SEALS Luttrell, Marcus

John Robertson

Staff member
  • UNIT
U.S.N. Seal Team 10
  • RANK
Hospital Corpsman Second Class

Navy Cross
Afghanistan 2005 (Op.Redwing)
from Willis,Texas
born 7.11.1975 Huntsville,Texas
graduated Willis High School
attended Sam Houston State University
joined U.S.N. March 1999
SEALS January 2002 (graduated BUD/s Class 228 21.4.2000)
Seal Delivery Vehicle Team 1
Seal Team 10
WIA 2005 Afghanistan
Seal Team 5 (served Iraq)
promoted Hospital Corpsman First Class
brother Morgan also Navy Seal
co-author with Patrick Robinson of


Navy Cross : The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in actions against the enemy while serving in a four-man Special Reconnaissance element with SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE, Naval Special Warfare Task unit, Afghanistan from 27 to 28 June 2005, in the vicinity of Asadabad, Konar Province, Afghanistan. Operating in the middle of an enemy-controlled area, in extremely rugged terrain, his Special Reconnaissance element was tasked with locating a high-level Anti-Coalition Militia leader, in support of a follow-on direct action mission to disrupt enemy activity. On 28 June 2005, the element was spotted by Anti-Coalition Militia sympathizers, who immediately revealed their position to the militia fighters. As a result, the element directly encountered the enemy. Demonstrating exceptional resolve and fully understanding the gravity of the situation and his responsibility to his teammates, the unidentified SEAL fought valiantly against the numerically superior and positionally advantaged enemy force. By his undaunted courage in the face of heavy enemy fire, and absolute devotion to his teammates, Petty Officer Luttrell will long be remembered for the role he played in the Global War on Terrorism. Petty Officer Luttrell's courageous and selfless heroism reflected great credit upon him and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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Service: A Navy Seal at War
By Marcus Luttrell & James D Hornfischer