Saturday, January 25, 2014

Lone Survivor, In His Own Words

'Lone Survivor' has been the hit movie of the season and is approaching $100 million in domestic gross.  During the Bush years, Hollywood had a habit of producing movies that were critical of US military efforts and were also box office bombs, so this represents kind of an opposite approach and result.  Here’s hoping the moguls are doing the cause and effect calculus.

Before it was a movie, it was a book, Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 1, written by former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell.  Back in 2007, he appeared on the beta, radio version of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience (then known as The Northern Alliance Radio Network) for a fascinating hour long interview.  For those who’ve seen the movie, and those who haven’t, you can hear the fascinating first-hand account of this mission from the man who lived it, here.

Those missing Chad's voice can reacquaint themselves with his dulcet tones, and it also features a cameo appearance by MST3K’s Mike Nelson. Good stuff.