Tuesday, April 7, 2009

About Marcus Luttrell

Marcus Luttrell always wanted to be a Navy SEAL. He and his twin brother Morgan were born in Huntsville, Texas in 1975, and his parents were hard workers with high expectations of their sons. At the age of 14 Marcus began training for the SEALs with former U.S. Army Special Forces soldier Billy Shelton, who often trained young men aspiring to join the military.

In 1999 Luttrell joined the U.S Navy and began Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training with Class 226 in Coronado, California. In his first round of training he fractured his femur, but returned as soon as his injury healed. After serving in Iraq for two years, he was deployed to Afghanistan, where he and Seal Team 10 would begin Operation Redwing in 2005.

Read this article to learn more about Marcus Luttrell's story, or better yet, see him in person at the Main Library. He will discuss the experiences detailed in his book on Tuesday, May 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Reading Garden Lounge. Afterwards Mr. Luttrell will be available for book signings and Lone Survivor will be available for purchase. We hope to see you there!

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