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.
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Another amazing tribute
Although I will be forced to read it, I hope you don't write anymore books. Too emotional! You touch my soul every time and make me thankful for you and your fellow servicemen every day.
Story Behind the Story
This is a very personal look back the author's return to combat after the events documented in "Lone Survivor", as well as a much-needed fleshing out of that mission that went so horribly wrong. Marcus Luttrell tells us what service is all about, in no uncertain terms, in his own words, and in the words of others in the SOF community, including some of the wives and girlfriends.
In writing this book he shines a light into some dark corners of military operations that some may find a bit uncomfortable, but he does it in a manner that honors the men who fought and died alongside him in the name of freedom.
A must-read for anyone trying to make sense of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.