Book #11: Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor, Clinton Romesha
Charged with dismantling a strategically indefensible outpost in Nuristan province in Afghanistan, the members of Black Knight Troop found themselves in a fight for their lives against 300 Taliban fighters. Beginning in the early morning hours, the men in Command Outpost Keating found themselves surrounded, under attack and overrun by the enemy. Over the ensuing dozen hours, the men of Black Knight Troop fought to regain control of their base and repel the Taliban. In this memoir, Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha tells the story of the events of October 3, 2009. It is a testament to the heroism of the 8 soldiers killed and a tribute to everybody on the ground and in the air that contributed to bringing the rest of the company home alive. It is a moving book honoring the heroes that gave their lives in the service of their country.