Monday, January 21, 2008

Book concerning Medal of Honor reciepient Navy Lt. Michael Murphy

In response to a post concerning Medal of Honor (posthumous)
reciepient Navy Lt. Michael Murphy a JinC Regular, LB, commented:

Locomotive Breath said...

This is the book that tells the story...

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

by Marcus Luttrell

The battle raged ten thousand feet up in Afghanistans Hindu Kush Mountains. Four US Navy SEALs in a fight to the death against 150 armed Taliban warriors. Despite wiping out half the Taliban force, it all ended as the worst day in the history of the SEALs: three of the four dead, eight more killed when the rescue helicopter was hit and destroyed by an Al Qaeda rocket grenade.

Now, two years later, in the summer of 2007, hear the spellbinding, first-hand account by the SEAL who survived. It is a heartbreaking, yet inspiring story of heroism, courage, and sacrifice written by the only man who lived to tell the tale.
I've not read the book, so I won't recommend it.

But I can recommend LB's judgment. It's first-rate.

My guess is Luttrell's book is well worth reading.


Locomotive Breath said...

Hey John, thanks for highlighting this book. It is well worth the read.

Will you forgive me if I point out that in quoting my comment in this post you have scrambled up the original post and my comment to that post?

JWM said...

Dear LB,

I think it's unscrambled now.

Please let me know if you're OK with it.

Thanks for bringing up the matter which I sought to fix as soon as I'd finished my scrambled eggs and coffee.



Locomotive Breath said...

Thanks John. We're good. You're a man after my own heart so I knew you'd want to get it exactly right. To come full circle, that's what sets us apart from the likes of the New York Times.