How many Taliban died at Kamdesh?
Eight U.S. Army soldiers were killed in action, and another 22 were wounded. Of the roughly 300 Taliban fighters who had attacked the camp that day, approximately 150 them lay dead at the end of the battle.
How long did the Battle of Kamdesh last?
For 12 hours, Bravo Troop fought to keep the enemy from overrunning the base. The bloody fighting cost both sides dearly. In the end, an estimated 200 Taliban fighters died trying to destroy the base. In all, eight American soldiers were killed and 27 were wounded.
How many soldiers died at the outpost?
Outnumbered, about 50 soldiers from Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, fought for 12 hours as the enemy breached the walls of the outpost until reinforcements arrived. In the end, eight soldiers died and 27 were injured.
Who Won Medal of Honor Battle of Kamdesh?
|Unit||61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division 7th Infantry Division|
|Battles/wars||War in Afghanistan Battle of Kamdesh|
|Awards||Medal of Honor Purple Heart Meritorious Service Medal Army Commendation Medal (5) Army Achievement Medal (3)|
Did anyone survive the outpost?
Of the 53 U.S. soldiers who fought in the Battle of Kamdesh at Outpost Keating, 45 survived, 8 lost their lives, and 27 were wounded. An additional 4 Afghan allied fighters also died. For their heroism, 2 Medals of Honor, 9 Silver Stars and 21 Bronze Stars were awarded.
Is outpost a true story?
The true story is based on the tale of Combat Outpost Keating, a small American base that was attacked and almost overrun by Taliban forces in 2009. As we see in an early scene, it was surrounded on three sides by steep mountains.