Now from the pen of Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha comes the only comprehensive, first-hand account of the 14-hour firefight at the Battle of Keating
In 2009, Clinton Romesha of Red Platoon and the rest of the Black Knight Troop were shutting down COP Keating, the most remote and inaccessible in a string of U.S. bases built in hope of preventing Taliban insurgents from moving freely between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Army had finally conceded what soldiers on the ground had known immediately: it was simply too isolated and too dangerous to defend.
After years of constant attacks, the Taliban finally decided to throw everything they had at Keating on October 3, 2009. The ensuing 14-hour battle—and eventual victory—cost eight men their lives.
Red Platoon is the riveting account of the battle, told by Romesha, who spearheaded both the defense of the outpost and the successful counter-attack, and received the Medal of Honor for his actions.