For his Patriot Tour, Marcus Luttrell, Navy SEAL and author of Lone Survivor, Service and the inspiration behind the Hollywood Blockbuster Lone Survivor, brings his Patriot Tour to Tuscaloosa with a number of special guests and performers. Some are fellow veterans, others have lives that have been profoundly changed by those who have served and sacrificed, and all share a special bond with Marcus and his sense of duty and Patriotism.
Marcus Luttrell presents an inspiring live stage experience and evening filled with stories only he can tell. Whether it’s been rebuilding his life with the help of his wife and children, honoring the sacrifice of his fallen brothers in his best-selling book and movie Lone Survivor, or supporting charities and foundations focused on helping returning veterans, Marcus Luttrell has never walked away from a challenge.
Throughout his life, Marcus Luttrell has been many things – a son, brother, husband, father, best-selling author, the subject of a Hollywood blockbuster, and a decorated Navy SEAL. Every step of the way, there has been one constant: his love for his country. Marcus Luttrell is an American Patriot, and he’s bringing you his amazingly true story of determination, valor, and survival live on stage!
Uncompromising integrity is my standard. My character and honor are steadfast. My word is my bond. ~ Navy SEAL Creed
Born and raised in Texas, Marcus began training for the SEALs at age 14. He worked hard and achieved his dream. On June 28, 2005, Marcus and three fellow SEALs were sent to the mountains of Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush with the mission of “killing or capturing” a high-ranking Taliban leader (Operation Red Wings). During an intense gun battle with Taliban forces, all but one of the SEALs sent on that mission were killed. Marcus lived, though he sustained multiple gunshot wounds, survived horrific falls, and had to walk and crawl seven miles while waiting days for rescue. Returning home, Marcus was awarded the esteemed Navy Cross. For many, that would be the end of the story. For Marcus, it was just the beginning.
Brave men have fought and died building the proud tradition and feared reputation that I am bound to uphold. In the worst of conditions, the legacy of my teammates steadies my resolve and silently guides my every deed. I will not fail. ~ Navy SEAL Creed