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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 14 hour battle and eventual victory cost 8 men their lives    Red Platoon is the riveting first hand account of the Battle of Keating told by Romesha who spearheaded both the defense of the outpost and the counter attack that drove the Taliban back beyond the wire and received the Medal of Honor for his actions. The Battle of KamdeshI watched The Outpost Scott Eastwood Caleb Landry Jones and Orlando Bloom when it was relea

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Keating had become a kind of backhanded joke  In 2009 Clinton Romesha of Red Platoon and the rest of the Black Knight Troop were preparing to shut down Command Outpost Keating the most remote and inaccessible in a string of bases built by the US 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 doesn t get betterWhyWhy do we keep making decisions like this I understand the idea behind a line of outpos

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The only comprehensive firsthand account of the thirteen hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha for readers of Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden and Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell   'It doesn't get better' To us that phrase nailed one of the essential truths maybe even the essential truth about being stuck at an outpost whose strategic and tactical vulnerabilities were so glaringly obvious to every soldier who had ever set foot in that place that the name itself. Red Platoon is easily the best first hand account of a military action that I have read There is a rare feel of h


10 thoughts on “Red Platoon

  1. says:

    After back to back tours of duty often demanded of a soldier hisher next mission may not get better cushier or less dangerous which

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    I grew up with Clint and we were best friends for the better part of 18 years When I found out he was putting this book together I knew I wou

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    Red Platoon is easily the best first hand account of a military action that I have read There is a rare feel of honesty and nobility in Romesha's story and I think within the telling The reader gets a true sense of what it was like to be a soldier at an obscure outpost in AfghanistanKeating was an outpost in an isolated area in the Nuristan province in Afghanistan near the Urmul village Red Platoon was one of 3

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    It doesn't get betterWhy?Why do we keep making decisions like this? I understand the idea behind a line of outposts to disrupt the enemy's sphere of control but how do you put an outpost here It doesn't get betterTo us that phrase nailed one of the essential truths maybe even the essential truth about being stuck at an outpost whose strate

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    Received an Advanced Reader's Copy from Goodreads Give Away programFor me this was a very emotional read The book was very detailed gave an excellent chronology of the events as well as introducing the reader to many of the individuals involved The book shows a great detail of research was involved in compiling the bookIn ways it read like a novel but then the reader realizes that this is real very real and it really did happen

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    I just finished Red Platoon by MOH winner Clinton Romesha With the recent announcement of the build up in Afghanistan this is a very timely read I believe that military history buffs as well as people interested in current events wil

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    The Battle of KamdeshI watched The Outpost Scott Eastwood Caleb Landry Jones and Orlando Bloom when it was released this summer then later knew of this book Red Platoon reads like an action thriller but it's a true story of real life heroesCo

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    I read this book first because it was my job and then I read it again because it blew my mind It's not the story of Navy SEALS or highly trained soldiers; it's about young people who are barely old enough to vot

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    Reread x4 Reading Rush I feel myself coming back to this book about every 15 2 years because this is a book I can never stop thinking about It has imprinted on me in a way that will never fade This book leaves the ego arrogance and U

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    Difficult read Unbelievable that this Keating was set up to defend in its location in the first place It seems the incompetent directions are abounding And not only in how we perceive and nameIn company language some of the conversations are sometimes hard for me to grasp within their complete context but nevertheless t

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