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Old 01-01-2014, 03:42 PM
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Just finished watching and it's a must see. True (with hollywood embellishments) of Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell. sp.. Played by mark wahlburg.
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I read the book. TRUE Hero in every sense of the word.

I am holding off seeing the movie because I hate Marky Mark... I'm trying to look past it because the Marcus Luttrell Story is amazing!!
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Read the book and enjoyed it. I'll go see the movie, I've heard all good reviews of it.

On a side note, if you enjoyed the book Lone Survivor, I'd suggest Fearless.
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Couldn't put the book down

Will see the movie

How is the movie doing ?

Amusing that they premiered it in NYC & LA
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Book was great, can't wait to see the movie
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Indeed, great book.
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Actually, Mark debuted the movie at a local Hingham, MA town cinema, not far from his brothers' restaurant.

My neighbor happens to be a Navy SEAL going to Harvard JFK school and was part of the rescue response team. He did not say anything bad about Marcus, but you definitely get the idea he does not like the idea of a brother in arms profiting from telling the tale. Even Marcus would tell you the real heroes are the ones that did not live to tell the tale.
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Actually, Mark debuted the movie at a local Hingham, MA town cinema, not far from his brothers' restaurant.

My neighbor happens to be a Navy SEAL going to Harvard JFK school and was part of the rescue response team. He did not say anything bad about Marcus, but you definitely get the idea he does not like the idea of a brother in arms profiting from telling the tale. Even Marcus would tell you the real heroes are the ones that did not live to tell the tale.
I never really looked at it from that point of view. The $$$ side that is.

I personally feel as a Medal of Honor Recipient he has earned the right to benefit any way possible from his devotion to this Country. We essentially pay our athletes far more than he will ever see by paying to see them perform. We have it all backwards.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:27 PM
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Marcus called himself a coward in a recent interview. His reasoning was when his bud Murphy was yelling for his help he put down his weapon and covered his ears.
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I listened to the book on audio a few years ago and I always wondered why the team's only two options were kill the goat herders or release them and possibly die. Couldn't they have tied them up leaving them alive but unable to alert the enemy?
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Originally Posted by Prolineguy View Post
I never really looked at it from that point of view. The $$$ side that is.

I personally feel as a Medal of Honor Recipient he has earned the right to benefit any way possible from his devotion to this Country. We essentially pay our athletes far more than he will ever see by paying to see them perform. We have it all backwards.
Marcus received the Navy Cross. With that said, I still agree with your opinion.
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Marcus received the Navy Cross. With that said, I still agree with your opinion.
You sir are correct, Navy Cross... Murphy got the Medal of Honor.
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I listened to the book on audio a few years ago and I always wondered why the team's only two options were kill the goat herders or release them and possibly die. Couldn't they have tied them up leaving them alive but unable to alert the enemy?
I don't recall the exact timeline of their mission but just tying them up and leaving them might have also been a death sentence for the goat-herders in that terrain.

They should have killed them. That part of the book really brought to light the decisions our soldiers need to make in the modern age of warfare.

For Christ's sake who ever would have thought an American Soldier could be charged with Murder during a time of "war" or whatever the hell it is we are over there fighting for.

I recall that issue being part of the decision to let them go. They paid dearly for that decision.
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I met Marcus on a hunting trip in TX, great guy living with a lot of burden.
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I can't wait to see the movie. I don't think it's going to hit the local theatres until January 8 or 10th.

I read both of his books, Lone Survivor and Service A Navy SEAL At War. Both were great, but the BEST book I've read so far was American Sniper by Chris Kyle. Now that story and the book was amazing and highly, highly recommended.

BTW Murphy's Medal of Honor was framed an displayed in the vestibule in the NYS Supreme Court Suffolk County. His father was a former prosecutor turned law secretary for a judge. They put the medal and citation on display. Very, very moving.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:23 AM
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Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell was interviewed on 60 minutes and told the story.
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Originally Posted by Prolineguy View Post
I personally feel as a Medal of Honor Recipient he has earned the right to benefit any way possible from his devotion to this Country. We essentially pay our athletes far more than he will ever see by paying to see them perform. We have it all backwards.
Audie Murphy understood that.
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In the movie most of the team wanted to ghost the goat herders. The LT decided to let them go. What I did not understand most was that once the chinook took an RPG why heavy bombers weren't brought in to cluster bomb the bad guys camp. Also, in the movie, they blamed poor coms on terrain. The coms they were using were sat based........................... Also, wahlburg played the role very well. I got to see a screener that was sent out for nominations so some parts may not be complete but I was hoping that there would have been some more on the relation between walburg and the raghead after he was rescued. If you want to watch it, PM me and I'll tell you how to download and play.

During the credits they showed the pics of the people killed on that mission, the chinook must have been loaded to the gills because the movie depicted only a 4 man team going in. All took multiple rounds and continued to fight. They were depicted as throwing themselves off of cliffs not once but twice, one had his fingers shot off but continued to fight. In other words, alot of hollywood embellishment. I hope Markus got paid well for the making of that film. I loved the movie, perhaps one of the best movies about afghan there has been, the entire cast was good. In the movie it also showed that they had their target within 700m at one time, I don't understand why the team sniper just didn't end it then. This was before the goat herders with optimal shooting conditions. This bad guy was never killed.

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Absolutely a great read, couldn't wait each day to read a little more! Will be watching the movie too!
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Originally Posted by Prolineguy View Post
I read the book. TRUE Hero in every sense of the word.

I am holding off seeing the movie because I hate Marky Mark... I'm trying to look past it because the Marcus Luttrell Story is amazing!!
the previews of the movie look NOTHING like the book...I will watch it but it still pisses me off
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