Behind Enemy Lines Radio is proud to once again support one of our favorite organizations in politics, Concerned Veterans for America. This year, we're welcoming Army Ranger / NY Times Best Selling Author, Captain Sean Parnell!
His story is nothing short of amazing.
Army Ranger, combat infantryman with the elite 10th Mountain Division, and veteran of 485 days of fierce fighting along the Afghan-Pakistan border, Captain Sean Parnell’s unique leadership skills welded his platoon into one of the most fierce and effective American fighting units in modern military history. Repeatedly outnumbered and outgunned by a foe whose avowed purpose was to overrun his platoon and behead his Soldiers so that their torturous deaths could be filmed and posted on Al Qaida propaganda websites, Sean’s “Outlaws” battled furiously in the most rugged terrain on the planet—the towering Hindu Kush Mountains. Eighty-five percent of his platoon received Purple Hearts for wounds incurred in battle, but his men gave far more than they received. Outlaw Platoon killed over 350 enemy fighters in some of the biggest firefights of the Afghan War.
We want you to go to Sean's website to read his entire story, including when Pakistani forces joined with Al Qaida in Afghanistan in January 2007 in a mass assault against Captain Parnell's platoon.
Since leaving the Army, Sean has penned the New York Times best-selling book, Outlaw Platoon, which is the story of his platoon’s crucible of combat in Eastern Afghanistan. Articulate, down to earth and engaging, Sean’s leadership abilities have been called the, “gold bar standard of the post-911 Army.” He is a subject matter expert on Afghanistan, the insurgency we face there, leadership and how to use it to inspire and motivate men and women to achieve common objectives.
Just reading Captain Parnell's story gave me chills. To be able to interview him is a privilege. He joins our best lineup of CPAC guests ever. With more to come.