Kid Hopes to Honor Veterans With His Eagle Scout Project — and He Captures the Attention of Marcus Luttrell

One boy from Bloomington, Illinois, recently wrote a letter to Marcus Luttrell about his Eagle Scout project geared toward honoring U.S. veterans — a project that Luttrell loved and shared with more than 1 million Facebook fans Thursday.

Luttrell, 40, a former United States Navy SEAL whose actions in Operation Red Wings in June 2005 against the Taliban was the focus of the 2013 “Lone Survivor” film, received the Navy Cross and Purple Heart for his service.

“This young man wrote...

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