New Book Captures a Unique Glimpse of a Hot Desert Warfare

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An ever-intensifying story that culminates with the Battle of Observation Post 4

Readers will take a trip into the scorching desert to witness an intense battle in Monte L. Witcher’s Cleared Hot. It is a true story told by the author about his travels through U.S. Marine Corps boot camp, mission of service school, until finally landing in the elite front line combat unit, known as Delta Company Third Light Armored Infantry, during the first Gulf War.

This book allows readers to travel back in time to 1990–1991 and follow the Delta Company as it enters Operation Desert Shield. Here, the essence of living in the desert is captured in a rare glimpse by Light Armored Vehicle crewman Monte L. Witcher. They can witness Delta Company grow and master the art of desert warfare under the leadership first of Lieutenant Scott Williams and finally of Captain Roger “Rock” Pollard, into what is revered as perhaps the finest mechanized unit ever unleashed on the battlefield, earning the nickname . . . Wolfpack.

As one reads into the ever-intensifying story, Cleared Hot culminates with the Battle of Observation Post 4. A historical U.S. Marine Corps battle, where a company of LAV-25s was reinforced by tow rocket variants and logistic support, slug it out with an Iraqi tank regiment headed straight out of Kuwait’s side of the boundary line known as “the Berm.” Readers will uncover more of this story through the pages of this engaging book.

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Cleared Hot * by Monte L. Witcher
A Story of The Battle of Observation Post 4
Publication Date: August 22, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 92 pages; 978-1-4653-4951-4
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 92 pages; 978-1-4653-4952-1
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4653-4953-8

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