After over a decade of research and three years of writing, I am proud to announce the publication of Unlikely Warriors,The Army Security Agency’s Secret War in Vietnam, 1961-1973. The book is available on the iUniverse/bookstore website, as well as, most major retail websites such as Barnes and Noble. Simply search, Unlikely Warriors.
We need the help of all Army Security Agency veterans to make sure this story is told. For too long we have “served in silence.” You can help. Each of you are in touch with other ASA vets. Please make sure they are aware of the book and make sure your family knows of your service. You can find us on Facebook at Unlikely Warriors and soon on our own website, www.asasecretwar.com.
Thank you for your consideration,
Lonnie M. Long and Gary Blackburn
By Lonnie M. Long Gary B. Blackburn
In early May 1961, a U.S. military aircraft taxied toward a well-guarded terminal building. The plane slowed to a halt; steps were maneuvered up to its side, and the door was pulled open. The tropical night air was heavy and dank, and the moon shone dimly through high thin clouds. On board the aircraft were ninety-two members of a specially selected team. The men were dressed in indistinguishable dark suits with white shirts and dark ties, and each man carried a new red U.S. diplomatic passport inside his breast pocket. The men held copies of their orders and records in identical brown Manila envelopes, and each man’s medical records were stamped “If injured or killed in combat, report as training accident in the Philippines.”
In such clandestine fashion, the first fully operational U.S. military unit arrived at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam. The unit was so highly classified even its name was top-secret. It was given a codename, a cover identity to hide the true nature of its mission. The unit’s operation was housed in a heavily-guarded compound near Saigon, and within two days of its arrival, Phase I was implemented. Its operatives were intercepting Viet Cong manual Morse communications, analyzing it for the intelligence it contained and passing the information to the U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group-Vietnam. The Army Security Agency was on duty.
I would like to announce the publication of my first ASA Novel “We Served In Silence.” The ASA story is too large to tell in one book. It will be followed by “The Men Behind The Iron Curtain” later this year. A third novel “The Dragon Hunters” next will be next year. A possible fourth edition “Secret Soldiers” will focus on the beginning of the INSCOM era.
We Served In Silence by Mr. Glenn K. Fannin Jr., Sam Madrid and Tom Glenn (Mar 20, 2013)
We Served In Silence (LP) by Mr. Glenn K. Fannin Jr. (Jun 27, 2013) - Large Print