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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
"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. Red Platoon is the 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."--
Assigning source
Dust jacket
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 2016b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romesha, Clinton
  • Taliban
  • Soldiers
  • Heroes
  • Courage
  • Medal of Honor
  • Kamdesh, Battle of, Afghanistan, 2009
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Combat Outpost Keating (Afghanistan)
Target audience
general
Label
Red Platoon : a true story of American valor, Clinton Romesha, Medal of Honor recipient
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes biographical references
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 -- Notes on sources -- Acknowledgments
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780525955054
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
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, Medal of Honor recipient
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes biographical references
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 -- Notes on sources -- Acknowledgments
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780525955054
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
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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