reconnaissance mission with his team when they were discovered by a small group of goatherds. Their position compromised, the SEALs allowed the civilians to go free; they then reported the team's position to nearby Taliban forces.
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“Lone Survivor” trailer on youtube
First look: Mark Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell in Lone Survivor film
If you haven’t read Luttrell’s book, you should. The state-run, commie “media” and the shyster lawyers in this country killed those SEALs. It wasn’t the Taliban. They let the little bass turds go because they were afraid of being charged in this country if they tried to defend themselves. The buffoons on Capitol Hill need to fight their own damn wars. They should take their “lawyers” and “judges” with them.
The book Lone Survivor was absolutely riveting, I couldn’t put it down.
I also can’t wait to see Unbroken about Louis Zamperini. What a page-turner. It’s unbelievable what these men went through to ensure our continued freedom.
My father won some important decorations for extraordinary, even miraculous heroism in World War II. He was often in the countryside with Philippine guerrillas. From some things he said, he or someone close to him was at one point confronted with the moral choice these SEALs faced. On that occasion, knowing that “many” Americans would die if the Japanese were informed of their position, he (?) made a different choice. I’m sorry for the innocents who died. War is hell. It is this sort of impossible situation that is one of the evil things about it. But better them than Americans, including my father. Today, with better communications, a pack of hyenas in Congress, and a communist in the White House, the Americans would have died and the japs would have won.
You have a good memory of a bad event.
I hope the movie is as good as the book...looks like they’re trying to make it so by having Luttrell provide input.
Sadly, the QRF (quick reaction force) comprised of DEVGRP SEAL team members and other spec. ops. personnel, (that was shot down more recently) were also blown out of the sky by a “tally” using line of sight tactics, firing an RPG round into the CH47 Chinook that they were riding in. I believe US Army Rangers were the intended recipients of the QRF’s help.
Reminds me of the low tech. ways of the viet cong... firing sharpened branches or wooden posts from a position near the approach and departure paths of both rotary and fixed wing aircraft at remote bases or compounds in Vietnam.
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