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You're Never Out of the FightMarcus Luttrell: "There's a storm inside of us, a burning river, a drive. You push yourself further than anyone could think possible. You are never out of the fight."
Marcus explains what it's like being a Navy SEAL in that they are trained to never give up, always feed that drive to succeed. This state of mind helps them in battle, this one especially.
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I'm a UDT Navy SEAL DiverShane Patton: "I'm petty officer Shane Patton."
Michael Murphy: "Can he say it?"
Marcus Luttrell: "Can you say it?"
Danny Dietz: "Mr. Patton, please"
Shane Patton: "Been around the world twice. Talked to everyone once. There ain't nothin' I can't do, no sky too high, no sea too rough. Learned a lot of lessons in my life. Never shoot a large caliber man with a small caliber bullet. Anything in life worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards. I'm a lover, I'm a fighter, I'm a UDT Navy SEAL diver. I'll wine, dine, intertwine, and sneak out the back door when the refueling is done. So if you're feeling froggy, then you better jump, because this frogman's been there, done that and is going back for more. I'm a hard-bodied, hairy-chested, rootin'-tootin' shootin,' parachutin' demolition double-cap crimpin' frogman."
In the process of introducing himself to his new crew, Shane Patton recites (a watered-down-for-the-TV-trailer version of) the Ballad of the Frogmen, a saying embraced by members of the Navy SEAL dive team.
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Red Wings' a Go!Erik Kristensen: "Listen up, Red Wings' a go! Bad guy: Senior Taliban Commander is a tier-one target."
Lieutenant Commander Erik Kristensen announces to the men that Operation Red Wings has been approved. He also introduces their target, a tier-one Taliban leader, Ahmad Shah.
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Shah Killed 14 MarinesErik Kristensen: "We know Shah killed 14 Marines last Tuesday in Kandahar. We just pulled this video off three different Tali web sites. It will in fact be a glorious day when Ahmad Shah and his good friend Taraq are no longer members of our human community."
To give his men some background on their target, plus reinforce what they are fighting for, LCDR Kristensen explains that the Shah killed 14 of their own last Tuesday alone. If that's not enough to want him captured or dead, good luck finding something that is.
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We're Going in With a Four-Man TeamMichael Murphy: "Shah killed 20 Marines last week, 20. We let him go, 40 more will die next week. We're going in with a four-man team, Axelson, myself, Dietz, Marcus."
The men gather together prior to the mission to discuss what they are destined to do. The four of them, Murphy, Alexson, Dietz and Marcus seek to capture or kill Shah before he kills more Americans.
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We've Got Two OptionsMarcus Luttrell: "This op is compromised."
Matt Axelson: "This is Spartan Zero-One, radio check."
Michael Murphy: "Danny, your radio working?"
[Danny Dietz shakes his head]
Michael Murphy: "The way I see it, we've got two options. One: We let him go. Roll the dice."
Danny Dietz: "The second that they run down there we've got two hundred Taliban on our backs."
Michael Murphy: "Two: We terminate the compromise."
Marcus Luttrell: "We cannot do that."
Danny Dietz: "We do what we have to do."
Michael Murphy: "I don't care. I care about you. I care about you. I care about you."
Marcus Luttrell: "Not killing kids. Not feeling it. They are unarmed!"
Michael Murphy: "This is not a vote. We're going to cut them loose and we're going home."
Marcus Luttrell: "Roger that, sir."
Matt Axelson: "Roger"
The crew is put in a very tricky position when they take a child captive and must decide between releasing him, which means that his people will certainly know of their location and come after them, or killing him, which is morally wrong. This decision could change their lives for good.