Lone Survivor: Operation Red Wings /// 29

Lone Survivor.  It’s the deadliest day for United States special forces since World War II. Four Navy Seals, cut off and alone, fought for their lives on a literal mountain of pain – in terrain so hostile it actually fought against the men. I mean this literally, the terrain cut them, smashed them – foiled their plans. The true story is different from the movie and we’ve got it all here for you – with every resource the libraries of the world can bring to bear on this story. Every shot, every cut, every fall, every sacrifice – they’re all here and it’s all for free on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on war and its socio-political impact.

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(L to R) Matthew Axelson, Daniel Healy, James Suh, Marcus Luttrell, Eric Patton, Michael Murphy operation redwing
(L to R) Matthew Axelson, Daniel Healy, James Suh, Marcus Luttrell, Eric Patton, Michael Murphy 
korengal valley area map
The inset shows the area of Afghanistan where Operation Red Wings took place
korengal valley topography
This map shows the topography of the battlefield
Operation_Red_Wing_planning_map
This was a planning map used by the Americans in Operation Red Wings 

References:

Seal of Honor: Operation Red Wings and the Life of Lt. Michael P. Murphy, USN by Gary Williams

Victory Point: Operations Red Wings and Whalers – the Marine Corps’ Battle for Freedom in Afghanistan by Ed Darack

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson

Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics) by Thomas Barfield

Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great to the War against the Taliban by Stephen Tanner

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