I felt it tacky to make a post on the twenty eighth and then try to tell the real side of the story. Marcus Luttrell and Peter Berg went on this world wide tour talking about how accurate the movie is, that made want to VOMIT.
I could go on and on about how it is filled with in accuracy’s… Every movie through out the generations have ridiculous inaccuracies, like running around the flight line with out proper attire on, and NO PT BELTS! Anyone who has been down range has been through that hell, you rarely get to walk on the flight line unless your flight crew, they were not flight crew the day before like the movie shows. They had to spend a few min in the “mission briefing” stating that Shah killed 20 “Marines Last week” (there is no record of this ever, and looking back at DOD deaths there is no Marine deceased count within that time frame) They could of taken that opening scene plus that and saved it for the story of the Rangers from C co 75 Ranger Regiment and Special Forces who hiked for days to recover Luttrell along with the bodies of Seals and Turbine 33.
There is many decorations for the C co 75th Ranger Regiment, and I believe 3rd Special Forces Group Second Battalion (not 100% on that) Instead they spend well over hours telling an inaccurate story of how the fire fight went. How Turbine 33 was shot down, and how the LT CMDR put a gun to the pilots head to insert them after they broke apart hard. I have spoken on this many times there are three ways to take down a MH47, right up the butt and you have to hit the engine. Otherwise they are pretty much RPG proof. I have watched an MH47 take one to the rotor and the rotor said essentially “get that shit out of here” Ive watched them bounce off the side those things are tough as nails! In Turbine 32 they aborted there initial infill and the tail chief SSG GO@$@#$URSELF was looking on the thermal and NVG to find a place to infill. The Seals decided they did not want to do 90 ft fast ropes on the back side of the mountain. (should of put that in the movie)
All the inaccuracies all the issues with the movie the problem I have the most is after Matt Axelson exhausted his ammo, he crawled off and found a place to die in peace. Instead they portrayed it as a fighting to the death. Decreasing the movie’s accuracy, further more bringing into question Marcus’ credibility. People will say that if not for his recanting of the story Michael Murphy would not of gotten the Medal Of Honor. He Made the call, the ALQT filmed his body, and in his read out the POTUS said the most touching thing of the entire call was he brought the attention to the fire fight but as he was being shot to his death he ended the call said “thank you sir” If you haven’t heard the call you need to listen to it. it will make the hairs stand on your neck stand up. Im not sure Latrell’s book had much to do with Murphy’s top honor.
There is no doubt that all of the units and all of individuals worked there asses off to help him. To make it a Navy only thing makes it about a 20/30% accurate film. None the less the man went through hell. Another individual who went through hell is Mohammad Gulab, especially because he put his life, and his village on the line and they have paid the price for it. Lutrell has gone from a medically retired veteran, to an individual who has a net worth of $1.5 million and climbing. My good friend B12341 worked with him for a longed time through a nonprofit, she met him at over twenty five plus times. He could not remember her name any of those times. He talks tough, he acts tough but maybe he needs to submit to survivors guilt or PTSD. It’s OK.
The Army guys who were cut out of the film did not raise a lot of hell when the film and book came out; Peter Berg felt guilty about it, he made another film called “Live to Tell” telling the other side of the show. Could it be from guilt because he toughed how accurate the movie was, and how many stuntman he broke? He mentioned in the HBO special the “stuntman knew they were going to fall more than five stories and they knew that they would get broken off”
We will never know, the one thing I do know is I have first hand knowledge of the event, and with truth comes backlash from the people who have been spoon feed knowledge in a thirty second clip on TV and deem it FACT throughout history.