Outlaw Platoon - Sean Parnell & John Bruning

Outlaw Platoon

By Sean Parnell & John Bruning

  • Release Date: 2012-02-28
  • Genre: Military
Score: 4.5
From 2,019 Ratings


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.


  • Outlaws

    By Tom Liston
    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. HOOAH
  • Honest no BS

    By andysine aka who the #[email protected]% took my nickname?
    Sean’s telling of his and his men’s story is a must read.
  • As An Infantry Officer

    By USMA17
    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.
  • Simply amazing

    By Ken&Meg
    Great read
  • Great read

    By Mad Man Mac
    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!
  • Wanna Know What Fighting A War Feels Like?

    By rchumster63
    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.
  • Outlaw Platoon

    By sybilsport
    A true page turner, masterfully written. Heart wrenching yet inspirational.
  • Incredible!!

    By DetlyleMCPD
    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.
  • Outlaw Platoon

    By FiendClub
    Outlaw Platoon is a raw and honest look into the heart of a band of brothers. The courage and sacrifice of men who are bonded by the brotherhood of war and inspired to be fierce warriors out of love for each other. Thank you Sean Parnell for this intimate account of your service and the men of Outlaw.
  • Outstanding

    By Mthielen
    This book is riveting and hard to put down. It seems that there are so many books on the topic about special forces. This book sheds light on the troops that do the true day to day heavy lifting in combat. It shows their professionalism and bond. This book made me even more proud to be an American. Thank you Sean and Outlaw Platoon for your service and for sharing your story.