Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him-and he would have readily done the same for them. As he recuperated, he wondered why he and others, from America's founding to today, had been willing to sacrifice everything-including themselves-for the sake of family, nation, and freedom.
In Service, we follow Marcus Luttrell to Iraq, where he returns to the battlefield as a member of SEAL Team 5 to help take on the most dangerous city in the world: Ramadi, the capital of war-torn Al Anbar Province. There, in six months of high-intensity urban combat, he would be part of what has been called the greatest victory in the history of U.S. Special Operations forces. We also return to Afghanistan and Operation Redwing, where Luttrell offers powerful new details about his miraculous rescue. Throughout, he reflects on what it really means to take on a higher calling, about the men he's seen lose their lives for their country, and the legacy of those who came and bled before.
A thrilling war story, Service is also a profoundly moving tribute to the warrior brotherhood, to the belief that nobody goes it alone, and no one will be left behind.
©2012 Marcus Luttrell (P)2012 Hachette
Thank you for sharing these stories Mr. Luttrell. Some parts wee hard to read but I feel that every American should read this book. Thank you for helping the civilian world you and so many others understand what the world of service.
I like the information in this book and it is always good to hear about these activities from the people that were there. Marcus is a hero that sacrificed so much for our country and our freedoms. Thank you, sir.
Only 'adjustment' I would suggest is to have someone else tell the story. I found the narrator to be trying too hard to have a Lutheran accent and at times tried to force emotion.
Following up with more information about the Lone Survivor book.
I have listened to several of the NAvy Seal books all have points that are great so for me there isn't one single book to compare.
When the character Gularb came to the U.S. to visit. Also what the Seal team members are willing to do for their brothers without question.
I suggest reading/ listening to Lone Survivor first. There are many refrences to it is this book. it was good to hear about what many of the other branches of service do as well. It also sheds a little light on what the wives and childeren of the soldiers give up. Considering the amount of time the Seals dedicate to training and actual operations.
I enjoyed listening to Marcus's story, he has been incredibly blessed. As a Navy veteran and having the honor and privilege of working with Navy SEALS, in the 90's it was interesting to see that side of the Navy, as it is not common place to hear much about the teams in the fleet. I recommend this book to anyone that wants to hear a great story and it was a honor to hear, it brought tears to my eyes on more than one occasion and made my heart swell with pride that we have men that are willing and more than capable to do that job. Fair winds and following sea's to all that have gone down range and made the ultimate sacrifice.
I couldn't recommend this book enough. Thank you and all of the other brave men and women who serve our great nation. Words could never express my appreciation.
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