Operation Red Wings: The Rescue Story Behind Lone Survivor

Operation Red Wings: The Rescue Story Behind Lone Survivor

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Operation Red Wings: The Rescue Story Behind Lone Survivor by Peter Nealen, SOFREP, Inc. d/b/a Force12 Media

Marcus Luttrell's blockbuster bestseller, Lone Survivor—soon to be a major motion picturetells the story of Operation Red Wings, in which four U.S. Navy SEALs were inserted into the mountains of eastern Afghanistan with the task of collecting intelligence and finding—or killing—a top al Qaeda commander. The SEALs were ambushed by over one hundred Taliban fighters and a horrific battle ensued. The rescue helicopter carrying eight SEALs was shot down by a reported Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG), killing them instantly and erasing any hope for the SEALs already on the ground. Luttrell was the only survivor.

OPERATION RED WINGS is an in-depth examination of the recovery mission to rescue Luttrell, filled with never-before-told details and shocking new revelations. Author Peter Nealen (former USMC Force Recon) and the team at SOFREP have an expansive network within the Special Operations community, providing them with access to exclusive interviews, after action reports, military intel and previously untold accounts of the rescue mission. Nealen and his team have uncovered eyewitness reports that put the "official" story into question as to how the initial rescue helicopter was shot down. If true, this potential coverup will have had severe consequences on subsequent helicopter insertion operations and put lives at risk.

Complete with a foreword by former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb, this is a must-have companion to the blockbuster book and upcoming film.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466855533
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Series: SOFREP
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 60
Sales rank: 257,150
File size: 602 KB

About the Author

PETER NEALEN stepped on the yellow footprints at MCRD San Diego in 2003. A year and a half later, he began training to be a Reconnaissance Marine. After graduating the Basic Reconnaissance Course, he deployed twice to Iraq as a Recon Marine with Bravo Co, 1st Recon Bn, before moving on to what was to become the reconstituted Force Recon Company, I MEF. By the time he finished his active service, he had qualified as a Combatant Diver, Navy/Marine Corps Parachutist, Marine Scout/Sniper, Scout/Sniper Team Leader, and Combat Tracker. He is now a Tactical Tracking Instructor, a freelance writer and contributor for SOFREP.com, and the author of the thrillers Task Force Desperate and Hunting in the Shadows.

BRANDON WEBB is a former U.S. Navy SEAL; his last assignment with the SEALs was Course Manager for the elite SEAL Sniper Course, where he trained some of the most accomplished snipers of the twenty-first century. Webb has received numerous distinguished service awards, including the Presidential Unit Citation and the Navy Commendation Medal with a "V" for "Valor."

SOFREP.com is the #1 site on the Internet for news and information as it relates to the Special Operations and Intelligence community. In a very short time, SOFREP has become a legitimate source of alternative non partisan news media. The editors of SOFREP are from the US military Special Operations and Intelligence communities, and most have over a decade of operational experience that sets them apart from typical journalists.


PETER NEALEN stepped on the yellow footprints at MCRD San Diego in 2003. A year and a half later, he began training to be a Reconnaissance Marine. After graduating the Basic Reconnaissance Course, he deployed twice to Iraq as a Recon Marine with Bravo Co, 1st Recon Bn, before moving on to what was to become the reconstituted Force Recon Company, I MEF. By the time he finished his active service, he had qualified as a Combatant Diver, Navy/Marine Corps Parachutist, Marine Scout/Sniper, Scout/Sniper Team Leader, and Combat Tracker. He is now a Tactical Tracking Instructor, a freelance writer and contributor for SOFREP.com, and the author of the thrillers Task Force Desperate and Hunting in the Shadows.
BRANDON WEBB is a former U.S. Navy SEAL; his last assignment with the SEALs was Course Manager for the elite SEAL Sniper Course, where he was instrumental in developing new curricula that trained some of the most accomplished snipers of the twenty-first century. Webb has received numerous distinguished service awards, including the Presidential Unit Citation and the Navy Commendation Medal with a “V” for “Valor,” for his platoon’s deployment to Afghanistan following the September 11 attacks. He is editor for Military.com’s blog Kit Up, SOFREP’s Editor in Chief, and a frequent national media commentator on snipers and related Special Operations Forces military issues.

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Operation Red Wings: The Rescue Story Behind Lone Survivor 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick read and the first book I've seen available that focuses on the recovery mission, rather than the sole survivor. I'm pleased that their story is being told in greater detail.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
got this thinking it would be interesting or have anything new to say. nope nope nope. waste of money. it's like 40 pages long and is written at an 8th grade level. it tells nothing new. if you've read "lone survivor" and marcus luttrell's second book you already know everything about what happened. seriously, NOT worth it! ignore, move on, get a real book not this garbage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disappointed in how short this story was written. Could have been fleshed out 3-4 times more info 8 years after the event. Read it straight thru and left me wanting more.
Numa-1 More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed that this book was so short. Information was good. Thought it was going to be like other Navy Seal stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great help with putting the finishing touch to Marcus's book!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short did cover afew things and raises a few questions as to what the SEALS could have done diffrent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very disappointed.
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WillyG127 More than 1 year ago
Short Informative Interesting reading.
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The story from the ones that did the rescue
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Somewhat interesting but you have had to read "Sole Survivor" to understand what was going on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beware, "book" is only 45 pages long. I was disappointed.
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