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5.0 out of 5 stars The Story of Four Great Amercian Heroes, November 11, 2007
This review is from: Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 (Hardcover)
Lone Survivor is one of those books that you will either get, or you will not get. Retired Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell and British author Patrick Robinson have given us a spellbinding account of a Navy Seal mission in the mountains of Afghanistan in which 3 of Marcus' team members lost their lives. The minute-by-heart pounding-minute account of their ordeal will either grab you in the gut and make you thank God for the United States of Amercia, or you'll come away scratching your head wondering what the fuss is all about.

Because I am an ex-serviceman, I understand the warrior ethos with which the SEALs, and other special-forces type soldiers like them operate by. Luttrell is not shy about sharing his views about how those in the media, academia, and in politics have so much to say about "human rights" and "rules of engagement," without realizing what the stakes are on the battlefield.

Far from being "trigger happy Rambo-types," the account Luttrell and Robinson portray the SEALs in Lone Survior is of a group of men who are, at the core, deeply moral, patriotic men driven by love of God and country, not blood-lust. Their deliberation on whether or not to execute the goatherders brought me to tears.

It is easy for those of us who have never experienced war, being shot at,having our lives threatened by hostile action, etc. to say what we would or would not do in certain situations. But the fact remains that the Navy SEALS are highly trained combat specialists, mentally and physically, and those brave men who stories are told in Lone Survivor are owed a debt of gratitude from a nation who remains free because of their sacrifice.
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Initial post: Dec 5, 2007 2:22:18 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 5, 2007 2:24:40 PM PST
Librarian says:
I agree with this review! This is a terrific read & should be required reading for all members of Congress & the "Liberal Press".
The training of these men would be considered "torture" to some in Congress!
Bob Duffy (former member 82nd Airborne)

Posted on Feb 17, 2008 5:13:20 AM PST
Good review. The tale being told here is a tale of war, and war doesn't follow rules of etiquette. Again, nice review.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2009 10:42:43 PM PST
k Saba says:
Listening to congress and Obama should be deemed as torture.
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