This book illuminates the fact that this country STILL produces great YOUNG citizens and warriors, despite not being considered the Greatest generation, etc. From my foxhole, this young leader and his Soldiers ARE the best generation, because what they are doing is relevant. My only complaint is that non-infantry Soldiers were characterized as lazy and unexposed to regular danger. Perhaps this is true, to some extent, but I know more than a few non combat arms soldiers what have been seriously injured or killed in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the taliban has little sympathy for anyone wearing an American flag; moreover, when they are killed, they are just as dead as our infantry, armor, and artillery brothers
Not only was the story completely engaging, but finally a person who can read a military memoir with emotion and expression! I listened to the whole book in a day while I was working. It's full of ups and downs and engaged me from the start. I highly recommend this book if you're into military memoirs. Not for the faint of heart, it's well written and offers an honest and raw view of what it's like to be in an infantry platoon in Afghanistan. These men's trials and tribulations had me laughing and crying. It was so well read aloud that I often stopped during difficult moments of the story to listen. I could hear the emotion in the narrator's voice. I highly recommend this book and thank you to our military!!!
This book leaves me feeling proud to be an American , at the same time leaves me with a broken sence of where this country is headed . This election holds so much importance not only for our way of life but the lives of the worriers on the front line protecting our freedom. I wish I could buy this whole platoon a round. Godspeed to the worriers lost.
Intensely personal account of a young officer's struggle to lead from the front and never let his men down. Be careful, because as you listen you may realize that you could never be as courageous as Parnell and the men of the Outlaw platoon. JCW Manteo, NC
When you sleep safe and comfortable in your bed, these are the men that make it possible. This story of sacrifice, Honor, and Duty are what makes this country great. This story will make you rethink passing by a veteran again without stopping to thank them or pick up their tab. What we owe them is beyond comprehension, but this will give you a window.
First and foremost is Ray Porter as a narrator. At times, I could smell the smell and taste the taste of Afghanistan. I gripped the steering wheel so hard while listening that my arm and shoulder hurt in the evening. Wow!