Former SEAL Marcus Luttrell, played by Mark Wahlberg, was the only one one of the four-man reconnaissance team to survive Operation Red Wings, suffering multiple wounds.
Team leader Lt. Michael Murphy, along with fellow SEALs Matthew Axelson and Danny Dietz were killed in the ambush by Taliban fighters. They had been dropped by helicopter into a remote area to follow the activities of an al Qaeda leader suspected of having links to Usama bin Laden.
Luttrell penned a book called “Lone Survivor,” which served as the basis for the newly released movie.
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