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Old 06-13-2009, 01:30 PM
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I'm halfway through the book now. I read it in every spare moment. Luttrell tells his story and educates you at the same time. I don't want to hear what politicians and committees say about the war and terrorism, I want to hear what the guys who have been there have to say. Luttrell has been there, he knows the history, he knows the reasons for it and against it. I dare others to read this book and keep an open mind and see what a real hero looks like. No, Luttrell would never label himself as a hero. He wanted this story told as a tribute to the others, not to gain personal glory. He and the men who lost their lives there are heroes to me though....just like my dad and his fellow Vietnam Vets are heroes.

I really wish I'd read it before Vegas. Then I could have bought him a beer, shook his hand, or just simply said "thanks"......Gosh it brings tears to my eyes when a stranger stops my dad on the street after seeing his purple heart cap to shake his hand and tell him thanks for serving. Dad's still 'with it' enough on his good days to reply and talk about his experiences there if asked.


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I'm halfway through the book now. I read it in every spare moment. Luttrell tells his story and educates you at the same time. I don't want to hear what politicians and committees say about the war and terrorism, I want to hear what the guys who have been there have to say. Luttrell has been there, he knows the history, he knows the reasons for it and against it. I dare others to read this book and keep an open mind and see what a real hero looks like. No, Luttrell would never label himself as a hero. He wanted this story told as a tribute to the others, not to gain personal glory. He and the men who lost their lives there are heroes to me though....just like my dad and his fellow Vietnam Vets are heroes.

I really wish I'd read it before Vegas. Then I could have bought him a beer, shook his hand, or just simply said "thanks"......Gosh it brings tears to my eyes when a stranger stops my dad on the street after seeing his purple heart cap to shake his hand and tell him thanks for serving. Dad's still 'with it' enough on his good days to reply and talk about his experiences there if asked.


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Me thinks I need to read this as well. Perhaps I can arrange a book-swap with you (once you're done, of course): Lone Survivor for Blood in the Cage?
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Me thinks I need to read this as well. Perhaps I can arrange a book-swap with you (once you're done, of course): Lone Survivor for Blood in the Cage?

Sounds like a plan. You will enjoy this book. Just promise you won't go off and join the Navy trying to become a SEAL afterwards...mmmmKay? Your mama would kick my butt!


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It's worth buying plus the proceeds go to the families of the fallen heros.
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Sounds like a plan. You will enjoy this book. Just promise you won't go off and join the Navy trying to become a SEAL afterwards...mmmmKay? Your mama would kick my butt!


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Yeah, she almost had a heart-attack when I told her I was applying to be a Sheriff's Deputy here in our county, and I'm honestly the closest thing to a "criminal element" we have (other than kids smoking in school bathrooms).
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It's worth buying plus the proceeds go to the families of the fallen heros.
I don't doubt it in the slightest. Unfortunately, I have no $$$.
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Yeah, she almost had a heart-attack when I told her I was applying to be a Sheriff's Deputy here in our county, and I'm honestly the closest thing to a "criminal element" we have (other than kids smoking in school bathrooms).I don't doubt it in the slightest. Unfortunately, I have no $$$.
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I appreciate that, man!

Amy, I guess instead of Lone Survivor, I want the Fedor book!

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I appreciate that, man!

Amy, I guess instead of Lone Survivor, I want the Fedor book!

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SOMEBODY still has my copy. If it doesn't find its way back to my place soon I am going to drive over there and kick him right in the knee. Then I'll stomp on his foot. And last I will punch him in the gut. Too bad he probably isn't going to read this particular post......


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SOMEBODY still has my copy. If it doesn't find its way back to my place soon I am going to drive over there and kick him right in the knee. Then I'll stomp on his foot. And last I will punch him in the gut. Too bad he probably isn't going to read this particular post......


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This book was great. Well written not at all for the faint of heart

We are a nation of the spoiled. This book should give us all strength and promise. What Marcus and these men go threw every day should make us all suck it up and appreciate the lives we lead no matter what personal struggles we have.

Guilt. I have guilt knowing these men are out there fighting for me and my family. They are putting everything on the line for me and you.

I think god for these men every night. When I tuck my girls into bed. I am able to do that because these men fight everyday away from their children. So I can be with mine.

To all the ones serving or have served our nation thank you. To all their families holding down the fort while their away an equal thank you.

God speed.

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