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Marcus Luttrell

Soldier from United States of America

Marcus Luttrell (born November 7, 1975) is a former United States Navy SEAL, who received the Navy Cross for his actions in June 2005 facing Taliban fighters during Operation Red Wings. During his eight year career in the United States Navy, Luttrell reached the rank of Petty Officer First Class Luttrell was born in Houston, Texas on November 7, 1975. He began training for the U.S. Navy SEALs at the age of fifteen, with former United States Army soldier Billy Shelton, who lived near Luttrell's home. He trained every day with his twin brother, Morgan, and others who aspired to join the military. Shelton trained them using various weight and endurance exercises. After high school, Luttrell attended Sam Houston State University, where he joined the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Luttrell enlisted in the United States Navy in March 1999. He started with Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) Class 226; however, due to a fractured femur he suffered on the O-course, he graduated with Class 228 on April 21, 2000. After completing BUD/S, he attended Army jump school and SEAL Qualification Training. He was then sent to Fort Bragg in North Carolina, for an additional six months of advanced  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1975-11-07
Place of birth
Huntsville
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Melanie Juneau Luttrell
Siblings
Morgan Luttrell
Profession
Author, Soldier

Education

Institution From To
Sam Houston State University

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