Lone Survivor

Topics: Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, Special Activities Division Pages: 2 (856 words) Published: February 5, 2014
The lone Survivor
What is the lone survivor? Most of us know it know it as a movie that is based on a true story and that’s it. But the Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of four Navy Seal members tasked on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda. The mission is operation Red Wings, tasked with overlooking a village and try and capture or kill a highly dangerous Taliban member that was in links with another dangerous Taliban member Osama bin laden. Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish. The four seals that are tasked with this mission are as followed Marcus Luttrell, Lt. Michael Murphy, Sonar Tech Matthew Axelson, and Danny Dietz. The night of June 2005 the groups of them were camping out overlooking the village when they came across 3 shepherds and a boy. Fearing that they would be spotted and ratted out by the shepherds the group captured them. After debating for a long time whether or not to kill them or let them go the team decided that they would let the shepherds go and move on to another part to continue on the mission. And hour later the seals were surrounded by hundreds of members of the Taliban warriors up on a mountain. There surrounded in a heated gun battle with the Taliban warriors with nowhere to go atop the mountain top with their backs against the wall and running out of space to operate, Marcus yelled out to the group to fall back, meaning telling them to jump off the cliff of the mountain so that they could at least get away from the Taliban’s to regroup and call for back up and get a better chance at fighting them. Already down to just three of them and badly wounded Marcus and Matthew being shot in the head but still out there in the fight, while Lt. Murphy was out trying to find a...
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