I’m Clinton Romesha, Medal of Honor recipient and author of Red Platoon, the true story of the 14-hour firefight at Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan.
I’m Clinton Romesha, Medal of Honor recipient and a former Staff Sergeant who enlisted in the Army in 1999. At the time of the deadly attack on Combat Outpost (COP) Keating, I was assigned as a section leader for Bravo Troop, 3-61st Cavalry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Me and my guys in Red Platoon, along with the rest of our troop, were preparing to shut down the outpost, which was the most remote and inaccessible in a string of bases built by the U.S. military in the eastern corner of Afghanistan, directly along the border with Pakistan. 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 my firsthand account of the battle and how we drove the Taliban back beyond the wire. AMA.
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