I just got done reading Outlaw Platoon by Sean Parnell.
Let me just say that first off, this is probably one of the best books I’ve ever read and is one of two books that nearly brought me to tears. From start to finish I was actively engaged and I could not put it down.
It is written by the platoon leader, Sean Parnell, and talks about their time in Afghanistan in 06-07.
Anyone who wants to join the military or is going through an academy, ROTC, or some form of military leadership training needs to read this.
I’ll leave you with one of the final passages of the book.
"Is that Baldwin?" I asked. He saw us and hobbled over. Before words were exchanged, our arms wrapped around each other in a fierce embrace. Long into that desperate and sad moment, I could only think of how I’d last seen him. "I can’t feel my legs, sir! I can’t feel my legs!”
As we talked among the crosses, Baldwin’s mother and grandmother walked up to us. Phillip turned to them and said, “Mom, Grandma, I want you to meet the man who pulled me off the battlefield and saved my life.”
Read this book. I promise you, it won’t disappoint.