Lone Survivor The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

ISBN-10: 031632406X
ISBN-13: 9780316324069
Edition: 2013
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List price: $9.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July, 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to be very close to Bin Laden with a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history. His squadmates fought valiantly beside him until he was the only one left alive, blasted by an RPG into a place where his pursuers could not find him. Over the next four days, terribly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell crawled for miles through the mountains and was taken in by sympathetic villagers who risked their lives to keep him safe from surrounding Taliban warriors. A born and raised Texan, Marcus Luttrell takes us from the rigors of SEAL training, where he and his fellow SEALs discovered what it took to join the most elite of the American special forces, to a fight in the desolate hills of Afghanistan for which they never could have been prepared. His account of his squadmates' heroism and mutual support renders an experience that is both heartrending and life-affirming. In this rich chronicle of courage and sacrifice, honor and patriotism, Marcus Luttrell delivers a powerful narrative of modern war.

Marcus Luttrell (born November 7, 1975) is a former Petty Officer First Class and United States Navy SEAL. He received the Navy Cross for his actions in 2005 facing Taliban fighters during Operation Redwing. Born in Houston, Texas and raised in Willis, Texas, Luttrell joined the United States Navy in March 1999. He began Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training with Class 226 in Coronado, California. He graduated with Class 228 after suffering a fractured femur early in his training. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2005. Prior to Afghanistan, Luttrell had been part of SEAL Team 5 and participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom doing various operations there. Luttrell's New York Times bestselling book, Lone Survivor, tells the story of Operation Redwing and the navy SEAL Team 10 who were assigned to a mission to kill or capture Ahmad Shah (nom de guerre Mohammad Ismail), a high-ranking Taliban leader responsible for killings in eastern Afghanistan and the Hindu-Kush mountains. Luttrell was the only survivor of the SEAL team. In his next book, Service: A Navy SEAL at War, Luttrell recounts his experiences in Iraq as a member of SEAL Team 5 and offers new insights into his miraculous rescue during Operation Redwing.

Kathie Lee Gifford was born in Paris, France on August 16, 1953. At the age of fourteen, she organized a folk group with her sister called Pennsylvania Next Right. She won Maryland's Junior Miss title and the national competition's Kraft Hostess Awards at the age of seventeen. She studied communications, drama, and the arts at Kansas State University. She went to Los Angeles at the age of twenty and got a minor role on the soap "Days of Our Lives. In 1977, she was a feature singer for the game show "Name That Tune" and later was a co-star in "Hee Haw Honeys," which was a spinoff of "Hee Haw." Gifford was a guest host on "A.M. Los Angeles" and was seen by the producers of "Good Morning America" and offered a job. She worked as substitute anchor and special correspondent, covering human-interest stories. Three years later, she auditioned for co-host of "The Morning Show" with Regis Philbin. She got the job and continued working on "Good Morning America" for the first year. In 1988, the show's name was changed to "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee." She left the show in 2000. On April 7, 2008, she started co-hosting the fourth hour of "NBC's Today Show" with Hoda Kotb. Gifford also has a singing career, which has included her singing with symphonies across the nation. She has recorded two songs for the Winnie the Pooh's 69th anniversary for Walt Disney Records and has completed an album of lullabies for children. She has also recorded albums titled "Sentimental," "It's Christmastime," and "The Heart of a Woman." She is also the author of "I Can't Believe I Said That," "Listen to My Heart," and "Just When I Thought I'd Dropped My Last Egg." Gifford has also been involved with many charities with her husband, Frank Gifford, such as Variety Club International's "The Children's Charity" and the Association to Benefit Children, out of which came the Cody Foundation. Resources from the foundation support Cody House and Cassidy's Place, named after their children, which provide shelter and care to H.I.V. positive and crack-addicted children.Patrick Robinson was a journalist for many years before becoming a full-time writer of books. His non-fiction books were bestsellers around the world and he was the co-author of Sandy Woodward's Falklands War memoir, One Hundred Days.

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