Operation Red Wings by Peter Nealen & SOFREP, Inc. d/b/a Force12 Media

Operation Red Wings

By Peter Nealen & SOFREP, Inc. d/b/a Force12 Media

  • Release Date: 2013-12-17
  • Genre: Military
Score: 4.5
From 198 Ratings
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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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  • SOFREP #1

    By ArmandoRodz
    You guys did it again! It's an amazing read & explanation - especially from the talents that our great nation deployed to protect the U.S. You guys are the best! Thanks B. Webb & J. Murphy!! 🇺🇸
  • Somewhat disappointed

    By Cml337
    Gave some more insight but really wasn't worth paying for.
  • Just Great

    By PALO11
    Very informative read following the events that occurred in 'Lone Surivor'. What our soldiers went through to bring this extremely unfortunate situation to a close. If you've read 'Lone Survivor', you need to read this. Great book Peter Nealen!
  • Great read

    By Pyrowarrior
    Great follow up after reading Lone Survivor. Highly recommend.
  • SOFREP delivers the very best

    By bryanbramley
    Anything from the crew at SOFREP is always top notch, this just adds to their stellar reputation
  • excellent supplement to Lone Survivor

    By mflorant
    It was great to read this right after I read Lone Survivor. It provided the other half of the story. I also like how the author defends Marcus in saying that those that criticize his account have no right because they weren't there and most have never been in combat let alone gone through what he went through. Great book by a marine who "gets it."
  • Good read

    By Jbrew23
    An easy read that informs you about parts of the operation that had not been covered in other reads. God bless all of our military communities.
  • Great book about great heros!

    By John Boyko
    This book accounts the rescue mission of Marcus Luttrel (Lone Survivor)and recovery of the bodies of the fallen SEALs from operation red wings. These men tasked with the rescue are just one more testament to the bravery of our arms forces. The detailed account provides insight to to the days following that horrible battle. Definitely recommend this read!!
  • Those that walk forward

    By IS3-90s
    Everyone see's something different out the same window...glad to see the story shared of the efforts made to bring your own home.
  • We'll done!

    By john's tech
    A great follow-up to Lone Survivor.