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
The first Marcus Luttrell book I read was lone survivor. I thought it was wonderful and inspiring and it moved me to read this book which brought even more inspiration and insight into the heroes that are serving in all branches of our military.
These guys make me proud to be of an American and also guilty for all they've done for me and my family, and what little I have done for them in return. God bless all of the men and women that are or have served and their families. They are made of the stuff that make the USA the greatest country in the world.
It takes a true warrior to jump back into the fight after what he went through in Afghanistan. I like the way he was so complementive of the other branches and there contribution to the success of the Seals. We truly have great men and women serving this nation at great risk. We should pray for them and be grateful to them.
Great book, the only thing I did was put the reading speed at 1.5 I could understand and follow and it made the book go by fast.
Exceptional book - wonderful narration. SERVICE should be mandatory reading for teenagers. Marcus Luttrell has great insight,; even his biases are well balanced here!
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