Marcus Luttrell Soldier

Marcus luttrell

Marcus Luttrell (born November 7, 1975) is a former Petty Officer First Class and United States Navy SEAL. He received the Navy Cross for his actions in 2005 facing Taliban fighters during Operation Red Wings. He began training for the SEALs at age 15 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 joined the United States Navy in March 1999. He began Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training with Class 226 in Coronado, California. He graduated with Class 228 after suffering a fractured femur early in his training. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2005 with SEAL Team Ten. Prior to Afghanistan, Luttrell had been part of SDV-1. After Operation Red Wings he transferred to SEAL Team Five and deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom doing various operations there.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 7th, 1975
United States of America
Places lived
Huntsville , Alabama
pop. 186,254 (2013)




1. Sam Houston State University Colleges/University

Sam Houston State University (known as SHSU or Sam) was founded in 1879 and is the third oldest public institution of higher learning in the State of Texas. It is located 70 miles north of Houston in the hills, lakes, and forests region of East Texas in Huntsville. It is one of the oldest purpose-built institutions for the instruction of teachers west of the Mississippi River and the first such institution of its type in Texas. The school is named for one of Texas's founding fathers, Sam Houston, who made his home in the city.

Type Public school
Institution colors
1806 Ave J, 77340 - Huntsville, Texas
2010. 14,689
2009. 14,569
2010. 2,602
Acceptance rate
2011. 67.0 %
2010. 87.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 5.97 K $
2010. 5.7 K $
2009. 5.39 K $
2008. 4.93 K $
Official web page
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People attended Sam Houston State University connected by profession and/or age

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Military service

Force Unit Rank From To
United States Navy Petty officer, first class

Military conflicts participated

Operation Red Wings


June 28th, 2005


June 28th, 2005

Wikipedia article

Operation Red Wings was a combined / joint military operation during the War in Afghanistan in the Pech District of Afghanistan's Kunar Province, on the slopes of a mountain named Sawtalo Sar, approximately 20 miles west of Kunar's provincial capital of Asadabad, in late June through mid-July 2005. Operation Red Wings was intended to disrupt local anti-Coalition Militia activity, thus contributing to regional stability and thereby facilitating the Afghani Parliament elections scheduled for September, 2005. At the time, anti-Coalition Militia activity in the region was carried out most notably by a small group led by a local man from Nangarhar Province, Ahmad Shah, who had aspirations of regional Islamic fundamentalist prominence. He and his small group were among the primary targets of the operation. The operation was conceived by the 2nd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment of the U.S. Marine Corps based on an operational model developed by 2/3's sister battalion, the 3rd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment which had preceded the 2nd Battalion in their combat deployment. It utilized special operations forces units and assets, including members of the U.S. Navy SEALs and the U.S.

Taliban insurgency




Wikipedia article

The Taliban insurgency began shortly after the group's fall from power following the 2001 war in Afghanistan. The Taliban forces are fighting against the Afghan government, led by President Hamid Karzai, and against the US-led International Security Assistance Force. The insurgency has spread to some degree over the Durand Line border to neighboring Pakistan, in particular the Waziristan region and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Taliban conduct low-intensity warfare against civilians, the Afghan National Security Forces and their NATO trainers. Regional countries, particularly Pakistan and Iran, are often accused of funding and supporting the insurgent groups. The leader of the Taliban is Mullah Omar who heads the Quetta Shura. The Haqqani Network, Hezbi Islami, and smaller al Qaeda groups have also joined the insurgency. They often use terrorist attacks in which their victims are usually Afghan civilians. According to reports by the United Nations and others, the insurgents were responsible for 75-80% of civilian casualties between 2009 to 2011.

As movie subject

Title Year Other subjects Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers External resources
Lone Survivor
United States special operations forces
War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
USD 40M 3
Norton Herrick
Sarah Aubrey
Randall Emmett

Written work

1.Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2007. by Little, Brown and Company
2009. by Little, Brown and Company
Marcus Luttrell
Military operations of the War in Afghanistan
Operation Red Wings

2.Service: A Navy SEAL at War

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2012. by Little, Brown and Company

Awards won

2006 Navy Cross

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with

2005 Purple Heart

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with


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