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 Declassified picture of "The Battle at Murphy's Ridge"...."Lone Survivor"
DD977GM2  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 7:44:05 PM EST
The "S" is for South and where the names are is the location in which they recovered their bodies.

For those of you who do not know, this is a declassified pic I got off SEAL of Honor on Facebook.
There are a lot of folks who have read an cherish the sacrifices that happened from Marcus Luttrell's description
and I guess I am sharing this for all of you and for me as I have a very small connection to Danny and
he is one of my Heroes I wish I could have actually shook his hand and met him.

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JonnyVain  [Member]
8/17/2010 7:53:56 PM EST
I have no idea what you're talking about but this is a tag for more info.
retgarr  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 7:55:18 PM EST
That terrain is amazing.
urbankaos04  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 7:57:56 PM EST
It's sorta weird looking at that pic after having read the book.
VacaDuck  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 7:59:09 PM EST
That's where it took place?




Demosthenes99  [Member]
8/17/2010 8:01:53 PM EST
Crazy to think he just straight jumped and rolled down that mountain under fire. Of course, the falling alone screwed him and his teammates up pretty bad.
SaintMichaelArms  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:03:39 PM EST
The only thing I've read that comes close are some small unit LRRP actions and other CIA teams on mountainous terrain in Vietnam.
DD977GM2  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:03:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By JonnyVain:
I have no idea what you're talking about but this is a tag for more info.


Read "Lone Survivor" by USN SEAL Marcus Luttrell.

This is a pic of the "battlefield" that Marcus Luttrell, LT. Micheal Murphy, Matthew Axelson and Danny Dietz
took over 70% o the attacking force numbered from 50 to 200 of those fucking taliban on 28JUN2005.
Only Marcus made it through.

You can do the rest.

RIP HEROES
Cypher15  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:03:59 PM EST
is this legit?
CDNinUSA  [Member]
8/17/2010 8:07:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By Cypher15:
is this legit?


Yes. This picture is in the book I'm currently reading , SEAL OF HONOR , about Operation Red Wings and Lt. Michael P Murphy. It's mostly about Lt. Murphy's life so far into it and is a great book about a true hero.

I highly recommend it as a follow up to Lone Survivor.

DD977GM2  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:07:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By Cypher15:
is this legit?


Yes, I dont see why they would fake this on Facebook with 23k plus friends of SEAL of Honor FB page or what have you.

Marcus Luttrell even posts on there and I know he has seen this pic and I have not seen him say anything to the contrary about it.
Cypher15  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:07:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By CDNinUSA:
Originally Posted By Cypher15:
is this legit?


Yes. This picture is in the book I'm currently reading , SEAL OF HONOR , about Operation Red Wings and Lt. Michael P Murphy. It's mostly about Lt. Murphy's life so far into it and is a great book about a true hero.

I highly recommend it as a follow up to Lone Survivor.

alright, thanks
UtahShotgunner  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:08:53 PM EST
Incredible terrain.

I read the book but can't remember, were any Taliban fighters bodies recovered?
Cypher15  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:09:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By DD977GM2:
Originally Posted By Cypher15:
is this legit?


Yes, I dont see why they would fake this on Facebook with 23k plus friends of SEAL of Honor FB page or what have you.

Marcus Luttrell even posts on there and I know he has seen this pic and I have not seen him say anything to the contrary about it.
its the internet.

DD977GM2  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:11:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By Cypher15:

Originally Posted By DD977GM2:
Originally Posted By Cypher15:
is this legit?


Yes, I dont see why they would fake this on Facebook with 23k plus friends of SEAL of Honor FB page or what have you.

Marcus Luttrell even posts on there and I know he has seen this pic and I have not seen him say anything to the contrary about it.
its the internet.



Give me a fucking break. There are to many people that would debunk it right fucking away. Just like they do on this sight. Wake the fuck up.
Its the Official SEAL of Honor FB page asshole. So take your sketisism and eat a dick
SaintMichaelArms  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:12:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By DD977GM2:
Originally Posted By Cypher15:

Originally Posted By DD977GM2:
Originally Posted By Cypher15:
is this legit?


Yes, I dont see why they would fake this on Facebook with 23k plus friends of SEAL of Honor FB page or what have you.

Marcus Luttrell even posts on there and I know he has seen this pic and I have not seen him say anything to the contrary about it.
its the internet.



Give me a fucking break. There are to many people that would debunk it right fucking away. Just like they do on this sight. Wake the fuck up.
Its the Official SEAL of Honor FB page asshole. So take your sketisism and eat a dick


Asking for some confirmation is not being an asshole.

Get a fucking grip.
sel366  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:14:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By DD977GM2:
Originally Posted By Cypher15:

Originally Posted By DD977GM2:
Originally Posted By Cypher15:
is this legit?


Yes, I dont see why they would fake this on Facebook with 23k plus friends of SEAL of Honor FB page or what have you.

Marcus Luttrell even posts on there and I know he has seen this pic and I have not seen him say anything to the contrary about it.
its the internet.



Give me a fucking break. There are to many people that would debunk it right fucking away. Just like they do on this sight. Wake the fuck up.
Its the Official SEAL of Honor FB page asshole. So take your sketisism and eat a dick


Don't hold back, tell him how you really feel.
DD977GM2  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:16:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By SaintMichaelArms:
Originally Posted By DD977GM2:
Originally Posted By Cypher15:

Originally Posted By DD977GM2:
Originally Posted By Cypher15:
is this legit?


Yes, I dont see why they would fake this on Facebook with 23k plus friends of SEAL of Honor FB page or what have you.

Marcus Luttrell even posts on there and I know he has seen this pic and I have not seen him say anything to the contrary about it.
its the internet.



Give me a fucking break. There are to many people that would debunk it right fucking away. Just like they do on this sight. Wake the fuck up.
Its the Official SEAL of Honor FB page asshole. So take your sketisism and eat a dick


Asking for some confirmation is not being an asshole.

Get a fucking grip.


The way this site is, do you really think I would post something and call it declassified etc and especially pertaining to Operation Redwing?
Are you really that much of a tinfoiler? Wake the fuck up
Rogue-Sasquatch  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:17:20 PM EST
Looks a LOT like some logging swaths here in the Cascades. Not quite as impassable as it would look at first glance, you can definitely get up and down them if you know how to do it right and you are in shape...

...that said, when I climb up and down them all I am carrying is a rifle, and the deer don't shoot back. My hat is off to the SEALs for being able to fight across that hillside.
Dogs_of_War  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:19:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By urbankaos04:
It's sorta weird looking at that pic after having read the book.


I agree, but its just as I have imagined.
It kinda sinks in more now after reading the book and then actually seeing where it happened.
jfrankparnell  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:20:16 PM EST
seems like an absolutley horrible place to get ambushed. wish it turned out better for our side.

RIP.
ColonelHurtz  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:31:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By SaintMichaelArms:
The only thing I've read that comes close are some small unit LRRP actions and other CIA teams on mountainous terrain in Vietnam.


There was that famous attack on the mountain top CIA listening post in Laos.
It was up there long enough to piss the NVA off so they figured out how to assault it.
VoodooChile  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:34:37 PM EST
I remember a video taken by the scum that killed them ...they were going through Dietz's possessions...his weapon, ID..a laptop IIRC..at the end of the video you could see US choppers flying maybe less than a mile away from where Dietz lay.
Depidy_Dawg  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:51:09 PM EST
Wow, thanks DD for posting that. In relation to this pic, where did the Chinook go down? That terrain is incredible and again shows what a miraculous thing it was that anyone left that area alive.
SenorTreinteOcho  [Member]
8/17/2010 8:51:13 PM EST


Caboose314  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:54:29 PM EST
They gave them hell regardless of the disadvantageous terrain. God bless our men who are over there now.
70satvert  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:55:28 PM EST
Thanks for posting this. Helps make the scene from the book become more real.
bigstick61  [Member]
8/17/2010 8:56:38 PM EST
Interesting. I couldn't get through Luttrel's book. I can't stand it when a writer keeps jumping back and forth between time periods. It's hard to read books like that. I may just try to find all of the sections from the two different periods and read them separately.
WGPKlaus  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:59:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By UtahShotgunner:
Incredible terrain.

I read the book but can't remember, were any Taliban fighters bodies recovered?


Amen! imagine having to fight your way up it! defending the high ground, not so bad, but in the position those SEAL's were in, impossible given how extreme the terrain was.
GLHX2112  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 8:59:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By retgarr:
That terrain is amazing.


That's what I was thinking.
SaintMichaelArms  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 9:01:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By DD977GM2:
Originally Posted By SaintMichaelArms:
Originally Posted By DD977GM2:
Originally Posted By Cypher15:

Originally Posted By DD977GM2:
Originally Posted By Cypher15:
is this legit?


Yes, I dont see why they would fake this on Facebook with 23k plus friends of SEAL of Honor FB page or what have you.

Marcus Luttrell even posts on there and I know he has seen this pic and I have not seen him say anything to the contrary about it.
its the internet.



Give me a fucking break. There are to many people that would debunk it right fucking away. Just like they do on this sight. Wake the fuck up.
Its the Official SEAL of Honor FB page asshole. So take your sketisism and eat a dick


Asking for some confirmation is not being an asshole.

Get a fucking grip.


The way this site is, do you really think I would post something and call it declassified etc and especially pertaining to Operation Redwing?
Are you really that much of a tinfoiler? Wake the fuck up


No, but going 100% hostile on a skeptic is uncalled for.

I think the pictures are legit, but I can also understand how someone would be skeptical since there is *no* confirming source.
SirSqueeboo  [Life Member]
8/17/2010 9:05:43 PM EST
Having read the book, that pic really makes me wonder how the hell Marcus survived. I mean damn, look at how long he fell down that slope.
USP45Tim  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 9:29:54 PM EST
RIP, Shipmates.
lunyou  [Member]
8/17/2010 9:36:17 PM EST
I've never read the book, but I can't imagine 4 guys taking out 70% of a fighting force of 50 or larger and someone walking away from it.

Just imagine had they had the advantage as far as terrain is concerned.
nsw8148  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 9:44:44 PM EST
Tag for cool info



(and OP's meltdown every time somebody asks a question)
Cypher15  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 9:49:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By DD977GM2:
Originally Posted By SaintMichaelArms:
Originally Posted By DD977GM2:
Originally Posted By Cypher15:

Originally Posted By DD977GM2:
Originally Posted By Cypher15:
is this legit?


Yes, I dont see why they would fake this on Facebook with 23k plus friends of SEAL of Honor FB page or what have you.

Marcus Luttrell even posts on there and I know he has seen this pic and I have not seen him say anything to the contrary about it.
its the internet.



Give me a fucking break. There are to many people that would debunk it right fucking away. Just like they do on this sight. Wake the fuck up.
Its the Official SEAL of Honor FB page asshole. So take your sketisism and eat a dick


Asking for some confirmation is not being an asshole.

Get a fucking grip.


The way this site is, do you really think I would post something and call it declassified etc and especially pertaining to Operation Redwing?
Are you really that much of a tinfoiler? Wake the fuck up
youre right, i should believe everything on the internet. thank you for your wisdom on the subject.

44Punk  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 9:52:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By nsw8148:
Tag for cool info



(and OP's meltdown every time somebody asks a question)

vanilla_gorilla  [Team Member]
8/17/2010 9:56:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cypher15:

Originally Posted By DD977GM2:
Originally Posted By SaintMichaelArms:
Originally Posted By DD977GM2:
Originally Posted By Cypher15:

Originally Posted By DD977GM2:
Originally Posted By Cypher15:
is this legit?


Yes, I dont see why they would fake this on Facebook with 23k plus friends of SEAL of Honor FB page or what have you.

Marcus Luttrell even posts on there and I know he has seen this pic and I have not seen him say anything to the contrary about it.
its the internet.



Give me a fucking break. There are to many people that would debunk it right fucking away. Just like they do on this sight. Wake the fuck up.
Its the Official SEAL of Honor FB page asshole. So take your sketisism and eat a dick


Asking for some confirmation is not being an asshole.

Get a fucking grip.


The way this site is, do you really think I would post something and call it declassified etc and especially pertaining to Operation Redwing?
Are you really that much of a tinfoiler? Wake the fuck up
youre right, i should believe everything on the internet. thank you for your wisdom on the subject.



He must be wearing his "fucking asshole moron" costume tonight.
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8/18/2010 3:04:26 AM EST
name calling
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