Have You Heard About... The Outpost

… one of the deadliest battles for US forces in the Afghan War? I recently read, or should I say recently couldn’t put down The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor by Jake Tapper.

The book is big on details and a nice lengthy read (614 pages), but trust me on this, you will finish it in like three days. I was interested in President Obama’s recent presentation of the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha. This book is all about the events that led up to the creation of Combat Outpost Keating in the Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan and the eventual total destruction of that base. It is equally about all the men, including Sergeant Romesha, who were deployed there. Many did not make it back, and for those who survived, their lives were changed forever after. This will book will have you missing meals and staying up late just to find out what happens next. Jake Tapper is a very talented writer and writes a masterful chronology of events.

 

Reviewed by Richard (staff)