Ever heard about the United States Operation Red Wings? If your answer is a resounding yes, then you must recognize Marcus Luttrell. The man who received the Navy Purple Heart and Navy Cross for this operation. Marcus Luttrell formerly served as the United States Navy Seal.
He is best known for his 2005 actions against the famous Taliban fighters. After serving in the United States Army for eight years, he graduated with a Hospital Corpsman First Class. Currently, he hosts a television show, After Action which airs on TheBlaze. Continue reading as we unveil personal life, career, awards and the net worth of Marcus Luttrell in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Marcus Luttrell was welcomed in this world by his parents in 1975, 7th November. His place of birth was Houston, Texas in the US. When he was only fourteen years, Marcus became a trainee in the United States Navy Seal. He went training under Billy Shelton, a US Army veteran. Apart from Marcus, his twin Morgan and other siblings who were interested in joining the US special forces teams also went training.
Bill exposed them to endurance exercises that made them better soldiers. After graduating from high school, Marcus joined Sam Houston State University. While studying in campus, he joined the Epsilon Zeta Chapter Delta Tau Delta Fraternity as a member. Marcus finally graduated in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in International Business.
Marcus Luttrell tied the knot with Melanie Juneau in 2010, 27th November. In the following year, the couple welcomed their firstborn son Axe who they named after a former Navy Seal, Matthew Axelson. In 2012, the two became parents to a lovely girl, Addie. His brother is also a former US Navy Seal who retired as a lieutenant. In the 2016 US presidential election, he spoke in support of the current president of America, Donald Trump.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Marcus Luttrell officially enlisted in the American navy in 1999. Luttrell joined the Basic Underwater Seal for the Class 226. However, due to a fractured bone, he made out of the school with a class 228. After graduation, Marcus went to the Army Jump School. In 2001 he earned himself the Naval Special Warfare Insignia and the NEC that is the Navy Enlisted Classification.
He later moved to Fort Bragg to advance on medical skills. In 2003 he joined the US Navy as they fought against the Iraq terrorists. In 2005 in Afghanistan, he led the Operation Red Wings. As the only surviving seal, Luttrell received the Navy Cross for his outstanding actions. In 2006 after recovering, he joined the Operation Iraqi Freedom. Luttrell suffered multiple blows, fractures and spinal breakage which later led to his dismissal from the US Navy. After leaving the Navy, he authored several books and started a foundation.
Net Worth & Earnings
What would you expect to be the net worth of a retired United States Navy member? Marcus Luttrell has a net worth of $2 million. Marcus Luttrell amassed this amount from his eight year’s experience in the Navy. His other sources of wealth are his several books and for being a host in a show aired by the great channel, TheBlaze.
Some careers involve risk and sacrifice. At a young age, Marcus Luttrell understood his interest in serving in the United States Navy. He went training at a very young age. His story and career experience encourage people not to be selfish but selfless when it comes to serving the people.