Why the Sig Sauer with the Slide Locked Back?
Matt’s final moments were not known by Marcus when he wrote the book Lone Survivor and we most likely will never know the exact details. We have been learning more and more about the action as the years progress. Stories of Matt’s final moments, when he brought the fight to the enemy, never giving up. How he was down to his Sig with 30 rounds left and kept fighting, kept drawing the enemy away from Marcus’s position.
Now, teammates speak of Matt being shot numerous times, fighting despite a devastating head wound. They speak of him with admiration, with Sig in hand during his final moments, expending all rounds, ending 12 Taliban soldiers before they finally stopped his heart.
Whether or not the story coming from the Teams is to be truth, lore, or legend we might not ever know. The fact is that the true warrior spirit was embodied in all the men lost that day and in Matt’s final moments.
Slide locked back… NEVER QUIT