Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor, Clinton Romesha
  • List: $22.50  |  Sale: $15.75
    Club: $11.25
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor

Best Seller

Author: Clinton Romesha

Narrator: Will Damron, Clinton Romesha

Unabridged: 12 hr 28 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 05/03/2016

Genre: History - Military

Synopsis

The only comprehensive, firsthand account of the thirteen hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, for readers of Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden and Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
 
"'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 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. 
 
On October 3, 2009, after years of constant smaller attacks, the Taliban finally decided to throw everything they had at Keating. The ensuing 14-hour battle-- and eventual victory-- cost 8 men their lives. 
 
Red Platoon is the riveting first-hand account of the Battle of Keating, told by Romesha, who spearheaded both the defense of the outpost and the counter-attack that drove the Taliban back beyond the wire, and received the Medal of Honor for his actions. 

Includes original songs “Red Platoon” and “Remember the Fallen”
Songs performed by Michael Connors.  ℗2016 Michael Connors Music.
"Red Platoon" words and music by Jim Kinsey, Michael Connors, Clint Romesha, Mike Hartnett and James Breedwell © 2016 All Rights Reserved.  Used by Permission. 
 
"Remember The Fallen" words and music by Michael Connors, Jim Kinsey, Billy Dawson and Mike Hartnett © 2016 All Rights Reserved.  Used by Permission.  Executive Producer, Nemo Arms


From the Compact Disc edition.

Recommended

War and Peace FDR's Final Odyssey, D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945, Nigel Hamilton
War and Peace
by Nigel Hamilton

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Shaun Grindell
Published: 05/07/2019

Blind Man's Bluff The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage, Sherry Sontag
Blind Man's Bluff
by Sherry Sontag

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: George Wilson
Published: 08/09/2016

The Day of Battle The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944, Rick Atkinson
The Day of Battle
by Rick Atkinson

List: $39.95

Sale: $27.97

Club: $19.97

Narrator: Jonathan Davis,Rick Atkinson
Published: 04/16/2013

The Book of Five Rings, Miyamoto Musashi
The Book of Five Rings
by Miyamoto Musashi

List: $0.79

Sale: $0.56

Club: $0.39

Narrator: Kevin Theis
Published: 05/13/2019

Hero of the Empire The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard
Hero of the Empire
by Candice Millard

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 09/20/2016

On Killing The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society, Dave Grossman
On Killing
by Dave Grossman

List: $18.98

Sale: $13.29

Club: $9.49

Narrator: Dave Grossman
Published: 06/22/2009

The Art of War, Sun Tzu
The Art of War
by Sun Tzu

List: $9.99

Sale: $7.00

Club: $4.99

Narrator: Scott Brick
Published: 07/21/2008

The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3 Red River to Appomattox, Shelby Foote
The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3
by Shelby Foote

List: $29.95

Sale: $20.97

Club: $14.97

Narrator: Grover Gardner
Published: 04/04/2017

Outlaw Platoon Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan, Sean Parnell
Outlaw Platoon
by Sean Parnell

List: $26.99

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Ray Porter
Published: 02/28/2012
{"id":"1303865","ean":"9780147524713","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor","subtitle":"A True Story of American Valor","author":"Clinton Romesha","rating_average":"4.75","narrator":"Will Damron","ubr_id":"1303865","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"22.50","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"14.62","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Will Damron","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 12 hr 28 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}