Marcus Luttrell is the Navy SEAL who recently became famous when the movie that documented his experience in Afghanistan was released. “Lone Survivor” was released January 10 and became an instant hit, grossing over $74 million in North America and being nominated for two Academy Awards, one for Best Sound Mixing and one for Best Sound Editing. It chronicles the story of him and his 4 man team during Operation Red Wings where they were tasked with killing al Qaeda leader Ahmad Shahd, only to find themselves in a fight for their lives.
He was born in Houston in 1975 and began training for the SEAL’s when he was 14 with a neighbor who was a former Army soldier. He was in the Navy from 1999 through 2007, and co-authored the book titled the same as the movie upon returning home from Afghanistan in 2006.
In the interview he talks about his relationship with God, family, parenting, and his patriotism.
He also said that he doesn’t like to talk about his war experiences or how many people he killed, politics or the “things that everyone else wants to talk about.”