ServiceJames D. Hornfischer & Marcus Luttrell


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Service by James D. Hornfischer & Marcus Luttrell Book Summary

Marcus Luttrell, author of the #1 bestseller Lone Survivor, share war stories about true American heroism from himself and other soldiers who bravely fought alongside him.
Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him -- and he would have readily done the same for them. As he recuperated, he wondered why he and others, from America's founding to today, had been willing to sacrifice everything-including themselves-for the sake of family, nation, and freedom.

In Service, we follow Marcus Luttrell to Iraq, where he returns to the battlefield as a member of SEAL Team 5 to help take on the most dangerous city in the world: Ramadi, the capital of war-torn Al Anbar Province. There, in six months of high-intensity urban combat, he would be part of what has been called the greatest victory in the history of U.S. Special Operations forces. We also return to Afghanistan and Operation Redwing, where Luttrell offers powerful new details about his miraculous rescue. Throughout, he reflects on what it really means to take on a higher calling, about the men he's seen lose their lives for their country, and the legacy of those who came and bled before.

A thrilling war story, Service is also a profoundly moving tribute to the warrior brotherhood, to the belief that nobody goes it alone, and no one will be left behind.

Service (James D. Hornfischer & Marcus Luttrell) Book Reviews

ClosureI found this book from much more compelling than his first. It is book that captures all the other phases he has gone through and includes the other branches of the service and it's members that touched his life. This is book helps continue the healing process by identifying those who serve and honoring them..Score: 5/5

Intriguing book that was long overdueThis book focuses on the ideas and principles that draws a man (or woman) into military service. As a former special operations operator, I can attest to the spirit of brotherhood that Marcus writes about. 'Service' is a great view of the human side of these special men who serve our country in the SOG. I praise Marcus for writing about his Christianity and how his faith got him through many terrible moments. This book is money well spent, and will change the way many people view our spec-ops operators around the world..Score: 5/5

A question.Did any one else have spots in the book where there was nothing? I had blank spots in a few spots throughout the book..Score: 4/5

ServiceThis book truly portrays what some people give up so that so any of us can prosper. True Patriots and True Americans.Score: 5/5

ServiceI am myself a combat veteran and medic. This book was very intense and very real. It reminds all veterans that they serve a greater cause. God bless the fraternity of the US military..Score: 5/5

Service Book review:I loved his first book, Lone Survivor, this is a great sequel to that which continues to speak about his experiences in the Navy SEALS. Before reading this book you should go read The Lone Survivor to understand his story and where he comes from. This book, like the other puts you on the battlefield with marcus and his team mates and gives you a first hand account of what is going on over there on the other side of the globe. After reading this book and Lone Survivor I was motivated to watch some videos of Marcus speaking publicly about his story, I do want to go see him speak as well as see his movie. I recommend this book to any reader looking for a good dramatic action filled reading and to any reader who has read Lone Survivor..Score: 5/5

Phenomenal book!This book was an incredible read. I just finished it after only purchasing days ago. It's sad to read what our troops go through during war but, it's also amazing to see how humble they are such as, Marcus. For anyone that knows someone in the service, or has interest in the service. This is a great prospective of what it's like for the men and women wearing those uniforms, and for their families..Score: 5/5

Books by Marcus LuttrellI have read all three. I have friends and family serving in the military. I know kids who are at all the academies. These books, bring tears to my eyes when I read of the heroism and courage of those who serve us all, and our country. I realized while reading these books the "Why they do this" question I always had. I also realized that, after 9/11/2001, those who live on the rush of adrenaline, are the best to serve this Nation. I have never met finer people than those who have served this great Nation. When I sing THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, it is for love of country, AND ALL WHO SERVE (past, present and future) and, as my high school American History teacher, Mrs. Hamilton would say, "If I ever hear the national anthem being played, and you not singing, I WILL HAUNT YOU!". Now I know why. These BRAVE men AND women put their lives on the line for US, every day, and make life changing decisions, without hesitation. GOD BLESS ALL OUR ARMED FORCES, ARMY, ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, RANGERS, AND GREEN BERETS (I have a nephew who serves in this elite division), NAVY, ALL THE SEAL TEAMS, MARINES, COAST GUARD, AIR FORCE (I know fine men who wore the USAF uniform and one, in particular, who is an Olympic Gold Medalist!), ALL BRANCHES, AND THE ELITE TEAMS who do things no ordinary man or woman would do. UOU ARE ALL SUPER HEROS! Thank you all for your SERVICE to this great country, from one grateful American. Thank you Marcus for writing about your experience, for your undying love of country, for your brother (I will pray for his safety), for your words on the pages. It could not have been easy to relive those painful moments. AWESOME READ, AWE INSPIRING AUTHOR!.Score: 5/5

ServiceBuy this book. Give it to 10 friends. Help other people understand what our servicepeople do for us everyday..Score: 5/5

ServiceAnother Great book by Marcus...Some of our nations greatest warriors!.Score: 5/5

Wow- again.A follow-up to "Lone Survivor" that only Marcus Luttrell could have skillfully crafted. A must-read..Score: 5/5

ServiceThis was a very good book about the real life and the men and what they are like away from the battle. It was not as good as lone surveyor but still a very good book that got in to the lives of the many men that went through the battles..Score: 4/5

Full circleThis book hurts my heart to hear the pain suffered by the few who are at the tip of the sword. Godspeed to Morgan and your brothers of the teams. I am inspired to find a niche to continue service after retirement..Score: 5/5

As good as it gets!!!!Navy Seal book at it's best, hopefully Marcus gives us at least one more!.Score: 5/5

Great!!Another great book by a great patriot!.Score: 5/5

Great bookAn honest and real account of what our service men live day in and out. Thank you all, and may God bless you all..Score: 5/5

Great!Tough, but necessary read, just like Lone Survivor. Thank you to all the men & women who serve, and the families supporting them from home! God bless America!.Score: 5/5

ServiceOne of the most moving books I have ever read. Thank you for sharing you stories. It made what the men that serve our country men so much more to me..Score: 5/5

An American HeroMarcus is an American Hero and in this book he reveals the stories of other American Heroes who performed alongside him and on the SEAL teams. Many lives were saved as a result of the work of these brave soldiers. FTWTTT (From The Womb To The Tomb).Score: 5/5

Thank youGreat book that exemplifies the meaning of the word TEAM and COURAGE. The sacrifices that these men and women going through daily for there country is truly inspirational. Thank you for sharing your story..Score: 5/5

Another super book!Marcus does a great job telling the stories of True American Hero's, and things you didn't hear on the mainstream media. Great job..Score: 5/5

ServiceMr. Lutrell's books should be a part of any history or leadership curriculum for 8th graders, high schools, and college. The essence of selflessness and true team work is not taught enough in our country. Our young people need this training more than they need all others as a foundation to succeed in other arenas and ultimately preserve our way of life going forward. 3/25/L, 0311.Score: 5/5

ServiceA tremendous story by a tremendous human being and American. You are the definition of a true hero Mr Luttrell..Score: 5/5

Awesome.Great book. Thanks Marcus..Score: 5/5

ServiceAn amazing narrative of the true meaning of a Patriot. Through out history so many people have proudly answered our great country's call for warriors to stand and fight those desiring harm upon our freedoms. Marcus does a fantastic job of describing his epic life while honoring those who have served before, with, and yet to come. May the sounds of liberty forever ring and may we never forget those who gave so much. Craig Wallace USMC 86-90 Jersey City Fire Dept. Rescue 1.Score: 5/5

WowReadable, riveting, inspirational and faith-building.Score: 5/5

Awesome bookThis is a great book. I also read Lone Survivor, which is also very riveting. This shows a side of the military most if us don't realize or don't think about. We owe our servicemen great honor for what they do for us!.Score: 5/5

ServiceGreat book just like Lone Survivor.Score: 5/5

Mr. Joe Rea PhillipsThis man is a true American hero. I am grateful for his service and his willingness to express from his heart his experiences. Reading his books gives one hope for America in a time when it seems that freedom is taken for granted and we have lost our way as a country. May God Bless Marcus and thank you for your service and your great books..Score: 5/5

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Story Behind the StoryThis is a very personal look back the author's return to combat after the events documented in "Lone Survivor", as well as a much-needed fleshing out of that mission that went so horribly wrong. Marcus Luttrell tells us what service is all about, in no uncertain terms, in his own words, and in the words of others in the SOF community, including some of the wives and girlfriends. In writing this book he shines a light into some dark corners of military operations that some may find a bit uncomfortable, but he does it in a manner that honors the men who fought and died alongside him in the name of freedom. A must-read for anyone trying to make sense of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan..Score: 5/5

Another amazing tributeAlthough I will be forced to read it, I hope you don't write anymore books. Too emotional! You touch my soul every time and make me thankful for you and your fellow servicemen every day..Score: 5/5

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