Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan

Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan

by Sean Parnell, John Bruning
4.6 193


$18.19 $26.99 Save 33% Current price is $18.19, Original price is $26.99. You Save 33%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Outlaw Platoon 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 193 reviews.
Robert_Pinholt More than 1 year ago
As a member of Outlaw Platoon, I can not stress enough the importance of this book to our nation's forgotten infantry soldiers. Outlaw Platoon is an honest and compelling account of life and death in the trenches and does true justice to our combat experience. As you read this post, there are thousands of men on battlefields around the world killing and suffering for the preservation of American ideals. As a civilized society and beneficiaries of our nation's might, we must meet their sacrifices with unwavering support. It is not enough for us to adhere a yellow ribbon to our cars, to shake a soldier's hand, or even to send care packages to the front. More than anything, these men need our understanding. They need to know that we are aware of their plight, that we are invested in their success, and that we are willing to help shoulder the burdens of combat, just by listening and caring. Outlaw Platoon is a window into the world of America's infantry warriors. In the book, Sean puts you on the ground in Afghanistan, straps 100 pounds of gear on your back, and injects you into the fight. However, he also introduces you to the human side of the war, highlighting the exceptional diversity of the platoon and the strength that it generates, as well as the horrifying realities of life for Afghani civilians. Not only is Outlaw Platoon a thrilling, emotionally-charged read, it is a tool for healing the wounded souls of our discarded patriots and reuniting the American people with the guardians of our way of life. It is our undeniable duty as Americans to share the load of our foreign wars, and by simply reading Outlaw Platoon with a compassionate heart, we are doing our part for the men we put in harm's way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How do you write a review for such a book, I struggle to find the words. As the mother of an infantryman who will be back in Afghanistan within a matter of days, the book frightened me, it broke my heart, and I wept a time or two in the reading of it. Yet it gave me a glimpse into the life of the Infantry, helped me to understand why it is difficult for these men we love to share their experiences. It made me proud and grateful that such men live, and it made me yearn for peace. The story of Outlaw Platoon is well written, and the inner thoughts and feelings of Sean the young Lt leading the platoon give the reader insight into what combat is like, and what it does to the hearts, minds and souls of the men who endure it. My words do not do justice to the book, but I hope that you will read it for yourself, I truly wish every American would read it, for the story is worthy and needs to be told.
Cherry1126 More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic. It is so well written you feel like you know the men in the story personally and you are right there experiencing what they go through. You don't need to be a huge military buff to read it either. The book exposes war and the bond it forges between the men who fight in it. It evokes so many emotions highs and lows---on top of that it is a real page turner. I finished the book in a few days, I couldn't put it down. It is a story of an amazing group of men and I'm so glad their story has been told! Read this book, I promise you won't regret it!
Joseph_Walker1 More than 1 year ago
War is hell to the soldier in a combat zone and completely unfathomable to any person fortunate enough to never experience it. Outlaw Platoon will bring the reader to the mountains of Afghanistan where they will get a clear look into the psychology, emotions, pains, and triumphs of America’s service personnel. Outlaw Platoon is an honest, gritty, and no-holds-barred depiction of combat through the eyes of a young officer. While not writing this for dramatic effect, I view Captain Parnell as a modern day Major Winters, i.e., a humble, dedicated, competent, hero that puts the needs of his men far beyond his own. Captain Parnell modestly credits his NCOs for holding the platoon together, but good leadership starts at the top. As a former NCO, it is clear to me that Captain Parnell is the heart of the platoon. Many former military personnel try not to relive horrific experiences endured while deployed. I see it as pure bravery and the need to enlighten others that Captain Parnell wrote this story. Outlaw Platoon is so gripping that it took me less than 6 hours to read the entire book, for it was impossible to put down. This is a story that needs to be told. I highly recommend this book to anyone considering a military career, anyone that served, and to anyone that wishes to have a greater understanding of America’s warriors. God bless Captain Parnell and the brave men that served under his command in Afghanistan.
OTlady More than 1 year ago
I typically do not read this type of book but I went out on a limb & am glad I did. It is one of those books that grabs your attention & just sweeps you up in the story. The author balances the gritty, horrific aspects of modern warfare with the respect & devotion to life and to each other that the platoon members develop over the course of their deployment. It is a gripping tale that will leave you reflecting upon how dedicated our servicemen are to us & wondering just how dedicated America is to them...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great. I was a member of this platoon and as I have been reading this book I have relived alot of these moments where I was when all this was going on. It is a great book and I would recommend it to everyone if they want to know what its like to be in combat. Great book Sean.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for anyone looking to better understand what the men who serve our country endure while in combat today. This is one of the finest memoirs I have ever read concerning military combat.
Jemerick04 More than 1 year ago
This book is an amazing depiction of war through the eyes of an American Hero. Our men do not get enough credit for the sacrifices they make and things they endure on the front lines. Once you start reading you will not stop until you have finished the book. Emotionally gripping account of the everyday lives of American warriors on the boarder of Pakistan; one of the most dangerous areas in the entire country of Afghanistan. Support our men and get a copy for yourself!
lift3 More than 1 year ago
This book was an excellent read! This is a book you will want to finish in one sitting, as you are pulled right into the story from the first page!
Anonymous 9 months ago
This is not entertainment, as I found out. Lieutenant Parnell, and his soldiers, give us a heartfelt look into battle. You will come away with deep respect for all soldiers fighting for freedom. This look into the battlefield, and the stress of war and deprivation, will give you new perspective as to why we owe our deep respect to our military. If nothing else, read this book to honor the memory of our soldiers. Thank you Lieutenant .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've read period. If anyone wants to know what it's like to be in a war, this is the book. Well written. Could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An exciting read about a tight unit in a confusing and dangerous place.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely one of the best books I've ever read ..hard to put down..at times an emotional roller-coaster. .great job on the book and thank you for your service
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book to get an idea of what my Army son might face deployed to this country. The real heroes are out in combat fatigues, their spirits never quit they live on after deployment!! Thank you all for your service!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outlaw Platoon will find a lasting home among histories "must reads". A modern "With the Old Breed". An excellent read by an unusually humble warrior/author. His descriptions of the internal and external battles faced gives a deeper understanding of the current long war and the struggles faced by our warriors abroad and on the home front. His honest insight into the heart that carries these men through is greatly appreciated.
Kyle_Foley More than 1 year ago
This book was exceptional! Well worth the read, it's truly an amazing story of brotherhood and courage under fire. I felt like I was right there with Lieutenant Parnell and the brave men of Outlaw Platoon just by reading this book. If you have any interest whatsoever in military books then definitely pick this one up and read it! Even if you aren't that into military books definitely pick it up still because it is a fantastic read. Thank you Lieutenant Sean Parnell, the brave men of Outlaw Platoon and all the brave men and women who fight and defend our country.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very emotional read. You cannot help but get caught up in the sixteen months these marvelous young men endured in Afghanistan. My strongest recommendation to read this book. J M Lydon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outlaw platoon describes the physical and emotional challenges of high altitude warfare. Really, when in places such as Afghanistan, soldiers only have each other to rely on. Heroism in these venues is almost a daily occurrence. The problem when working with the locals is, who can you trust?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very deep reaccounting of these mens history. The arthors are able to capture the true feelings. Thank you for telling this story.
Momma-Yvonne More than 1 year ago
Wow! This true tail is both heart wrenching and uplifting. As a fan of espionage type novels, I was motivated to read Outlaw Platoon after seeing Sean speak at a Concerned Veterans of America event in Tampa. I have never before read a non-fictional book on war and I was a bit dubious about it. Had I not read this book, I would have no idea just how horrible life in Afghanistan is or the experiences that our military have to live with. There are so many naïve Americans that think if America would just withdraw our troops and send aid that we could all get along; hearing Sean’s story may help them grasp the idea that there are evil people who need to be stopped lest they continue to spread their hatred. To Sean, I am sorry you and your brothers had to go through what you did but thank you on behalf of humankind for doing so.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a truly unique book that showcases many traits I have never found in other books. I cannot describe it well, but Outlaw Platoon is in a league of its own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're lucky enough to come across this book, buy it. Having read numerous books on military history this one will be one of the few that will stay with. I'm not half the man any of these men are. I am eternally grateful to them as combat infantrymen. I wish the book every success and as a consequence will redouble my support emotionally and financially to help them reconnect at home and never be forgotten.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so intense, I could hardly put it down. It left me with a more emotional respect for all those who have fought for our country.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can not say enough about how  great this book was.  It so wonderfully details the trials and tribulations that our fighting men and woman must endure while abroad in a theater of war.  Having read countless military stories this is certainly one of the top five on my list and really captures the fear, courage, struggles and unit integrity that exists within this group of Infantrymen.  It is so well written and puts the  reader right in the middle of the battle and I was left just shaking my head thinking of personally having to endure such trails.  I left with such incredible respect and a true sense of appreciation and care for this group of men who  were so brave and sacrificed their own personal concerns for their brothers and the mission.  Simply incredible.  So much respect I can't even convey it.  Thank you to the Outlaws and all those like them who are so dedicated to their mission, their country, and their fellow  soldiers.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just can't seem able to find the words to express my emotions after i finshed reading Outlaw platoon. But i do know this it should be a must read for every American! Thank you Sean Parnell for your service to our country and for sharing the experiences with us.