Red Platoon : a true story of American valor
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Red Platoon : a true story of American valor

By Romesha, Clinton, author.

Genre Biographies.

Published 2017 by Dutton, New York, New York

ISBN 9781101984338

Bib Id 2100947

Copyright 2016

Description xv, 378 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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ISBN
1101984333
9781101984338 (paperback) $17.00
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958.1047 R
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Red Platoon : a true story of American valor
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2017 by Dutton, New York, New York :
Copyright Date
©2016
Description
xv, 378 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary
In 2009, Clinton Romesha of Red Platoon and the rest of Black Knight Troop were preparing to shut down Command Outpost (COP) Keating, the most remote and inaccessible in a string of bases built by the United States military in Nuristan and Kunar in the hope of preventing Taliban insurgents from moving freely back and forth between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Three years after its construction, the army was finally ready to concede what the men on the ground had known immediately: it was simply too isolated and too dangerous to defend. On October 3, 2009, after years of constant smaller attacks, the Taliban finally decided to throw everything they had at Keating. The ensuing fourteen-hour battle--and eventual victory--cost eight Americans their lives. Red Platoon is a firsthand account of the Battle for COP Keating, told by Romesha, who spearheaded both the defense of the outpost and the counterattack that drove the Taliban back beyond the wire and received the Medal of Honor for his actions.--From publisher description.
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