Bacil Donovan Warren was stationed as an M1 Tank Crewman in Germany—during the Cold War—and Texas. While serving with the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment at Ft. Bliss, Texas, he deployed for the Gulf War. His memoir With It or in It: Desert Shield and Desert Storm from the Loader's Hatch includes vivid, honest descriptions of his deployment, including offensive combat operations against the Iraqi Republican Guard.After returning from the Gulf, Donovan was honorably discharged from the Army and attended the University of Arizona. Starting in 2006, Donovan worked for a private ambulance company, first as an EMT-Basic and, from 2008-2014, as an EMT-Paramedic. When not writing, he now helps run a small business, teaching CPR and other American Heart Association courses.