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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • An account of the horrendous October 2009 attack on the American Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan, told in a frank, engaging vernacular by the staff sergeant and Medal of Honor winner. Romesha ably captures the daily dangers faced by these courageous American soldiers in Afghanistan.--
  • "'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 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 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 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 the riveting 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.--Dust jacket
Summary
A comprehensive account of the 13-hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by a Medal of Honor recipient describes the harrowing events of the October 3, 2009 attack and how the sacrifices and victories of heroic men raised questions about whether the strategically vulnerable outpost should ever have been built
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
adapted from Kirkus reviews
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10488861
Cataloging source
TOH
Dewey number
958.104/742
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a true story of American valor
Label
Red Platoon : a true story of American valor, Clinton Romesha, Medal of Honor recipient
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=DE010720-8CBF-41CA-9BED-D1E188F00DCA
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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
ocn948577243
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698404151
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Publisher number
EB00621123
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
DE010720-8CBF-41CA-9BED-D1E188F00DCA
System control number
(OCoLC)948577243
Label
Red Platoon : a true story of American valor, Clinton Romesha, Medal of Honor recipient
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=DE010720-8CBF-41CA-9BED-D1E188F00DCA
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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
ocn948577243
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698404151
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Publisher number
EB00621123
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
DE010720-8CBF-41CA-9BED-D1E188F00DCA
System control number
(OCoLC)948577243

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