Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lonnie M. Long and Gary B. Blackburn Announce Release of ‘Unlikely Warriors’

DAVIDSON, N.C. (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 - “Unlikely Warriors: The Army Security Agency's Secret War in Vietnam 1961-1973” (published by iUniverse) by authors Lonnie M. Long and Gary B. Blackburn is a new military history book which takes readers into the Vietnam War and follows members of the Army Security Agency (ASA) as they conduct top secret missions.

Long and Blackburn chart the years that ASA operated in Vietnam – occurring from 1961 to 1973. With each story, many of which have never been told, readers will find themselves in awe as they learn about specific operations, incidents and battles that involved ASA personnel.

“We want the reader to come away with an appreciation for the job those thousands of young men did and the many thousands of lives they saved through their efforts,” say Long and Blackburn.

An excerpt from “Unlikely Warriors”:

“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.’”

“Unlikely Warriors”

By Lonnie M. Long and Gary B. Blackburn

Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 488 pages | ISBN 9781475990584

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 488 pages | ISBN 9781475990577

E-Book | 488 pages | ISBN 9781475990591

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Lonnie M. Long was born in North Carolina and served with the Army Security Agency from August 1962 to November 1965. After completing ASA training at Fort Devens, Mass., Long served with the 76th Special Operations Unit, Shu Lin Kou Air Station, Taiwan. In 1964, he volunteered for duty in Vietnam.

Gary B. Blackburn is a native Iowan and served with the U.S. Air Force security service from April 1961 to November 1964. Blackburn studied Mandarin Chinese at the Institute of Far Eastern Languages, Yale University, followed by assignments to the joint Sobe processing center, Torii Station, Okinawa, working for NSA, and the 6987th security group, Shu Lin Kou Air Station, Taiwan.

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