Published On: Mon, May 19th, 2014

Marcus Luttrell honors fallen officers in Houston, died ‘a warrior’s death’

The former Navy SEAL turned author Marcus Luttrell discusses his experiences and the transitioning the tale to a best-selling book and major motion picture while speaking during the Harris County Peace Officers’ Memorial.

Marcus Luttrell The Lone Survivor author“I put a lot of my teammates in the ground and I know their families miss them and I miss them, but you have to think about it in a different way,” he said. “They died doing what they loved. There’s no greater honor than to pass like that. They truly died an honorable death, a warrior’s death.”

“We are still here and we are in uniform and we will remember (the fallen). That’s how we remember those we lost; we get back on the horse and get back into it. There are no words to thank the people who do that. Every day you have to get up and throw your life on the line for people you don’t even know.”

This memorial event was held at the Houston Crime Stoppers headquarters and Luttrell reflected on the brotherhood for surviving the failed mission against Taliban in Afghanistan.

“I really had to lean on my teammates and the people in uniform to get through everything,” he said. “The way we honor them is we get up every morning and throw the uniform back on…That’s how we immortalize the ones who aren’t here anymore.”

“I miss my teammates, but they died doing what they love. And there is no greater honor than to pass like that, to pass with your boots on. God bless all the families who lost somebody to that job.

Luttrell thanked officers for their work protecting the community despite the danger.

“Every day you guys have to get up and throw your life on the line for people you don’t even know,” he said.


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