Real hero of 'Lone Survivor' to speak here in March

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The decorated retired Navy SEAL whose story is told in the big-screen drama "Lone Survivor" is coming to Pittsburgh as part of Patriot Tour 2014. He will appear at 7:30 p.m. March 19 at the Byham Theater, Downtown.

Marcus Luttrell, who is portrayed by Mark Wahlberg in the movie, shares his story of determination, valor and survival on stage in a Patriot Tour, an evening of stories and (in select cities) special guests in Arizona, California, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Retired Petty Officer 1st Class Luttrell chronicled his story in the 2007 book, "Lone Survivor," which director Peter Berg turned into a movie.

It re-creates Operation Red Wing in which four Navy SEALs head into a remote mountainous region in the Kunar province near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border to capture or kill a Taliban leader believed to be nearby. Only one makes it out alive and, even then, with multiple gunshot wounds and other injuries.

The retired SEAL is now chairman of the board of Lone Survivor Foundation, designed to restore, empower and renew hope for wounded service members and their families through health, wellness and therapeutic support.

Tickets for the Pittsburgh event are $63.75, with a $253.75 VIP ticket including a meet-and-greet with Mr. Luttrell. Go to or call 412-456-6666 to order.

The tour also will stop in Harrisburg March 18, Cleveland March 21 and Columbus, Ohio, March 22.

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