Marcus Luttrell's Courageous Actions

874 Words 4 Pages
Joe Cannon
Period 6
Hero Essay
September 30, 2015
Word Count: 481 Marcus Luttrell A hero is an individual who is admired for his or her qualities or achievements. Something that defines a hero is a selfless act of bravery in order to help others in need. A heros courageous actions impact others in a positive way.An extraodinary example of heroism was displayed by Marcus Lutrell when he defended America in Afghanistan. When Marcus Luttrell was born no one could have predicted how he would impact the world. Marcus was born in raised in Texas with his twin brother Morgan. Marcus and Morgan were trained to shoot at the age of seven. They grew up out in the country with their dad teaching them about the wonders of the wild. Around age fifteen
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Something that defines a hero is a selfless act of bravery in order to help others in need. A heros courageous actions impact others in a positive way.An extraodinary example of heroism was displayed by Marcus Lutrell when he defended America in Afghanistan. When Marcus Luttrell was born no one could have predicted how he would impact the world. Marcus was born in raised in Texas with his twin brother Morgan. Marcus and Morgan were trained to shoot at the age of seven. They grew up out in the country with their dad teaching them about the wonders of the wild. Around age fifteen Marcus grew up the courage to ask his neighbor Billy Shelton, former Green Beret to train them to work up into the special forces. Billy trained a small group of approximately twelve teenagers including Marcus and Morgan. Marcus attended Sam Houston State University, After college Marcus joined the Navy in …show more content…
The mission objective was to locate a top ranking taliban official named Muhammad Ismail. In the hills of Peck district in the Kunar province, Marcus’s team was found by a couple of Afghan goat herders from the region. His team immediately detained the goat herders and` discussed what to do with them. Eventually after a long period of time they let the goat herders go knowing that that decision could impact their mission and endanger them. Within a hours dozens of taliban warriors surrounded the seals. 3 of the 4 seals died in combat, Marcus was the only one to survive. Despite many injuries Luttrell crawled 7 miles to a nearby village where they protected and healed marcus. After they had gotten contact with the U.S. Military forces, a successful military rescue was launched. “ Despite Luttrell’s harrowing experience, he completed one more tour of duty. The target of Operation Red Wings, Muhammad Ismail was not eliminated during the battle, but was later killed in a firefight with police in Pakistan.” stated Stephen Bajza in the article Marcus Luttrell is the Lone Survivor. Certainly Marcus actions demonstrate the true meaning of a well regarded hero. The world would be a different place without Marcus telling the story of the lone survivor. He will always be remembered for fighting around 200 taliban warriors on Seal Team 10. He will always be one of the greatest heros in Seal Team

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