Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor (2013)

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Corrected entry: In the scene at the evacuation hospital doctors are seen administering shocks to Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg) with paddles. The EKG shows a flatline. In reality, medical personnel do not give shocks for a flatline because it has no effect.

Mark J. Boucher

Correction: That's not true. If ever you do a first aid course they will point out that on arrival, paramedics will replace your AED with their defib precisely because their defib will shock no pulse, whereas an AED that you might find in public spaces will not.

Corrected entry: The men are seen wearing Underarmour in the movie that is set in 2005 but Underarmour did not supply or sell clothing outside of the NFL until 2007.

Correction: Members of the military were wearing under armor at that time. I left Afghanistan the day this happened. Many members of my unit had worn under armor at least 1 year before this event.

Corrected entry: In the scene aboard the evacuation helicopter, Mark Wahlberg is given a non-rebreather mask. The deflated plastic bag attached to the mask should have been inflated with O2, it was not. The bag is supposed to be inflated otherwise the patient is just breathing their own CO2.


Correction: That's not true. I was a combat medic for almost 6 years and was deployed to Afghanistan with a light infantry battalion and I know oxygen still flows if the bag is not inflated. To inflate the bag you must cover the valve where the O2 comes in. We asked in training if the patient would suffocate if we forgot to inflate the bag, and the reply was, "no, in most emergencies there is no time to inflate the bag. " If the O2 to the mask is blocked it would send the extra pressure to the bag. The air pressure is obviously making it to the mask because it has to go somewhere.

Corrected entry: The SEALs in this movie are equipped with M9 pistols. SEALs in real life use Sig Sauer P226s, not Beretta M9s.

Correction: A lot of the Special Operations community have multiple choices of sidearms. It's the team's choice.

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