Service: A Navy SEAL at War

Service A Navy SEAL at War 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 t

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 saNavy 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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  1. The Early Years Born and raised in Texas, Luttrell and his twin brother, Morgan, attended Sam Houston State University They began training for the SEALs at age 14 with former United States Army soldier, Billy Shelton, who lived nearby As kids they loved to hunt and fish and wrestle alligators Martial arts training has been an important role in Marcus life from the time he was a child I will never quit My nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies If knocked down i will get back up, every time I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my teammates and to accomplish our mission I am never out of the fight Military Career Luttrell joined the United States Navy in March 1999 He began Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL BUD S training with Class 226 in Coronado, California He graduated with Class 228 after suffering a fractured femur early in his training Marcus graduated 18 Delta in 2001, making him a team Medic.Operation Red Wing On June 28, 2005, Luttrell and SEAL Team 10 were assigned to a mission to kill or capture Ahmad Shah nom de guerre Mohammad Ismail , a high ranking Taliban leader responsible for killings in eastern Afghanistan and the Hindu Kush mountains.

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  1. I was so emotionally moved by this bookI found myself tearing up many a time, sometimes even sobbing trying to read through tears running down my face The strongest emotions this book evoked in me are as follows 1 I felt enormous amounts of pride, love and gratitude for the men and women who serve this country in our amazing military The training they endure, the beating their bodies take, the undying support of their families, their humility amidst their courageous actions and the paltry pay th [...]

  2. Originally posted on Sarahsbookshelf There are a few authors and individuals that I will read, even though I may disagree with them politically Marcus Luttrell is one of those people Luttrell is a retired Navy SEAL and wrote a memoir titled Lone Survivor, which recounted Operation Redwing, the friends he lost in the operation, and his rescue That book was a difficult one to read because it was so raw Luttrell didn t shy away from politics and really let everyone understand his position in a very [...]

  3. 5 Stars for Marcus Luttrell s account with James Hornfischer of his service after he fell off the mountain in Lone Survivor The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 The core of the book is his recovery from terrible injuries to reclaim a spot on another SEAL Team Then off he goes to fight in the hell of Ramadi, Iraq 2006 2007 Plenty of action as you witness the great sacrifices these brave forces make to secure the province So many dead and wounded before h [...]

  4. In my opinion Marcus Luttrell is a hero for the simple reason that he volunteered put on America s uniform and put himself in between our country and the bad guys Beyond that, he signed up for one of the most grueling trainings known to man BUD S was attacked by the Taliban and blown halfway down a huge mountain evaded certain death worked to heal his body, mind, and soul and THEN suited up to do it again Words like brave and heroic do little to describe him and guys like him.I say all that to s [...]

  5. I m glad I didn t buy this book, and thank you public library I ll now return it to the Hostile Adolescents section, which is where it belongs Unless you appreciate the glorification of war and the macho ravings of self conscious warriors, I d suggest you pass on this one I would be interested in reading a serious study of the SEALs, but this isn t it Now I need to wash my hands.

  6. This was a book by the author of Lone Survivor, which is an amazing read Marcus Luttrell, a Navy SEAL, survived an incredible battle in Afghanistan In this book, he describes the honor and satisfaction he got from serving in the military He describes the brotherhood he has with his Navy SEAL team brothers and in some detail, describes some of the life threatening missions he served in There was also a chapter written by some of the wives of his Navy SEAL team, which gives a unique perspective fr [...]

  7. Great followup to Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell recounts how he got back into the fight after Operation Redwing nearly killed him, and how he got out of it again once his body simply couldn t handle any His new mission tell the stories of men like him who put it all on the line Luttrell s grit, faith, and honesty here confirm all over again why he s my favorite modern war vet Some guys put their faith in their rifles Me, I put it all in the grace of the Lord I know who s in charge and understan [...]

  8. These books have brought sorrow, laughter but mostly an overall realism that our jobs careers are nothing compared to what these true warriors do on a day to day basis I am extremely humbled to have read both Lone Survivor and Service Two of the best books I have ever read, and if they came out at the same time I would say the writing in Service is better, but you cannot compare the past to the present Marcus Luttrell, and all who have fought with, for or under his command are true heroes Not to [...]

  9. I first read Service A Navy SEAL at War by Marcus Luttrell because I am a fan of war books and have previously read Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and enjoyed it I have read many books about war and it seems that almost every one of those books has had at least a section or two or blandness where the author goes on and on about various types of weapons or tries to teach you about different acronyms used in the military I was expecting a section to be bland and boring in Service , but was pleas [...]

  10. Nicely written in a distinct, simple Luttrell style supported by Hornfischer s fascinating presentation of facts While the 2 sections of the book first half covering Chief Luttrell s post Red Wings which for some reason is still referred to as Redwing in the book in spite of what the official Navy reports indicate SEAL career and the second half highlighting certain unsung heroes deserving of gratitude within the special operations community felt rather disjointed, each section conveys their res [...]

  11. Very informative book, filled with great stories about Luttrell and his Navy Seal brothers their training, their victories, their defeats, and the women and families back home that make it all possible From the title and cover I expected something of an essay Instead, this book tells the story of Luttrell s life, picking up, or less, where LONE SURVIVOR left off These life and death stories could hardly be any exciting or dramatic This book is episodic than LONE SURVIVOR, of course, and struc [...]

  12. The book Service by Marcus Luttrell is very action filled and interesting, and is one of my favorite books Marcus Luttrell is a Navy Seal that is coming back from an injury sustained in 2005 He took part in Operation Redwing and received the Navy Cross for his effort and bravery In service he returns to action with his twin brother Morgan also a Navy Seal and they fight in Ramadi, a dangerous war zone in Iraq They also start the book with Marcus Luttrell preparing for action again and his intens [...]

  13. Lone Survivor and Service both by Marcus Luttrell should be required reading for all Americans Both books are valuable on several levels First, the stories themselves will educate you and leave you in awe Next, digging deeper, the books teach many valuable life lessons Finally, you will ponder for long after you read these books, with gratitude, for the sacrifices that many are making on behalf of this great country Your thoughts almost take you on a spiritual journey of deep reflection, of exac [...]

  14. This book was written better than Lone Survivor LS was so tragic, this book is focused on what being in the military is about I felt like I got to know Marcus in this book He reflects on what happened in A stan with with a different perspective His grief is still very present, but less raw, as if he has healed a bit I highly recommend both of his books I wish a glossary of military acronyms had been included There are so many and each is only spelled out one time If you forget and you will , y [...]

  15. Marcus Luttrell was free with this book to provide details of Operation Redwing The book is so much than that provides the reader with insight into the day to day life of warriors in Iraq, and Into the commitment and character of the finest men this nation has to offer A compelling read, the title defines the work of its characters Should be required reading by everyone in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

  16. Another American Sniper type book, with a Chris Kyle type of guy A super religious guy, with a deep sense of patriotism You do not learn as much about SEALS in this book as I thought you would, on the idea that they are brothers, bonded forever part of it A not too bad account on the takeover of Ramadi, and a decent memoir on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  17. 5 Stars, just like Luttrell s 1st book Lone Survivor Such a well written book about his time serving our country in the Navy SEALs This book made me laugh and cry I thought it was so nice that the last chapter was written by 4 wives widows of men in the SEALs This gave a much different perspective, and a powerful message I would definitely recommend this book

  18. Fear is a force that sharpens your senses Being afraid is a state of paralysis in which you can t do anything.Service is selflessness the opposite of the lifestyle that we see so much of in America today.

  19. Unbelievably good In a sea of fiction Marucs Luttrell writes a book with stories that proof fact can be beautiful, heroic, awe inspiring and humbling than ANY fiction I so deeply respect him and meeting him is on my bucket list

  20. This is a follow up work on the author s previous bestseller Lone Survivor It s an insiders look at the Navy Seals, a tribute to armed forces, special forces in particular, and a memoir What it lacks in narrative flow, it compensates for in gripping anecdotes.

  21. The autobiography, SERVICE A NAVY SEAL AT WAR , is one of the most emotional books I have ever read Many parts of the book are filled with anguish, sadness, despair, and grief It would take an exceptionally sharp reader to find even a sentence in this book where Navy Seal, Marcus Luttrell, author and main character is truly happy He experienced loss face to face, and he has next to nobody to help him relieve him of the pain Although this book is flooded with feeling, SERVICE is one of the most d [...]

  22. Service A Navy SEAL at War is truly a novel showing the everyday lives of our Navy, and brief moments of other armed forces throughout the novel This novel is about Marcus Luttrell author and his tours through Iraq with his brothers and the hardships they go through to protect us The target audience for this novel is Veterans, aspiring Navy Seals, and people looking trying to see what it is like in the eyes of a Navy Seal I would recommend this book to my peers because this Novel shows us the pe [...]

  23. Awesome book Great read about great warriors my thanks go out to you for your courage and your service So glad you made it home to tell your story I really enjoyed this book as I did your first.

  24. UncleCase File 13 Curse of the Mummy s Uncle is the 4th book of the 4 book series Case File 13 These books are by J Scott Savage.The 3 Monsterteers win a vacation to go to Mexico to discover a new Mayan pyramid, only this was not the full story of what would happen The boys roam through the old pyramids in search of Alien DNA, find themselves in the Mayan underworld to rescue Nicks main character mother from possession of the Mayan Sun god, are defeated by demons, and almost kill Nicks dad.I wou [...]

  25. The picture Mr Luttrell paints of time serving in war is truly inspiring, angering, saddening, and thoughtful The book does a wonderful job of getting these feelings across without a forced effort it simply feels like a man telling a story The writing is not perfect, and neither should it be, but is a good lead in to Lone Survivor which talks about the journey to become a Navy SEAL God bless the men and women that serve.

  26. I want to give it 3 stars but gave it 4 because Lutrell is a SEAL It felt a lot like squeezing as much as he could out of Lone Survivor by essentially retelling the story and then expanding on other services It felt like it was a rah rah rah book about how great America and all of its uniformed personnel are There were lots of absolutes like all , every , always when referencing US troops and their indefatigable spirit, honor, and moral code I spent 6 years in the Army I have a pretty good sense [...]

  27. As a person with keen interest in special operations forces, I was looking forward to Marcus Luttrell s second book, a follow on from the excellent, action packed Lone Survivor Whether simply because James D Hornfischer proved to be not as good a ghost writer as Patrick Robinson, who co wrote Lone Survivor , or for some other reason, Service A Navy SEAL at War proved a bit of a disappointment Still very good in parts, particularly when dealing with the core of the story, the author s experiences [...]

  28. Wow Loved Lone Surviver, found it gut wrenching Service is even awe inspiring to me and if possible of a gut punch to read about the accounts of our murdered veterans This includes details about other service members including Chris Kyle and other missions or different views of the same missions such as redwing that provides very interesting inspiring reading I think for me personally, reading these 2 books in this particular order was exactly right The details about M Luttrells experience in [...]

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