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The Resource Red platoon : a true story of american valor, Clinton Romesha, (electronic resource)

Red platoon : a true story of american valor, Clinton Romesha, (electronic resource)

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Red platoon : a true story of american valor
Title
Red platoon
Title remainder
a true story of american valor
Statement of responsibility
Clinton Romesha
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Language
eng
Summary
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. "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
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technical information on music
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RECBC
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Romesha, Clinton
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Literary text for sound recordings
  • biography
  • history
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Narrated by Will Damron and Clinton Romesha
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  • Romesha, Clinton
  • Damron, Will
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  • Romesha, Clinton
  • Taliban
  • Kamdesh, Battle of, Afghanistan, 2009
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Combat Outpost Keating (Afghanistan)
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adult
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Label
Red platoon : a true story of american valor, Clinton Romesha, (electronic resource)
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Downloadable audio file
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digital storage
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (12 hr., 28 min.)
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online
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9780147524737
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unknown
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ac2c80f0-0aa3-417b-9da8-e33db4a7492d
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Z100101978
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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  • (OCoLC)950736951
  • (OCoLC)ocn950736951
  • 1255595
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Label
Red platoon : a true story of american valor, Clinton Romesha, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Downloadable audio file
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (12 hr., 28 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780147524737
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ac2c80f0-0aa3-417b-9da8-e33db4a7492d
Publisher number
Z100101978
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)950736951
  • (OCoLC)ocn950736951
  • 1255595
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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