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

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

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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AZZPT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Romesha, Clinton
Dewey number
958.104/742
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS371.4123.K36
LC item number
R76 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romesha, Clinton
  • Taliban
  • Kamdesh, Battle of, Afghanistan, 2009
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Combat Outpost Keating (Afghanistan)
  • Taliban
Label
Red Platoon : a true story of American valor, Clinton Romesha
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on lining paper
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • 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
ocn933729394
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780525955054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)933729394
Label
Red Platoon : a true story of American valor, Clinton Romesha
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on lining paper
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • 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
ocn933729394
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780525955054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)933729394

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