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Service: A Navy SEAL at War Paperback – May 7, 2013
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Praise for SERVICE
"An action-packed...reflective saga of contemporary military service."―Kirkus Reviews
"Marcus Luttrell, with James D. Hornfischer, has written another emotional story that the reader will not want to put down."―American Thinker --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Marcus Luttrell became a combat-trained Navy SEAL in 2002 and served in many dangerous Special Operations assignments around the world. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Lone Survivor, and is a popular corporate and organizational speaker. He lives near Houston, Texas.
James D. Hornfischer's new book, The Fleet at Flood Tide, will be published in October 2016. Hornfischer is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Neptune's Inferno, Ship of Ghosts, and The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award. He lives in Austin, Texas.
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Top Customer Reviews
All were great students. I still remember his twin brother Morgan shooting me that steely eyed Texas glance as he said, "you going to take care of my brother when he comes through?", "of course", I said. I wasn't let down either.
I remember him being a bit hard headed at times, especially during the stealth and concealment phase. Most Texans I've met are like this in a good way, including our mutual friend Chris Kyle. Marcus was a great student and we became friends during the process, even though he got me quite drunk after graduation. My head still hurts thinking about it.
I'm still waiting for the hard copy of "Service" his wonderful wife Melanie is sending me. I couldn't wait, I'm impatient like that, and bought the eBook for my iPad. I'm a fast reader and don't normally read SEAL books but this was one I read in one sitting.
Marcus takes you through the rest of his career in the SEAL Teams and shares some excellent stories from Iraq that you would never hear about if his story was not told. Most importantly, he selflessly features other heroes and their stories.
All gave and some gave all since 9-11.
Marcus is a great story teller and you need to buy this book.
Looking forward to that joint signing soon Marcus. Great to see you and your family representing yourself and the SEAL Teams in an exemplary fashion as always.
"The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday"-US Navy SEALs.
Former US Navy SEAL, Editor-in-Chief of SOFREP and author of The Red Circle.
Team 5 Navy SEAL Luttrell returns home after being deployed to several hot spots around the world, including Afghanistan. We, as civilians, can't even imagine what these young men and women have to endure and witness. He came home with PTSD, physically and emotionally a broken man.
This book questions why the US is so eager to send their sons and daughters off to fight in foreign countries, to kill and be killed. From Afghanistan, to Iraq, this young man shares stories of months of combat, special operations, rescues, sacrifices he and his others made, and the death of many team members.
This is a chilling war story that will leave you in awe. It is not for the feint at hearts as it is quite emotional at times. Highly recommended.
In closing, I salute all those young brave men and women who are currently serving or have served. Blessings.
Service is a journey. The reader is deployed along with Luttrell and has a front row seat to his thoughts and actions. We’re introduced to members of his team and patrol Ramadi, all safely from our homes. What these men did to turn things around in the Al Anbar Province is extraordinary and deserves recognition.
Service also reveals pieces of the Operation Redwing puzzle that Luttrell discovered after Lone Survivor was written. The story of his rescue and rescuers. We learn what happened to Gulab after he risked his life to save the SEAL and where he is now. The bond between Marcus and Gulab is a testament to ancient traditions and the moral fiber of good men.
The wives of Navy SEALS are recognized through letters they’ve written about their husbands and what it’s like to be a part of the family that develops around the brotherhood. These women are amazing, strong and devoted. It takes a special breed of person to become a Navy SEAL and the women that love them are even more impressive.
Luttrell’s story began in Lone Survivor as he told of his journey to become a SEAL, his tragic mission in Afghanistan and returning home a changed man. Service picks up where that book left off and shows us what it’s like to achieve, accept and keep moving forward. A book well worth reading.