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Evening with Marcus Luttrell

Date: September 10, 2014

Doors: 6:00 pm

Start: 7:00 pm

Place: Macky Auditorium

 

Students: Free

available at the UMC starting Sept. 2 from 10am-2pm

 

Community: $5

purchase ticket at Macky Auditorium

 

Marcus Luttrell is a former Navy SEAL whose military career came close to an end in the mountainous border of Afghanistan and Pakistan during Operation Red Wing. On June 28, 2005, Luttrell and SEAL TEAM 10 were assigned to kill or capture Ahmad Shah, a high-ranking Taliban leader. Not long after embarking on the mission, the SEALs were engaged in an intense gun battle with local Taliban forces. After losing his fellow team members in battle and a failed rescue attempt, Luttrell badly wounded managed to walk and crawl seven miles to a village where he was given shelter by an Afghan tribe and was rescued by American forces soon after.

 

Luttrell shares his unparalleled story of survival in the 2007 #1 New York Times best-selling book, Lone Survivor. In January 2014, the book made a leap to the big screen in the blockbuster film, Lone Survivor, directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg as Luttrell.

 

Save the Date: Join the Cultural Events Board on September 24th, 2014 for a special showing of Lone Survivor. This event is free of cost and open to the public.

 

 

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