Marcus Luttrell is the author of the number one New York Times best-selling book, Lone Survivor, which tells the harrowing story of four Navy SEALs who journeyed into the mountainous border of Afghanistan and Pakistan in Operation Redwing. An unparalleled motivational story of survival, the book is also a moving tribute to the friends and teammates who did not make it off the mountain. A powerful testament to the courage, integrity, patriotism, and community that forged these American heroes, Lone Survivor, is an incredible account of teamwork, fortitude, and modern warfare, and Luttrell’s experiences have captivated millions around the country. His book is currently in production as a major motion picture featuring Mark Wahlberg as Luttrell.
Leading Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell joined the U.S. Navy in March 1999 and became a combat-trained SEAL in January 2002. After serving in Iraq for two years, he was deployed to Afghanistan in the spring of 2005. As a SEAL, Luttrell was trained in weapons, demolition, and unarmed combat. He also served as Platoon medic.
After recuperating from Operation Redwing, he redeployed to Iraq for a second tour and retired in 2007, earning the Navy Cross for combat heroism by President W. Bush. Many of these experiences are highlighted in his follow up bestselling book, Service. In it, Luttrell turns his focus from his own experiences as a combat-trained Navy SEAL to the nature of service on America’s battlefields and the soldiers who give their lives to defend their nation and each other.