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.
This a very well written book. If this depicts the attitude and commitment of the real American soldier, their enemies must take note of this dedication and reconsider taking them on!45
Outlaw platoon was definitely touching and inspiring. One of the best books I've read and for sure could not put the book down. It touched my heart and soul in ways I never thought to be touched. Forever in my heart the men that died for our country and gave their all to the very last and to those that went home safely, as well forever in my heart. God Bless you all for this amazing book.55
F-ing Awesome Read. Someone finally tells it like it is. Even the ugly truth of politics inside a company and the P O S’s Officer’s and NCO’s in the army. We had ours. Lt. thanks for writing this book. HOOAH55
Sean’s telling of his and his men’s story is a must read.55
This book is my inspiration to lead men in combat. I only hope to one day live up to the expectations that Sean Parnell has established for Infantry Officers in our Army.55
This book is very good and gritty. I loved that the story is all about the troops on the point of the spear. No tales of boot camp and training, just jump onto the front lines and tell about the struggles and fight. Well done!55
Read Parnell’s book to experience combat first-hand. You’ll go thru the early adrenaline rush of satisfying aggression...but that high is sadly followed with the reality of devastating deaths of his comrades in arms or watching a gate guard’s decapitation or having a little girl die in his arms or finding out his vile new interpreter is spilling his unit’s every secret to the enemy. You’ll share his deep frustration as he struggles with holding his soldiers accountable for making the right ethical calls (think of Vietnam’s Mi Lai massacre). And you’ll sense his utter disbelief of not being allowed to fight back when his troops constantly have visual knowledge of the supposed “good guys” (Pakistani military) clearly merging with the Taliban or the Haqqani network to fight the Americans.55
A true page turner, masterfully written. Heart wrenching yet inspirational.55
It is a rollercoaster from the beginning until the very end. It invoked my full spectrum of emotions and I am even more thankful for our service members after reading about the incredible and sometimes heartbreaking experiences of Outlaw Platoon.55