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A Gift for the Desert Storm Vet - Novel Released on the 20th Anniversary of Desert Storm

Many men and women were either involved in Operation Desert Storm or glued to the television as we watched the war unfold before us. Thomas T. Fields, Jr has penned the novel "Desert Burning" for the 20th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm. We are now approaching the anniversary of the Christmas that was so special to the typical American as the Coalition Troops in Saudi Arabia prepared for war.

Monroe, LA, November 28, 2010 --( Christmas Gift for the Desert Storm Vet - Book Released for the 20th Anniversary of Desert Storm

The gift for the Desert Storm Vet or those that so vividly remember the build-up and subsequent military operation to free Kuwait.

Thomas T. Fields, Jr has released "Desert Burning", a novel centered around the civilians living in and around Dhahran, Saudi Arabia before, during and after Operation Desert Storm. Follow Ted Atcheson, a mythical character from Farmerville, Louisiana as he returns to his job with Aramco in Saudi Arabia only to wake up one morning to discover that the world had turned up side down. Follow Ted and his friends as they work to keep the oil flowing, fighting oil spills and supporting the American troops with many humanitarian gestures.

This book is released on the 20th Anniversary of Desert Storm and many a man and women will recall that Christmas just prior to the military operation to regain Kuwait and free the country of its invaders.

"Desert Burning" is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble in both hard copy and e-book editions.

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Desert Burning * by Thomas T. Fields, Jr.
A Historical Novel About the Civilians During Operation Desert Storm
Publication Date: July 30, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 245 pages; 978-1-4535-4268-2
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 245 pages; 978-1-4535-4269-9
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-4270-5

Thomas T. Fields Jr Biography.
Tom Fields was born and raised in the rural North Louisiana town of Farmeville. He graduated from Farmerville High School in 1969. At the age of sixteen he became one of the youngest committee clerks in the Louisiana House of Representatives. Following one year of college he left school and joined the United States Navy. In 1972 he made a tour of Viet Nam on board the USS Saratoga. He completed his Navy enlistment in the Navy Seabees. In 1975 Fields entered Northeast Louisiana University and majored in Construction Management. While in college he attended the Louisiana Military Academy and received a commission in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was also inducted into Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. Following graduation from NLU Fields took a management training job with the oil giant ARAMCO in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He stayed in Arabia for sixteen years where he worked as a project engineer. During Desert Storm Fields volunteered to go to the Kuwaiti border to provide support for the coalition forces. In addition to his project management work he also spent time exploring the fossil beds and deserts of Arabia. He was also the catcher for the thirteen time mid-east softball powerhouse, the Dhahran Clippers. Fields currently works for the communications company, CenturyLink where he is a Corporate Operations Manager. He is married and has three children. He still lives in Farmerville.

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