Monday, December 9, 2013

The Amazing Story Of Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell



How An Afghan And A Navy SEAL Became "Brothers" -- CBS News

Anderson Cooper hangs out with "blood brothers," former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell and Afghan villager Mohammad Gulab

When Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell met Afghan villager Mohammad Gulab, no one could have predicted that the two men would become “brothers in blood.”

The story goes back to June 2005, when Luttrell and three of his fellow SEALs were dropped by chopper into the mountains of Afghanistan on a mission to locate a militia leader aligned with the Taliban. According to Luttrell’s account of what happened, the mission went horribly awry when the SEAL team was discovered-- not by fighters but by a group of goat herders.

After some debate, the SEALs decided to let the unarmed goat herders go, a decision that Luttrell believes compromised their mission and likely led to the deaths of 19 Americans. Only an hour after releasing the goat herders, Luttrell says that he and his teammates found themselves badly outnumbered in a long and vicious firefight.

Read more ....

My Comment: What an amazing story .... read it all. The above video is also a must see.

1 comment:

Nazmush Shahadat said...

According to Luttrell’s account of what happened, the mission went horribly awry when the SEAL team was discovered-- not by fighters but by a group of goat herders.