I recently read a book called Lone Survivor.
Marcus Luttrell is a typical Texan, rancher, hunter, outdoorsman, and has a will to serve his country even if that means making the ultimate sacrifice. Naturally, because of his feelings he joined the Navy Seals, the most elite warriors in the world. Little did he know that one event in his military career would heavily impact his life forever.
He and three other guys were deployed as a sniper team to take out an enemy militia leader that was commanding hundreds. They fast roped into the Hindu Kush were they set up a sniping spot on the top of a hill. All of a sudden two villagers appeared out of nowhere. The team could see the hate for Americans in their eyes. They had a decision to make: execute the villagers to protect the mission and themselves, or let them go free and possibly be found by enemy forces. The decision the team makes haunts Marcus for the rest of his life and causes him to lose three of his friends.
I also had to make a very hard decision in my life. I had to decide which high school I would go to. Now, this may not seem like a big decision, but it affects what my career is. If I go to Lyman Hall, which has voag, I would learn about agriculture and stay on my orchard. If I didn’t want to work on my orchard I would go to any other high school.
This is the heart wrenching and true story of what Seal Team 10 went through and the survival story of Marcus Luttrell. I recommend this book to everyone. Although it was horrendously sad at some parts it was a great book. It’s extremely important for all of us to realize how far our military goes to protect us and make sure. We must never forget about them.