Texans honor military during Sunday’s game

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HOUSTON, Texas — By the end of the Texans game against the Bengals, it was hard to think about anything other than bad offense and a losing score. Unfortunately the Bengals beat the Texans 22-13.

But more important than a win-loss record is a salute to service.

Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell was the man leading the team out prior to the game.

Luttrell said, “I’m very fortunate to be the one out of all the men and women here in Texas that serve in the military to get selected to do that.”

Luttrell has received the Navy Cross and Purple Heart for his actions in 2005, facing the Taliban during Operation Red Wings, which was the subject of the recent movie “Lone Survivor” starring Mark Wahlberg.

“The reason we do go out and do the things we do is so you don’t have to worry about it,” Luttrell said. “So you can go to football games and do the things you do: love your wife and kids, get on a tractor or whatever it is. Don’t worry about what we’re doing, we got it.”