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Old 10-18-2007, 01:19 PM
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Good read:"Lone Survivor"

A great book by Marcus Luttrel, a SEAL who was the only member of a SEAL Team to survive a recon mission in the Hindu Kush range of Afganisthan. Also the misssion that had a rescue chopper from TF-160 carrying a SEAL reaction force shot down by an RPG and 30 KIA resulting. Book is a great story about failth and believing in yourself, along with a great bird's eye view of what it takes to be a SEAL. Also frustrating when you see what the ROE(Rules of Engagement) do to hamstring our SpecOp guys.

3 Navy Crosses and a Medal of Honor to the team.....

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Old 10-18-2007, 10:11 PM
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Yes sir, an excellent book. I read it a few months ago.

I just saw Marcus interviewed on The Today show yesterday morning. He was with the family of the Navy Seal who is going to receive the Medal of Honor. I think his name is Michael Murphy, from Long Island, NY. A true hero....what's amazing is that he made the conscious decision to sacrifice his own life to hopefully save the lives of his fellow Seals.

It's amazing how Marcus describes seeing Michael walk into the middle of the clearing to use the satellite phone when they were surrounded by the Taliban fighters, and in the middle of the phone conversation, Marcus saw Michael Murphy get shot in the back twice, then get back up and continue talking on the phone, until he was finally shot dead. Simply amazing. People like him make me feel proud to be American.

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