On tonight’s Glenn Beck Program, Glenn welcomed his good friend, former Navy SEAL and author Marcus Luttrell and his wife Melanie for an emotional conversation about his bestselling book and now critically acclaimed film Lone Survivor. Glenn, who attended the premiere of the film with Marcus, has called it the greatest war film he has ever seen.

While Hollywood is certainly not known for being a pro-military community, the movie adaptation of Lone Survivor offers a very real look into the tragic story of Operation Redwing. A mission that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.

Having authored the book, Marcus served as a consultant throughout the production process, getting to know the cast and crew very well and enlightening them to the realities of the situation. Glenn asked Marcus to describe that process.

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The attention then turned to Marcus’ wife Melanie, who described what it was like to see her husband’s journey played out on film. Glenn has talked about the shock and pain seeing the film caused him, and Melanie explained that she, along with the wives of the SEALS that were lost in the mission, finds the film hard to watch. They are, however, very pleased with the outcome.


Marcus founded the Lone Survivor Foundation in 2010 to help returning service members transition back to everyday life. Glenn presented Marcus a check for $50,000 from Mercury One to aid the Lone Survivor Foundation in its heroic efforts.

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On Thursday morning, Marcus joined the Glenn Beck Radio Program to offer further insight into what it is was like to watch his book be transformed into a major motion picture. Check out the interview below:

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Lone Survivor opens in theaters nationwide Friday, January 10.