In response to a post concerning Medal of Honor (posthumous)
reciepient Navy Lt. Michael Murphy a JinC Regular, LB, commented:
Locomotive Breath said...I've not read the book, so I won't recommend it.
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.
But I can recommend LB's judgment. It's first-rate.
My guess is Luttrell's book is well worth reading.