Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, And The Brotherhood Of War In Afghanistan

Paperback | February 26, 2013

bySean Parnell

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A riveting story of American fighting men, Outlaw Platoon is Lieutenant Sean Parnell’s stunning personal account of the legendary U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division’s heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan.

Acclaimed for its vivid, poignant, and honest recreation of sixteen brutal months of nearly continuous battle in the deadly Hindu Kesh, Outlaw Platoon is a Band of Brothers or We Were Soldiers Once and Young for the early 21st century—an action-packed, highly emotional true story of enormous sacrifice and bravery.

A magnificent account of heroes, renegades, infidels, and brothers, it stands with Sebastian Junger’s War as one of the most important books to yet emerge from the heat, smoke, and fire of America’s War in Afghanistan.

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A riveting story of American fighting men, Outlaw Platoon is Lieutenant Sean Parnell’s stunning personal account of the legendary U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division’s heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan.Acclaimed for its vivid, poignant, and honest recreation of sixteen brutal months of nearly continuous battle in the deadly H...

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At twenty-four years of age, U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell was named commander of a forty-man elite infantry platoon, the 10th Mountain Division—a unit that came to be known as the Outlaws. Tasked with rooting out Pakistan-based insurgents from a valley in the Hindu Kush, Parnell assumed they would be facing a ragtag bunch of civilians...

Sean Parnell is a former U.S. Army airborne ranger who served in the legendary 10th Mountain Division for six years, retiring as a captain. He received two Bronze Stars (one for valor) and the Purple Heart. He is a passionate supporter of America's military and is currently serving as an ambassador for the Boot Campaign, a national vet...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:February 26, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062066404

ISBN - 13:9780062066404

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Changing This book, incredible! The events depicted in this book were something i did not see coming. The way Sean Parnell tells his story makes you feel like you are right there as one of the men from his platoon. What Sean and his men went through was unimaginable. The victories, and the horrors, brought to light through the words of someone who lived them, makes this book that much more moving. The sense of family and love that Sean has towards his men cannot only be seen throughout the book, it can be felt through the words written on the page; making every event in his book hit home. When you read about their victory, it makes you happy, when someone gets hit with a bullet, it makes you scared for them. When the ultimate sacrifice is made, you feel heartbroken. Through Sean's words, you live through everything he went through. I feel honoured to have read this book, and learned Outlaw Platoon's story. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those lost, and to their families. Sean- thank you for your service, and for bringing the actions of your platoon to light through this amazing book. I know you most likely wont ever see this but you changed my life and i feel honored to have read your story, thank you.
Date published: 2015-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Outlaw Patroon A very good book that gives a good in site to the real war in Afganistan. It is fast moving which keeps the reader interested.
Date published: 2015-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great infomative account Such an informative book could not put down felt like u where there also , amazing brave heros who selfessly protect us.
Date published: 2015-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outlaw Platoon Excellent read, great book. Sean Parnell did a great job showing how a unit develops and grows in combat. How it does become a extended family. Also explains clearly the horrors and stresses of combat. Great book .
Date published: 2014-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! LOVE THIS BOOK! It was nonstop action, and the military jargon was explained for those of us unfamiliar with the slang and terms. The other Afghanistan war stories just don't measure up
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't stop reading it Most of the military books I've read have been on special operations. This book tells of an infantry unit in Afghanistan. Wow! These men endured much for our country. Great read.
Date published: 2014-01-29

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“Sean Parnell reaches past the band-of-brothers theme to a place of brutal self-awareness . . . [he] never flinches from a fight, nor the hard questions of a messy war.”