"Remember the philosophy of the U.S. Navy SEALs: I will never quit...my Nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies.
If knocked down, I will get back up, every time.
I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my teammates...I am never out of the fight."
– Marcus Luttrell, U.S. Navy SEAL and author of Lone Survivor
Commemorate the mission that resulted in the ultimate sacrifice of 19 Special Operations Forces, including U.S. Navy SEAL LT Michael Murphy, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. Participants are requested to present a brief bio, with laminated photo, on one of the service members lost during Red Wings or Red Wings II. Several of our SEAL Cadre served with the members of Operation Red Wings. Expect a history lesson and a timeline re-enactment of the mission described in Lone Survivor.
Born a Canuck in Montreal, Canada. Sarkis grew up overseas, spending time in West Africa and Saudi Arabia. After becoming a man, he decided to join the United States Army. His first job was a mechanic, more commonly referred to as a Grease Monkey, in military motor pool terms. He wanted more of a Challenge and became a Green Beret. After spending over 6 years working with some of the best operators in the world, he now teaches the future of Special Operations Medics as a Cadre at the Special Warfare Center school house. When he gets free time, he spends it with his family.