I recently finished Marcus Luttrell book "Lone Survivor". A must read account of Luttrell's survival and return to American hands, it is simply outstanding. The courage of these brave americans is beyond words, 19 of whom are no longer with us. Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less then twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs remained alive.