Injured Navy SEAL chronicles return to battle

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, the only survivor of an ambush by Taliban forces in 2005, talks with TODAY’s Matt Lauer about his return to combat and the “valor and heroism” of his fellow soldiers, which he writes about in his new book, “Service: A Navy SEAL at War.”


11 Responses

  1. Marcus- you epitomize what makes our great nation so beautiful. You are an elite, battle tested warrior and you have the capacity to be compassionate and have a tender heart toward animals. You are a good soul Marcus. The positive impact you have had on countless people is imeasurable. I say with great pride that you inspire me. Well done Marcus.
    Semper Fidelis
    James McNay
    USMC/military police

  2. Just finished reading your memoir Mr. Luttrell. Thank you, Sir, thank you. Ill never forget the words you wrote and speak of in this book. Truly inspirational.

  3. Marcus–I read your book, Lone Survivor, and saw u in Austin. I am in awe of your bravery and that of Mikey and Danny and Axe. I pray for you and your beautiful family and for Mamma Lee and Taya. Y’all (I’m a fellow Texan) are my heroes and I pray for blessings and strength for each one. Thank you for having the Patriot Tour.

  4. You’re right Marcus, a part of you did die on that mountain. But it now lives in all of us who come in contact with you. My prayers and gratitude are with you! You are fully healed because you know you will never give up!

  5. My husband Suresh and I just saw the movie. We want to say ‘Thank You’ for the sacrifices you all make on behalf of us. You and your friends have suffered, and continue to suffer and work for the ultimate cause of peace and humanity. God bless you and your family. It takes a special person to do what you have done. The Lord chose you for this purpose and you served well.
    – Gratitude and Respect
    – Iyengars

  6. I read your book and cried. I watched the movie and hid my eyes. It is a hard thing to watch when you know that these were real people fighting for their lives and our country and not just a movie. I find it impossible to convey in words the respect I have for what you, the rest of the team and our entire military do for this country every day. I wish peace for you and thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will always remember your brothers.

  7. Strikes me funny that Matt talked more than he allowed Marcus to talk. Problem with interviews like this one is that time constraints ruin the opportunity to really fully connect with the story. I believe Mr. Luttrell deserved more time and respect that what was shown here!

  8. Marcus,

    I always have taught my two sons to thank veterans as without you guys, who knows where we would be. I read your book when it came out and have just recently seen Lone Survivor. You are a testament to the American military and the US Navy. I applaud you for your service and mourn the loss of your teammates. I find you to be a inspiration to our nation and wish you the best in your future endevours. You sir have earned that right!
    David Lichtenstein
    and family

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