Notre Dame visited by 'Lone Survivor' Marcus Luttrell

IRISH STEW

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Talk about inspiration.

On Monday at Culver Academies, the Notre Dame football team received a visit from former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell.

In 2005, Luttrell was a part of a four-man SEAL team that encountered Taliban forces in Afghanistan during Operation Red Wing. Luttrel was the only SEAL to survive the battle and escaped the country with the help of a local tribe. He later received the Navy Cross for his service.

Luttrell's story was documented in his 2007 book and the subsequent "Lone Survivor" movie in which he is portrayed by Mark Wahlberg.

Luttrell spoke to the team during a break from practice in Notre Dame's last full day in Culver, Ind.

Below are tweets from the Irish about Luttrell's visit.

True honor to have American Hero Marcus Luttrell with us at practice today. #LoneSurvivor#GodCountryNDpic.twitter.com/VIockO2sFf

— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 10, 2015//

True honor to have American Hero Marcus Luttrell come speak to the team today after practice #LoneSurvivor

— Scott Daly (@sdaly61) August 10, 2015//

A honor to have Marcus Luttrell spend the day with @NDFootball "No breaks from being a man and no breaks from being a teammate" ML #Team127

— Dave Peloquin (@dpeloqu1) August 10, 2015//

"As men all we have is our word, and you do everything you have to do to keep it" - Marcus Luttrell #LoneSurvivorpic.twitter.com/qim3KtfP6b

— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 10, 2015//

Hearing Marcus Luttrell speak today was a memorable experience. There were things said in his speech that will stick with me forever

— Corey Holmes (@coreyholmes4) August 10, 2015//

What an honor it was to listen to and to meet @MarcusLuttrell this afternoon. #LoneSurvivor

— Chase Hounshell (@chasehounshell) August 10, 2015//

"When you stop fearing death & pain, only then can you really start living" -Marcus Luttrell #LoneSurvivorpic.twitter.com/EqVxLUYZsL

— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 10, 2015//

"There are no breaks for being a man, and there are no breaks for being a part of a team" - Marcus Luttrell pic.twitter.com/xYWsXhTSPs

— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 10, 2015//

Thank you @MarcusLuttrell for coming to speak to our team today. Your talk was inspirational and now we truly know what team means #team127

— Corey Robinson (@CoreyRobinson13) August 10, 2015//

It was truly a honor to listen to some life lessons and morals from an incredible man. Thank you @MarcusLuttrell

— Quenton Nelson (@BigQ56) August 10, 2015//

"Never Quit." Honored that Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell spoke to Team 127. Continues to give back after serving USA. pic.twitter.com/WFtjn9Cnp1

— Brian Kelly (@CoachBrianKelly) August 10, 2015//

Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell met with head coach Brian Kelly and spoke to the Notre Dame team Monday at Culver Academies. (Photos via Twitter @NDFootball and @CoachBrianKelly)
Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell met with head coach Brian Kelly and spoke to the Notre Dame team Monday at Culver Academies. (Photos via Twitter @CoachBrianKelly)