A Political Action Committee released a video highlighting the relationship between former Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, and retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, best known for his autobiography Lone Survivor, which later became a feature film. Perry announced his candidacy for president Thursday.
RickPAC released a video entitled “The Story of Marcus Luttrell and Rick Perry.” In the video, Luttrell summarizes his experience after coming home, having barely escaped a Taliban attack that killed three of his fellow SEALs.
“I was in physical therapy in San Diego; this is where my life took a different turn — a turn for the better actually,” Luttrell said at the top of the video. “This is when I came into the Perry family.”
No matter when I would call, he answered the phone. Morning or night. Thank you for that. Thanks for being my best friend and my father figure and teaching me the important values that I learned after the military. I owe you forever on that one. I mean, that’s why you’re the godfather of my kids, man.
Luttrell and his twin-brother Morgan, a former Navy SEAL himself, were right behind Perry as he made his bid for the White House official. “He is not just the lone survivor, to Anita and me he is a second son,” Perry said in his speech Thursday.
We have been through a Civil War, we’ve been through two world wars, we’ve made it through a Great Depression – we even made it through Jimmy Carter. We will make it through the Obama years.
The fundamental nature of this country is our people never stay knocked down. We get back up, we dust ourselves off, and we move forward. And we will again.
h/t: The Blaze
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