In this commercial for the National Rifle Association, “Lone Survivor” author and retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell tells Islamic extremists that although they seek to destroy American freedom, they don’t scare him.
I’ve seen this commercial air a few times during the day on the Fox News Channel. If you haven’t seen it. I URGE you to watch it! I LOVE IT!
In the video, Marcus Luttrell states:
“You hate my freedom, my religion, and my country. You hate me, for speaking my mind. You try to control me with violence and intimidation. Don’t ever confuse me for my politicians or my media. I am an American, free born, and free bred.”
Luttrell ends with, “I cower to no man, because… I am freedom’s safest place.”
You have to know Marcus Luttrell to understand the true meaning of those words and the sacrifices he made for our country and our freedom. If you don’t know his story, here’s a short synopsis from his own website:
On June 28, 2005, Luttrell and SEAL Team 10 were assigned to a mission to kill or capture Ahmad Shah (nom de guerre Mohammad Ismail), a high-ranking Taliban leader responsible for killings in eastern Afghanistan and the Hindu-Kush mountains.
Luttrell was the only survivor. Badly wounded, he managed to walk and crawl seven miles to evade capture. He was given shelter by an Afghan tribe, who alerted the Americans of his presence, and American forces finally rescued him six days after the gun battle.
Following his physical recovery from Operation Redwing, Marcus went back and completed one more tour before being medically retired. He then wrote the book, Lone Survivor, to share the amazing story of his brothers who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
God Bless Marcus Luttrell!
I can’t even image what he went through. Can you image your entire SEALs team wiped out, then on top of that, the Special Ops team that was supposed to rescue you, 16 more soldiers shot down, and all killed? Then, you end up CRAWLING your way to safety for SEVEN miles! What Unbelievable Courage by Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell!
To Marcus – this song goes out to you! “Bold and Courageous” by Krista Branch
American – We need NOW more than ever to be BOLD and COURAGEOUS!
As Marcus Luttrell states – “Don’t confuse me for my politicians or my media!”
It is going to take EACH and EVERY one of US to stand up and speak out! We all must be BOLD and COURAGEOUS!
I end with a quote from Marcus Luttrell’s website:
“I will never quit. My nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my teammates and to accomplish our mission. I am never out of the fight.”
God Bless Marcus Luttrell and God Bless America!
Written by Nancy Hayes
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