Axe: A Brother's Search for a Lost Warrior (Paperback)
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The story of the Navy Seal whose courage - soon to be depicted in a major motion picture - saved the life of Marcus Luttrell, author of the bestselling Lone Survivor. Jeffrey Axelson woke up on a June morning in 2005 to the headline "Chopper Down: 8 Navy SEALs Killed". The helicopter had been attempting the rescue of four SEALs on a mission to capture or kill a Taliban commander at the Pakistani border. One of those four was Jeffrey's brother, Matt, who was missing without a trace. Over the course of the next 12 days, as the search for Matt unfolded, Jeffrey discovered the heroic story of his brother's final hours. The dramatic unfolding of Operation Red Wing, in which four men faced off against a Taliban force two-hundred strong, has been told in the bestselling account Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell - the only man to return from that fateful mission. Now, for the first time, comes the story of the man whose courage on the mission - now the subject of a major motion picture - made Luttrell's survival possible. In Axe, Jeffrey Axelson's deeply personal account of the hunt to recover his brother's body becomes a dramatic and moving commitment to honour his life.
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