Hogs in the Shadows

Hogs in the Shadows

by Milo S Afong


View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Friday, July 19


They have one mission? and they accomplish it with one bullet.

In Operation Iraqi Freedom, there is a special breed of hunter for whom the prey is the enemy?and every day is hunting season. This soldier is a HOG?a Hunter of Gunman. These stories give firsthand accounts of just how dangerous Iraq can be, the experience of these young men, and the consequences involved with being on a Marine Scout/Sniper team?an elite group that few can make, and possessing the precision that no others can master.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425223826
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/02/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 521,719
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Milo S. Afong is the recipient of the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with the Combat Distinguishing Device.

Table of Contents

Way of the Hog     1
Ambush in Ramadi: Sergeant Romeo     11
East Side of Hit: Sergeant Clifton     32
Airfield in Baghdad: Corporal Mulder     51
April in Fallujah: Lance Corporal Cody     71
April in Fallujah II: Corporal Ethan     93
Seminole on the Roof: Sergeant Reyes     113
Recon Sniper: Sergeant Jack     133
November in Fallujah: Sergeant Memo     157
Bad Comm: Sergeant Longoria     180
Hunting in Husaybah: Sergeant May     195
Operator's Journey: Sergeant CJ     217
The Last Mission: Sergeant Afong     236
Epilogue     257
Acknowledgments     261

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Hogs in the Shadows 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The writer did a great job of putting the reader into the difficult, deadly, and demanding role of today's Marine Snipers as they use their special skills selectively and with great skill to avoid mistakes as they protect their fellow Marines. You sense their tension, fear, but also their exceptional self control, stealth, and unique battlefield talents for removing armed and dangerous enemies at distances that few people could even believe unless they saw them do it. The author does not gloss over their actions, but instead, shows the reader what they do, what they have to contend with and how they deal with the pull of each trigger that ends one enemy's attempt to bring harm to his fellow Marines. Well written vignets on just some of those Marines which brought their unique skills to protect their friends on today's battlefields in Iraq.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very hesitant to post a review for this book, because I didn't know how I would be able to bring a sense of justice to the stories, the men, and the principle of it all. But there is a very basic precept that is covered in every story that is written in this 'diary' of sorts. Often, people casually pose the question of 'What would you do if someone you love was threatened with death at someone else's hand or some manner of violence?' There is nothing casual about that question in this book. Because the Marines/Navy men chronicled here answered those questions whole heartedly in real time- through their actions and their pain. This book sets a new precedent for how combat diaries should aspire to be written. Whether or not you support the United States Marines, this book brings you to a very humbled conclusion about the men that wear that uniform. They are human. Stories, books, and movies glamorized Marines as cold-hearted killers or adrenaline junkies. The stories in this book ARE NOT 'propaganda', they are the stories of exacting professionals, who are normal everyday men who were put to the test time and time again. Furthermore, by describing them as 'professionals' hardly does them justice or describe the level of commitment and attitude that they bring/have brought to their job. We've all heard the slogans 'ie., 'The Few The Proud...''. We've all been bombarded by 'entertainment' 'ie., 'Full Metal Jacket', 'Heartbreak Ridge', etc.'. We've all judged because of what we think we know and perceive from abbreviated news coverage. But this book and the stories it contains allows you a privileged insight into that world of those men that save our lives by taking those that would think nothing more about taking ours. Jack Nicholson was immortalized for saying that 'Courage, Honor, Duty ARE nothing more than punch lines' into a rolling camera. Unfortunately, the sniper stories that are told in this book, by the men who lived them, are the real testaments to a commitment to something that will probably never be as popular as Jack's movie. Despite the fact that in reality they all stared death in the face, so that we would not have to. This book has nothing to do with 'Left or Right' or 'Blue or Red', it has everything to do with the perplexing issue of 'What would you do?' Reading it gave me the profound respect and admiration for those that have paid for my freedom to write this review. To my brothers and sisters defending me and my family, it is but a humble offering of mine to say 'Thank you for Keeping the Faith...as we keep our faith in you.'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great marine sniper book. Loved hearing all of their stories. Semper Fi
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dynamtic More than 1 year ago
Good storys from the field . Some of the snipers storys in this book you may have seen on tv .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
super sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the second best novel writen by a military guy this year. 'Detained Differences' by J. Robert Rowe is much better and the future of novels. Go buy that one if your gonna buy this one!