Thomas Rasmussen (courtesy of Jake Tapper)
Soldier To Get Medal Of Honor For Fighting Off Hundreds Of Taliban While Injured -- Business Insider
There were 53 US troops at Combat Outpost Keating, Afghanistan on the morning of Oct. 3, 2009. While they had been attacked many times before, on that morning at 6 AM everything went to hell.
The quiet mountain dawn broke to an overwhelming onslaught of more than 300 Taliban fighters attacking almost instantaneously.
The attackers had one goal, as detailed in "The Outpost", a riveting account of the battle written by journalist Jake Tapper: overrun and capture the base.
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