HOGs in the Shadows

HOGs in the Shadows

Combat Stories From Marine Snipers in Iraq

Book - 2007
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Penguin Putnam
"In the heat of battle, they have one mission-and they accomplish it one bullet at a time."

In Operation Iraqi Freedom, there is a special breed of marine for whom the prey is the enemy-and every day is hunting season. This marine is a HOG-a Hunter of Gunman.

These are the gripping, gut-wrenching true stories of those marines in Iraq whose sole purpose on the battlefield is to take out the enemy-one combatant at a time. Every time a HOG puts his eye to the glass, it means death for whoever is unlucky enough to end up in his crosshairs. No warning shots. No disabling wounds. No regrets. That's what a HOG does.

Here, former Scout/Sniper Team Leader Milo S. Afong reveals what it takes to be a Hunter of Gunmen. He describes the intensive training that turns expert infantrymen into one-shot life-takers, building Marine Scout/Sniper teams and how they operate in the field-and under fire-and how HOGs get the job done under any conditions.

From sniping from a rooftop in Baghdad, to unknowingly being surrounded in a palm grove in the city of Hit, these stories will transport you right into the heat of the desert war, where one squeeze of the trigger can make all the difference."

Baker & Taylor
The author draws on his own combat experiences to offer an insider's look at the role of a HOG (Hunter of Gunman) sniper in Operation Iraqi Freedom, detailing the work of a Marine Scout/Sniper team and the perils they confronted on the battlefield.

Baker
& Taylor

The author draws on his own combat experiences and those of others to furnish an insider's look at the role of a HOG (Hunter of Gunman) sniper in Operation Iraqi Freedom, detailing the work of a Marine Scout/Sniper team and the perils they confronted on the battlefield.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Caliber, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425217511
0425217515
Branch Call Number: 956.7044 AFO
Characteristics: viii, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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