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3 Reddit comments about Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10:

u/mrbaryonyx · 83 pointsr/AskReddit

People like to claim that the movie "Hollywoodized" the story, but the book is a pretty far departure from what really happened as well; the writer testifies to his group being overrun by an army of a hundred-plus members of Al-Qaeda, all because they had mercy on a civilian they saw on a road and refused to kill him. Lutrell (or his ghost-writer) is also under the strong impression that the war in Iraq is between the Christian American God and Allah, that the war was "payback for 9/11", that twins have an unexplainable psychic link, and that his operation was called "Operation: Redwing" because that sounds badass.

The official report on Operation: Red Wings (the difference being that the actual operation was named after a hockey team, because Murica) found that his group was attacked by about twenty armed insurgents with no relation to Al-Qaeda, and for unrelated reasons to a lone farmer. Still a rough situation, to be sure, but a not a retarded one.

EDIT: Because people keep asking for the citation, here is an an analysis of the book by a veteran on a nationally recognized blog. I've also read the book itself, where most of what I cited occurs in the first couple chapters, and you should check out the more accurate published report of the event. Also turned "redwings" into the more accurate "Red Wings"