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Red Platoon : a true story of American valor

by Romesha, Clinton (Author)

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"'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--... Full description


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Table of 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.