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      10-29-2009, 04:44 PM   #1
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Marcus Luttrell=BADASS!!

Just finished reading the book "Lone Survivor" in one day---best book I have ever read. For those that are unfamiliar...It is a true story about a 4 man US Navy Seal Team sent into the mountains of Afghanistan to take out a high level terrorist.

Anyone disagree that Marcus Luttrell is one of the hardest dudes on the planet?
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      10-29-2009, 06:06 PM   #2
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about to buy it. Just looked it up on amazon, sounds badass
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      10-29-2009, 06:24 PM   #3
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How many pages is the book? Might read it over the Thanksgiving break.
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      10-29-2009, 06:27 PM   #4
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over 400 i believe
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      10-29-2009, 06:35 PM   #5
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how big is the font? page dimensions? pictures?
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      10-29-2009, 06:36 PM   #6
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sound slike it would make an entertaining movie
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      10-29-2009, 06:41 PM   #7
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      10-29-2009, 06:52 PM   #8
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how big is the font? page dimensions? pictures?
font is 36pt wingdings, 12.5 x 18, pop-out book

common man, it's a book. lol
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      10-29-2009, 06:56 PM   #9
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loly i was being sarcastic...about the previous poster. no harm
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      10-29-2009, 06:58 PM   #10
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loly i was being sarcastic...about the previous poster. no harm
i know, i was joking too
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      10-29-2009, 08:22 PM   #11
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Yup, good book
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I read it right after it came out. Marcus Luttrell is a great American, and a real bad-ass. He was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions and heroism on that mission.

Operation Redwing was a real fuckup though, and the worst day in SEALs history. 8 SEALs on the rescue team were killed, along with 8 Nightstalkers from the 160th SOAR.

RIP Warriors!



SEAL Team KIA:

* LT Michael P. Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, New York (Medal of Honor)
* STG2 (SEAL) Matthew Axelson, 29, of Cupertino, CA (Navy Cross)
* GM2 (SEAL) Danny Dietz, 26, of Littleton, Colorado (Navy Cross)

Rescue mission KIA:

Nightstalkers:

* Staff Sgt. Shamus O. Goare, 29, of Danville, Ohio
* Chief Warrant Officer Corey J. Goodnature, 35, of Clarks Grove, Minnesota.
* Sgt. Kip A. Jacoby, 21, of Pompano Beach, Florida
* Sgt. 1st Class Marcus V. Muralles, 33, of Shelbyville, Indiana
* Master Sgt. James W. Ponder III, 36, of Franklin, Tennessee
* Maj. Stephen C. Reich, 34, of Washington Depot, Connecticut.
* Sgt. 1st Class Michael L. Russell, 31, of Stafford, Virginia
* Chief Warrant Officer Chris J. Scherkenbach, 40, of Jacksonville, Florida

SEALs:

* FCC(SEAL/SW) Jacques J. Fontan, 36, of New Orleans, Louisiana
* ITCS(SEAL) Daniel R. Healy, 36, of Exeter, New Hampshire
* Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen, 33, of San Diego, California
* ET1(SEAL) Jeffery A. Lucas, 33, of Corbett, Oregon
* Lt. Michael M. McGreevy, Jr., 30, of Portville, New York
* QM2(SEAL) James E. Suh, 28, of Deerfield Beach, Florida
* HM1(SEAL/FMF) Jeffrey S. Taylor, 30, of Midway, West Virginia
* MM2(SEAL) Shane E. Patton, 22, of Boulder City, Nevada
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      10-29-2009, 11:32 PM   #13
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sound slike it would make an entertaining movie
I wouldn't use the word "entertaining" personally........
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      10-30-2009, 01:13 AM   #14
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bought the book like i said. now cant wait to start it.
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      10-30-2009, 07:36 AM   #15
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I wouldn't use the word "entertaining" personally........
Me either. I don't want Hollywood anywhere near this story.
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      10-30-2009, 06:15 PM   #16
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first 2 chapters kinda slow, hope it gets better
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      10-31-2009, 09:44 AM   #17
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Thanks man, I just ordered the book. I love books like this.
Did you read 'We Die Alone' by David Howarth? Look it up, its also a really good true story of survival. I couldn't put it down.
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