A Veterans Day Follow-up: Book Recommendation Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747

I used to read books, tons of books.  Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell As life gets busier and busier, my reading is mostly confined to the daily newspaper, magazines and online articles.

However, once in a while I'll hear about a book I need to read.  Lately, it's almost ALWAYS nonfiction, and so is the latest.

The book is Lone Survivor by U.S Navy Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell.  The author is a Navy SEAL, arguably one of the most elite military fighting men in the world (NOTE:  I'm ex-Navy, so I might be a little biased).

If you read this book, you'll leave with a thorough understanding of how SEALs become SEALs, what we're up against in Afghanistan, and you'll know just what a TRUE HERO is.  In fact, you're going to meet a whole bunch of heroes, and I don't use the word HERO lightly.

The story isn't full of happy endings for these elite warriors, and this first person account will bring tears to your eyes many times as you read about bravery, professionalism under intense attack, and sacrifice for one's comrades.  Four warriors against hundreds of enemy Taliban fighters, battling every step.

If you can find the time to read this book, it WILL be worth your time.  I couldn't find it at my local Barnes & Noble in stock, but it was online at Amazon.com.

Keep Remembering!
Bill

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Charita Cadenhead
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Bliz my book and reading has grown out of control.  It now seems I'll never get to it, but I'll keep piling them up.  My cousin who retired from the military used to say that we "just don't know how real the threat is."  When you said "what we're up against in Afghanistan" that just put me in mind of my cousin.  Hopefully the book will bring us close to really understanding.

November 15, 2010 08:26 AM
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Judi K Barrett
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Bill,

It is so important for us to keep remembering. 

This book sounds like one that I will order.. off to check it out.

Judi

November 15, 2010 08:27 PM
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Charita, Somehow missed the comment this morning. Email notifications have been a little glitchy.  And yes, there's probably a lot that goes on with the military we never know about, and probably better off not knowing so we can sleep at night.  The book gave me a much better understanding of the long tribal history and the interactions, and just how severe the terrain is.  Perhaps not so hard to understand why bin Laden has been so hard to track.

Judi, Really good, and under $9 in paperback on Amazon (assuming you buy enough other stuff to get the free shipping!).

November 15, 2010 09:52 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Liz & Bill I had to drop in again, did you see there was a Medal of Honor Ceremony for a Soldier who was alive? How rare is that, since you commented above about the (posthumous awarding of the Medal)

November 16, 2010 09:22 PM
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Endre, I missed that!  Extremely rare to pull that off!

November 16, 2010 10:02 PM
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