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Red Platoon: a true story of American valor

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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.
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subject_facetAfghan War, 2001- -- Campaigns -- Afghanistan -- Nuristan (Region)
Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal narratives, American
Combat Outpost Keating (Afghanistan)
Counterinsurgency -- Afghanistan -- Nuristan (Region)
Kamdesh, Battle of, Afghanistan, 2009
Romesha, Clinton
Taliban
title_displayRed Platoon : a true story of American valor
title_fullRed Platoon : a true story of American valor / Clinton Romesha, Medal of Honor recipient
Red Platoon A True Story of American Valor
title_shortRed Platoon
title_suba true story of American valor
topic_facetAfghan War, 2001-
Biography & Autobiography
Campaigns
Counterinsurgency
History
Kamdesh, Battle of, Afghanistan, 2009
Military
Nonfiction
Romesha, Clinton