And it occurred to me that any one of them (a group of immaculately turned-out new SEALs), on any given day, would have done all the same things I'd done in my last combat mission in the Hindu Kush. I wasn't any different. I was just, I hoped, the same Texas country boy who'd come through the greatest training system on earth, with the greatest bunch of guys anyone could ever meet. The SEALs, the warriors, the front line of United States military muscle. I still get a lump in my throat when I think of who we all are. (p.379)
But I did live my dream, and then some, and I guess I'll be asked many times whether it had all been worth it in the end. And my answer will always be the same one I gave so often on my first day.
"Affirmative, sir." Because I came through it, and I have my memories, and I wouldn't have traded any of it, not for the whole world. I'm a United States Navy SEAL. " (p.380)
Wow... a powerful and informational memoir from one of our Navy SEALs. Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and The Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson is a memorable read about a mission in the summer of 2005 to capture a notorious al Qaeda leader in the mountainous areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Luttrell writes this book to commemorate his colleagues who lost their lives during this operation of which he was the only survivor. I very much enjoyed this book and definitely recommend it to others.