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Outlaw Platoon - Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan

Sean Parnell

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In combat, men measure up. Or don't. There are no second chances. In this vivid account of the U.S. Army's legendary 10th Mountain Division's heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan, Captain Sean Parnell shares an action-packed and highly emotional true story of triumph, tragedy, and the extraordinary bonds forged in battle. At twenty-four years of age, U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell was named commander of a forty-man elite infantry platoon—a unit that came to be known as the Outlaws—and was tasked with rooting out Pakistan-based insurgents from a mountain valley along Afghanistan's eastern frontier. Parnell and his men assumed they would be facing a ragtag bunch of civilians, but in May 2006 what started out as a routine patrol through the lower mountains of the Hindu Kush became a brutal ambush. Barely surviving the attack, Parnell's men now realized that they faced the most professional and seasoned force of light infantry the U.S. Army had encountered since the end of World War II. What followed was sixteen months of close combat, over the course of which the platoon became Parnell's family: from Staff Sergeant Greg Greeson, the wise, chain-smoking veteran who never lost his cool; to Specialist Robert Pinholt, a buttoned-down conservative with the heart of a warrior and the mind of an economist; to Staff Sergeant Phil Baldwin, the platoon's voice of calm and reason, a man who sacrificed everything following the events of 9/11—career, home, financial stability—to serve his country. But the cost of battle was high for these men: Over 80 percent were wounded in action, putting their casualty rate among the highest since Gettysburg, and not all of them made it home. A searing and unforgettable story of friendship in battle, Outlaw Platoon brings to life the intensity and raw emotion of those sixteen months, showing how the fight reshaped the lives of Parnell and his men and how the love and faith they found in one another ultimately kept them alive.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Bruning, Ray Porter

Length:

10h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

32:52


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

34:54


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

36:05


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

25:55


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

19:47


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

09:40


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

20:08


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

29:38


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

24:42


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

19:38


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

22:40


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

07:28


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

24:34


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

26:04


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

12:00


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

13:09


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

25:04


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

16:12


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

20:30


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

26:56


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

10:39


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

21:22


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

26:55


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

09:03


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

12:17


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

13:40


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

27:58


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

29:37


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

12:30


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

06:09


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

00:59