This letter is several years late. Its taken me several years to get the courage to write. I just want to say Mahalo (thank you) for saving my life. Literally. Gun was loaded. I was there. And then someone gave me your book. Being a total book nerd all my life, i automatically picked it up and away i went. It was the hardest book to read. Took me a long time to get through the first reading. I cant tell you how many times i had to put it down. Then i would pick it up…have to put it down again. Lone survivor came across my path at the darkest, blackest time in my life when i had no hope left. I simply didnt care and wanted the horror of my daily life to stop. And then, i got to the point of the book where u watched your brothers die, u are alone and fighting with every last breath u had and it changed me. Affected me so, i remember holding your book, sobbing and thinking, “i can survive”.
Marcus, im sure u have had thousands of letters like mine. I hope u hear mine. Know your story, and the lives of your brothers have made a huge impact. I have told everyone i know, i hope i get to meet marcus one day and shake his hand. Say thank you. In the meantime, i will have to settle for going and getting ANOTHER copy of Lone Survivor. (Your service book is firmly planted on my bookshelf!) because 4 times i have lent it to someone telling them they had to read you and your brothers amazing story….the copies never come back…lol. i am so okay with that.
Thank you marcus. Thank you for having the courage to share.
God Bless you and your family.
God Bless the USA.
I go through moments I just want to say Mahalo (thank you) for saving my life. Literally. Gun was loaded. I was there. And then someone gave me your book.