Red Platoon

Red Platoon

A True Story of American Valor

Large Print - 2016 | Center Point Large Print edition.
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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.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781628999938
1628999934
Branch Call Number: Large Print 958.10474 ROM
Characteristics: 576 pages (large print) :,illustrations, maps

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irishman_6
Feb 06, 2018

When I began reading the obstacle to continue to read was the poor prose and the narrative was not catching. I have not read the entire book but will push through. Maybe I'll get un-bogged down.

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jwfreitag
Dec 18, 2017

I have to agree this is a fantastic read. I will be recommending it highly. I will go out on a limb and say the battle of outpost Keating is the Ia Drang of Afghanistan - the urgency is there from the get go.

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ardinapplegarth
Sep 22, 2017

Have read a lot of war fiction and nonfiction. This is now on my best list. One of the best actual battle reads I've had.

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