Since Operation Red Wings started becoming public, there has been an undercurrent within the military community and in the media questioning, to varying degrees, the truth behind HM1 (RET) Marcus Luttrell’s version of what really happened in the course of the operation. Over the years, and in a more concentrated manner recently, I have compiled all the publicly available information and analyzed the data repeatedly. This includes information available via public record; documented writings found in Luttrell’s book, “Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10;” and recorded versions of HM1 (RET) Marcus Luttrell’s narrative regarding Operation Redwing (sic).
NOTE: It’s Operation Red Wings, not Operation Redwing per the myriad incorrect references by HM1 (RET) Luttrell, including the title of his New York Times bestselling book, “Lone Survivor.”
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