Published on November 24th, 2013 | by Chris Hagerman
Lone Survivor – A Conversation
Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell discusses heroism and courage at the heart of his “riveting, harrowing story”, along with Peter Berg and actor Taylor Kitsch of Lone Survivor during The Daily Beast’s Hero Summit 2013. Moderator: Tina Brown, Editor in Chief, The Daily Beast.
Video courtesy of “The Daily Beast”.
Have never seen Marcus look so drained. Marcus who soldiers on in the keeping of his Vow to let people know what happened out there that day; and, for him, every day since. Weary, he is. The slightly slurred speech, the lightly dazed eyes, the stoically held broken heart. As his sentences now start to run away a bit, we start to see the toll of his soul's marathon. I thank God for all of you who, also, support him. And thank God most for his wife, angel-winged anchor of this special sailor's lone-surviving life. She's almost certainly the reason he can continue on. We, his audience, read and watch with awe, so thankful --Yes? But let us also be the first to let him up when the time comes. Not to call him anymore what he hates --"Hero." Not to, as he points out here, have nothing else to say to him in meeting than remind him of 'the worst week of my life.' Not to realize that, yes, while we all do admire him almost more than we can bear, perhaps the best way to express it now is in respectful silence, Absolutely Understood. That is Our part of his next phase of healing. May this Quiet Knowing come soon.
awesome and yet tragic story. Guys, there is no substitute for PLANNING……and conducting this type of mission in essentially denied country is bad "ju-ju"………live and learn.