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Local Author Announces Book Signing


Cortland – Don A. DeWitt, of Cortland, Ohio, author of U.S. Marines at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, announces the release of his third book. Mr. DeWitt is also the author of Former Marine’s Unbroken Spirit, and of, Traditional Shotokan Karate-Do: Brief History, Katas and Masters in Shotokan’s Development.
Mr. DeWitt will be holding a book signing from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Saturday, July 30th, 2011, at Starbucks Coffee located at 1926 Niles-Cortland Road S.E. (S.R. 46), Warren, Ohio, in Howland Township, (330-544-7127). Starbucks Coffee is located near the Eastwood Mall, and directly in front of Home Depot, just look for the large sign which says, “North Commons.” Books will be available for purchase, including the author’s two previous books.
The author’s newest book is about when the United States Marines first landed at “Gitmo” Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 1898, during the Spanish-American War. In 1903 “Gitmo” officially became a U.S. Naval Base, and later, in 1934, became a permanent naval installation. Over the next several decades, learn how several high profile incidents, along with the various detention camps that house the enemy combatants (al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters) had affected both the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Naval Base, and finally, the strategic importance of “Gitmo” to the U.S. Navy’s Atlantic Fleet and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Furthermore, find out what the U.S. Marines do 365 days a year to actually protect the U.S. Naval Base from potential military aggression/invasion from Communist Cuba. Also learn how the U.S. Marines and the Cuban soldiers actually guard their heavily-defended border that’s made up of miles of barbed wire fence lines, guard and observation towers, along with thousands of active landmines, making it the second-heaviest fortified border in the world, only surpassed by the Korean DMZ. And lastly, learn of the actual event(s) that inspired the Hollywood movie “A Few Good Men,” along with viewing never-before-seen pictures of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Mr. DeWitt served a one year tour of duty (1985-1986) at the Marine Barracks/Ground Defense Force, U.S. Naval Base at “Gitmo” Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as he served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1984-1988.
For more information about DeWitt and his two previous books, feel free to visit the author’s Web site at: https://sites.google.com/site/ddewittbooks.