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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 13, 2013
This is the third in a series of contemporary works written by men who have served as Navy SEALs in the recent wars on terror that remain related in one way or another. I suspect because of both time0line and the very small numbers of qualified me to take up arms in this capacity.

Service is an amazing book written by a real American hero, Marcus Luttrell, who was in injured in Afghanistan and rescued in an elaborate mission. Since then he has served in Iraq, retired from the navy, and taken up a number of entrepreneurial aspirations.

What can be said about it? I honestly don't know where the Navy finds these men. They seem to have plenty ready to try to live to this standard. But few make it through the training. This book details a little of what it takes to be at the tip of the spear and focuses on what it takes to push that spear point into the soft flesh of nation's our enemies.

One of the more enjoyable things about this book remains how humble the author appears to be about his moment in history. I suspect it has a lot to do with the character of the man. Like he said, "those who have done something don't have to brag about it." I also enjoyed knowing that his faith is critical to his foundation as a man.

I also enjoyed knowing that the man who saved him in Afghanistan came to visit Lutreell in the United States. The difference in cultures was rather interesting to read about. We have so many freedoms in our country that many of them are simply taken for granted. This man understands that. I suspect Mr. Luttrell also understands it better than most.

This is a top shelf book. It's easy to read, extremely well written and edited, and a joy to read. It's not exactly for the faint of heart. It gets into some of the dirty work men like Marcus Luttrell deal with on a working level. Amazingly, he has a twin brother who also served in the same capacity. This book rather dramatically shows, integrity and character of the United States and those who serve her.

Reading this book was a rather humbling experience. If you enjoyed it, I would strongly suggest obviously reading Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell, American Sniper by Chris Kyle and My life in the Red Circle by Brandon. Webb.
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