Once they arrived everything seemed to go wrong especially communications which went down and they couldn't call in support or an evacuation so they had to hope that a rescue crew would stumble upon their location. Some goat herders saw the team and got word to the Taliban that they were in the mountains. The area was swarming with Taliban fighters which the intel hadn't discovered. For every Seal there was around 60 Taliban.
They aborted the mission and one of the helicopters which came to save them was shot by an RPG and all eight soldiers lost their lives. One was a Navy Seal who was on his first mission. They put up an unbelievable fight but only one Seal got away, Marcus Luttrell, only to be found by a group of Afghans. They couldn't speak English so Marcus didn't know what was going on. They took him to their village where Marcus thought they were going to execute him but instead they took care of him and his extensive amount of injuries.
Not only this but when the Taliban came to their village looking for Marcus the villagers got into a gun battle with them. It was looking like they were going to lose when just then military helicopters showed up and began mowing the Taliban down. One of the villagers had risked his life to contact the U.S. military base to let them know they had Marcus in their village.
I write this post as a reminder that the Taliban is a scourge to many Afghans. This group of villagers followed a code of honor that has lasted more than 2,000 years where they provide refuge and protection to someone under attack. There's no doubt that there's good and bad no matter where you are in the world. By the way, Marcus received the Navy Cross and a Purple Heart for that mission. The book and movie called: "Lone Survivor," is a must see in my opinion especially the part about the goat herders which I didn't cover in case you did want to check it out for yourself.