60 Minutes: Marcus Luttrell Lone Survivor & Operation Red Wings


60 Minutes: Marcus Luttrell

There are countless amazing stories from the war in Afghanistan, and one of them is getting a lot of attention recently. It occurred in 2005, when Marcus Luttrell and three other Navy SEALs found themselves outnumbered in a firefight. Luttrell was the only survivor, and he shared his true story with 60 Minutes and Anderson Cooper. How did the mission go so wrong, and what did goat herders have to do with it?

60 Minutes: Navy SEALs Loss of Life

In addition to the three men in his unit, a rescue helicopter containing 16 other Americans was shot down, killing everyone on board. As of June 2005, “it was the largest loss of life in one day for naval special warfare since WWII.”

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