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Author Zoroya, Gregg.

Title The chosen few : a company of paratroopers and its heroic struggle to survive in the mountains of Afghanistan / Gregg Zoroya.

Publication Info. Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  958.104 Z89    ---  Available
Edition First Da Capo Press edition.
Description xii, 370 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes index.
Summary "A single company of US paratroopers--calling themselves the "Chosen Few"--arrived in eastern Afghanistan in late 2007 hoping to win the hearts and minds of the remote mountain people and extend the Afghan government's reach into this wilderness. Instead, they spent the next fifteen months in a desperate struggle, living under almost continuous attack, forced into a slow and grinding withdrawal, and always outnumbered by Taliban fighters descending on them from all sides. When the Battle of Wanat ended, those who survived came home to a different kind of victory--not of enemies destroyed or cities captured but of acclaim as one of the most decorated fighting units in America's modern wars. Two among them would receive the Medal of Honor for valor in combat. All of them would be forever changed."
Contents Prologue: Alone and under attack -- Falling from the skies -- Eager for war -- Good morning, Afghanistan -- Enemy inside the wire -- Phillips fights back -- Giving ground -- Ambush--my friends are my enemies -- A radio man takes charge -- "It might be dangerous" -- Under siege -- Combat Outpost Kahler -- "Pray to Jesus" -- Coming home
Source B&T 04.2017 PARS
Subject United States -- Armed Forces -- Parachute troops.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Commando operations -- United States.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal narratives, American.
Parachute troops -- Biography.
HISTORY / Military / Afghan War (2001-)
ISBN 0306824833

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