“But like all SEAL operational teams, we believed we were better than everyone else, so the goddamned Taliban had better watch it.” (73)
Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson is about Marcus Luttrell’s experience in Afghanistan at war. It is very touchy and makes you realize how much veterans actually do for us and our freedom. Luttrell was part of the Navy SEALS team. His partners are Mikey, Axe, and Danny. They are going there because of 9/11. They want to get their revenge and capture the leader. They want to find the leader, Ahmad Shah, the one that was in charge of 9/11 and killing over twenty United States Marines. The 4 men were sent to capture Ahmad. They will do anything they have to, to find him. If they think they think they found where he is, they will go into the house and search every where. If it isn’t the right house, many of the people that were in there will give Luttrell and his partners all the information they know, including where they are hiding the bombs and hostages, if they give them money.
“Until you’ve encountered one of these guys, you don’t understand the meaning of the word hate.” Says Luttrell. That really made me think about how different the word hate is to us. We don’t like someone because they are rude to us or someone we love. But their hate is because of someone that killed so many people in the United States. Someone that killed United States Marines. I couldn't ever imagine being a soldier and coming face to face with someone that did such a horrible thing to the United States.
Luttrell tells us how they set up camps and wonder through the mountains trying to avoid the Taliban’s finding them. But that failed. They 4 men had killed many Taliban members but they found out they were way over numbered. “I am not a political person, and as a navy seal I am sworn to defend my country and carry out the wishes of my commander in chief, the president of the United States, whoever he may be, Republican or Democrat.” said Luttrell. They couldn’t give up. They had to keep going until they won or they died. All four of the men received severe injuries and trying to get away, they jumped off the edge of a cliff. Even after that they were still running through the woods. This really makes you realize how hard they work and all the pain the veterans go through. It takes a very determined person to be able to go fight like that.