Founded in 2010 by retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, Lone Survivor Foundation provides no-cost programs that help veterans and their families recover from the invisible wounds of war.
Marcus Luttrell's #1 New York Times bestseller, Lone Survivor, tells the story of his teammate's strength and dedication to each other and their country during Operation Red Wings, a mission to gather intelligence on Taliban leadership in Afghanistan. Marcus was the only survivor of this 2005 mission. Though he was badly injured in the ambush that claimed the lives of his team, he survived until American forces rescued him six days later.
"My experience getting healed up ultimately helped give me the vision to launch a foundation dedicated to caring for those who sacrificed part of themselves in service to America," says Marcus. "We've got to make sure that the hell the veterans return from is not the hell they come home to. That's what was promised, and that's what's deserved. Period. And even when the system doesn't take care of our veterans, the citizens step up and start foundations and programs to help the wounded and the families of the fallen."
For more information on our no-cost programs for veterans and their families, visit LoneSurvivorFoundation.org