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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 23, 2012
"Service: A Navy Seal at War", is a raw, emotional, and touching, continuation of Marcus Luttrell's "Lone Survivor" journey. If you haven't read "Lone Survivor", you should before reading "Service."
"Service", gives Luttrell the opportunity to fill in details and acknowledge the heroism of the people who never stopped searching for him, the people who planned and executed his rescue, at great personal risk. The book chronicles his physical and emotional journey to rejoin the SEAL teams, and coming to terms with the end of his Navy career.
Luttrell tries to distance himself, from the heartbreaking stories of the search and recovery of his fallen teammates but it's raw, and difficult at times to read, and leaves a lump in your throat. The enormous loss to the SEAL community in August of 2011, which included a number of personal friends, reopened wounds, and let loose the flood gates for Luttrell. The sense of disbelief and helplessness, the need to honor his friends and team mates.
In trying to honor servicemen of all generations, the book does get very bogged down with the extended tale of a WWII vet. The story was a welcome addition to the book, but should have contained a much edited version.
The books message is simple, honor and respect, those who fight and die for this country.
Luttrell is an a Patriot, a Hero, and I'm sure he'd add Texan, to the list. He strives to honor all service men and women by living his best life, every day .
Although this is not my normal reading fare, it's a journey I'm glad I took. It was eye-opening, awe-inspiring and makes me proud to be an American. I'll never look at the men and women who serve, in the same way. They are true heroes and I thank them for their service. ~Kate August
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