This is a fictional story of a small-unit militia patrol moving through post-apocalyptic Appalachia. While it is a very technical "how to" stealthily patrol and communicate via radio in US Army SF/Ranger fashion, it is also a horror story. The vibe of the story is right out of Cormac McCarthy's The Road. It's bleak and realistic about the consequences, aftermath, and challenges of SHTF.
It is quite easily the best infantry fiction I've ever read and it is a shame that it is not more widely known. I keep hoping that Mr. Morgan will pickup the rest of the story. Dan Morgan is a retired 40 year Special Forces soldier who lives in North Carolina and quite clearly knows his stuff. You can visit his blog (though it has been inactive for years now) at danmorgan76.wordpress.com.
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The whole story is not reposted here due to copyright. Please follow the links to each chapter, up to Chapter 9.
Author Don Shift
Don Shift is a veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office and avid fan of post-apocalyptic literature and film who has pushed a black and white for a mile or two. He is a student of disasters, history, and current events.