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The Resource Red Platoon : a true story of American valor, Clinton Romesha, medal of honor recipient

Red Platoon : a true story of American valor, Clinton Romesha, medal of honor recipient

Label
Red Platoon : a true story of American valor
Title
Red Platoon
Title remainder
a true story of American valor
Statement of responsibility
Clinton Romesha, medal of honor recipient
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The only comprehensive, firsthand account of the fourteen-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--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 U.S. 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 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"--Penguin Random House website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Romesha, Clinton
Dewey number
958.104/742
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS371.4123.K36
LC item number
R76 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kamdesh, Battle of, Afghanistan, 2009
  • Combat Outpost Keating (Afghanistan)
  • Romesha, Clinton
  • Soldiers
  • Heroes
  • Courage
  • Medal of Honor
  • Afghan War, 2001-
Label
Red Platoon : a true story of American valor, Clinton Romesha, medal of honor recipient
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Originally published: New York : Dutton/Penguin Random House, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: It doesn't get better -- Part I: The road to Nuristan. Loss -- Stacked -- Keating -- Inside the fishbowl -- Everybody dies -- Part II: Going cyclic. "Let's go kill some people" -- Heavy contact -- Combat Kirk -- Luck -- Tunnel vision -- Part III: Overrun. The only gun left in the fight -- "Charlie in the wire" -- The Alamo position -- Light 'em up -- Part IV: Taking the bitch back. Launch out -- Not gonna make it -- Ox and Finch -- Alive! -- The bone -- Part V: Saving Stephan Mace. "Go get it done" -- Mustering the dead -- Conflagration -- Farewell to Keating -- Trailing fires -- Epilogue -- In memoriam
Control code
ocn946254932
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point large print edition.
Extent
576 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628999938
Lccn
2016009438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)946254932
  • (Sirsi) a1972456
Label
Red Platoon : a true story of American valor, Clinton Romesha, medal of honor recipient
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Originally published: New York : Dutton/Penguin Random House, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: It doesn't get better -- Part I: The road to Nuristan. Loss -- Stacked -- Keating -- Inside the fishbowl -- Everybody dies -- Part II: Going cyclic. "Let's go kill some people" -- Heavy contact -- Combat Kirk -- Luck -- Tunnel vision -- Part III: Overrun. The only gun left in the fight -- "Charlie in the wire" -- The Alamo position -- Light 'em up -- Part IV: Taking the bitch back. Launch out -- Not gonna make it -- Ox and Finch -- Alive! -- The bone -- Part V: Saving Stephan Mace. "Go get it done" -- Mustering the dead -- Conflagration -- Farewell to Keating -- Trailing fires -- Epilogue -- In memoriam
Control code
ocn946254932
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point large print edition.
Extent
576 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628999938
Lccn
2016009438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)946254932
  • (Sirsi) a1972456

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