With It or in It tells a compelling story of the 1991 Persian Gulf War as seen from the loader's hatch of an M1A1 tank.
Author Bacil Donovan Warren shares his personal experience--as well as that of his fellow tankers--as part of the US Army's 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment (the "Brave Rifles") in Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
Warren recounts the initial shock of hearing about Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, and his Regiment's preparation for deployment during Operation Desert Shield. He describes the stress and sometimes mind-numbing boredom of being deployed deep in the desert of Saudi Arabia, constantly preparing for a possible Iraqi invasion. He recalls the terrifying experience of the start of the air war of Operation Desert Storm, and the workmanlike action during combat against Iraq's Republican Guard forces during Operation Desert Sabre. With It or in It provides clarity, focus, and visceral honesty to the efforts of the coalition's tank crews--among others--to bring the conflict to a swift and decisive end. Finally, Warren describes the triumphant return of the Brave Rifles to Ft. Bliss, Texas, and the waiting arms of their families and loved ones.