Watch Marcus Luttrell interviews that provide more insight into the Lone Survivor true story vs. the movie. Listen to Luttrell share his thoughts on the decision to release the goatherds, his rescuer Mohammad Gulab and what it's like to have the story turned into a movie.
In addition to working closely with director Peter Berg on the Lone Survivor movie, the real Marcus Luttrell got married in 2010 and he and his wife Melanie have three children, a boy named Axe (named after Luttrell's fallen teammate Matt 'Axe' Axelson) born in 2011, a girl, Addie, born in 2012, and a teenage son that was Melanie's from a previous relationship.
Luttrell co-authored a second book, Service: A Navy SEAL at War, released in May of 2012, in which Luttrell shares some of his own combat stories, in addition to the stories of other SEALs. In 2010, he started the Lone Survivor Foundation to "restore, empower, and renew hope for our wounded service members and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support." In 2013, he founded the Patriot Tour with several other veterans and speakers. During the tour Marcus shares stories from his life as a SEAL, including Operation Red Wings and his journey since, like having to stomach being told that he was medically unfit to continue serving as a Navy SEAL.
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Yes, but unlike the movie, only one of them was a boy, not two. In comparing the Lone Survivor true story vs. the movie, we learned that the four members of SEAL Team 10, including Lt. Mike Murphy (portrayed by Taylor Kitsch), Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Marcus Luttrell (played by Mark Wahlberg), Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Danny Dietz (portrayed by Emile Hirsch), and Sonar Technician 2nd Class Matt Axelson (played by Ben Foster), were discovered high in the mountains by three local goatherds, one of whom was a boy around the age of fourteen. -Lone Survivor Book
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Though the time elapsed seems rather brief in the movie, the Lone Survivor true story reveals that the real Gulab hid Marcus Luttrell for four days, moving him from house to house in his Pashtun village and even into a cave to avoid the pursuing Taliban. "The Taliban came and sat down with me," says the real Mohammad Gulab. "I said, 'No, I will not hand him over to you.' ... They told me, 'You will die. Your brother will die. Your cousins will die. Your whole family will die. It's not worth it. Give us the American,' and I said 'No, I will protect him 'til the end.'" Like in the movie, Luttrell was eventually rescued by U.S. forces who had been scouring the mountains for as long as he had been in hiding. -60 Minutes
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No. In the movie, an injured Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg) is being strangled by a Taliban soldier but is saved when Gulab's son, a young boy, gives him a knife. He then stabs his attacker repeatedly in order to subdue him and survive. In real life, this scene never happened. In fact, the whole attack on the village at the end is Hollywood fiction. -Lone Survivor Book