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|Voices Under Berlin
- T.H.E. Hill
- The Tale of a Monterey
The 9539th does to the Secret
Cold War what the 4077th did to the Korean War
This is the tale of one
of the early skirmishes of the secret Cold War told with a pace
and a black humor reminiscent of that used by Joseph Heller (Catch-22)
and Richard Hooker (M*A*S*H*). It is set against the backdrop of
the CIA cross-sector tunnel operation in Berlin (PBJOINTLY). It is
the story of the ASA-ers who worked the tunnel, and how they fought
for a sense of purpose against boredom and the enemy both within and
the Author - T.H.E. Hill served at Field Station
Berlin in the mid-1970s, following a tour at Herzo Base in the
early 1970s. He is a three-time graduate of DLIWC. A collection
of his short stories received an award at the 2006 Hollywood Book
Festival. He is a member of the Military Writers Society of America.
“VOICES was a treat to read
because it accurately, amusingly, and respectfully captures—as
never before was so well done—the carefree yet dedicated attitude
of U.S. military intelligence linguists. With humor, VOICES describes
how intelligence folks successfully and honorably worked in Berlin,
as they did worldwide, to defeat the Soviets in the Cold War.”
— Bruce Ford, veteran of Field Station Berlin in the 1960s, and webmaster
of the FSB Vets Group. fsbvg.org
All T.H.E. Hill’s novels are
available via http://voicesunderberlin.com/buy.html
You can read a sample at: http://voicesunderberlin.com/sample.html
Reunification: A Monterey Mary Returns
to Berlin - A Stasi spy on Teufelsberg?
From T.H.E. Hill— the award-winning author of Voices Under Berlin:
The Tale of a Monterey Mary—on the 50th anniversary (1963-2013) of the
first permanent buildings on Teufelsberg, the operational home of Field
The Stasi Musik files on Tberg were shredded when the Berlin Wall
fell, but shredding was only secure before today’s computers. Follow
along with Mike as he tries to identify the Stasi source covernamed Musik
from the reconstructs of the shredded files. Mike Troyan got to know the
divided city of Berlin as a Monterey Mary at the Army Security Agency Field
Station there. His peaceful retirement from the CIA is derailed when he
returns to post-Wall, reunified Berlin to write a book about the Stasi,
and one of the ghosts of his Berlin past sends him to the ER to be stitched
together on the evening of his first day back. This does not bode well
for his project, because this ghost is Ilse, the mother of the Director
of the Stasi Archive where Mike will be working. She used to be Mike’s long-haired
dictionary. She is clearly not happy to see him.
The plot thickens when Mike reads his own Stasi file, and discovers
that someone was reporting on him to the Stasi while he was at the Field
Station. Standard counter-intelligence logic suggests that the Stasi
source was Ilse, but Mike does not want that to be the case, because
it would mean that he was wrong, and Security was right. He scours the
darkened recesses of his memory in search of other suspects for the title
of Musik, the covername for the Stasi asset reporting on him. Wearing his
case-officer hat, Mike imagines how easy it would have been for him to recruit
each of the rogues’ gallery of characters he served with in ASA at Field
Station Berlin. Then add an IRA informant in witness protection who thinks
that Mike is a hit man sent to settle an old score. Serve stirred, not shaken
in the form of a classic espionage whodunit, garnished with a dash of moral
ambiguity provided by the people that Mike meets in his travels around Berlin
who force him to compare the Old Berlin to the New, and the CIA to the Stasi.
All T.H.E. Hill’s novels are available via
You can read a sample at: http://voicesunderberlin.com/Reunification/sample.html
NOVEL ASA VETS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR!
That’s right, a crackling
good novel, THE WALDENTAL GASTHAUS, has been written about ASA
men living and working at an outstation in West Germany during
the Cold War. Relive your own experiences and get involved as Greg
Barnes falls in love and has adventures that other men envy or shun.
But there are more than a dozen men at the station and all contribute
both madcap and occasionally tragic sides to this entertaining novel.
You’ll find it impossible to put down and when you’ve finished it,
you’ll undoubtedly wave it at your spouse and buddies and proudly
say, "Now this was my outfit!"
Autographed, first edition
copies are available directly from the author at PO Box 723, Meadview,
AZ 86444. Send check or money order for $23.00 (includes S&H) for
each copy. Arizona residents add $1.17 sales tax.
The Waldental Gasthaus by Ron McGraw (Outskirts
Press, 290 PP, $19.95 + S&H) Available at the author/publisher’s
web site: www.outskirtspress.com/thewaldentalgasthaus,
etc., or through your local book store.
Also look for Harry Black
& The Delphi Conspiracy and Harry Black & The Egyptian Conspiracy
at Amazon and Barnes&Noble.com.
|#1 Code Break Boy
- John Milmore
Intelligence in the Korean War
The only first hand authentic
account of the daily life of the young enlisted code
breakers in the U.S. Army and their amazing achievements
in the Korean War. Lays bare fascinating TOP SECRETS suppressed
by NSA for over 50 years.
Available from buybooksontheweb.com
or toll free
(877) 289-2665 for more info: JohnMilmore@aol.com
This is a worthwhile book
where the author sticks to codebreaking and related
details in the Korean war. -CRYPTOLOGIA Quarterly magazine,
Published at the United States Military Academy.
"I appreciate your having written this book. .
. I also really admire your perseverance in getting
it published.. we deserve some visibility and recognition"
- James J. K., [cryptanalyst ASAPAC - Tokyo].
"An excellent review of code-breaking
and activities of the Army Security Agency during the Korean
War. For those who served in the ASA it gives a good
history of what it was like back then. Some of the "numbers"
and deciphering went over my head, but am sure those
who understand will probably chuckle with a smile. With
so much concern of security and "need to know" I am surprised
that this even got published as by the author's own admission,
it was an uphill battle. Pictures were a delight & pictures
of "then & now" even better. As an old printer from hotmetal
Linotype days .... as ASA LIVES! so does ETOIN SHRDLU! - Vern G - ASA LIVES!
- Don Johnson -
A captivating look at a unique moment
in time. This is one person's fascinating story of life that most
of us can never imagine. Over 140 photographs, most from that era,
add to the authenticity. Lübecker! started out as a simple history of
my Army Security Agency detachment, but I soon found I wasn't an historian.
All I know for sure is what happened to me. Well, at least reasonably sure.
I vividly recall that the nasty edginess of the Cold War was still in full
bloom, and so were a multitude of eager young frauleinin seeking to earn
their way to the promised land - the United States. Many romances begun
in Lübeck between former foes ended in a multitude of happy marriages
- and a few disasters. That's what this book is all about - plus anecdotes
and tales from other Lübeckers who were more frisky and fearless than I.
It all makes for a good read - and a little history lesson as an added bonus.
Lübeck was, and still is, a special place on this planet; don't miss
a chance to visit this city.
Available at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/doemjo
in PDF format $14.95)
or Contact the author at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign - Cat's Paw 4-DVD Video Set
- Frank Ford -
This 4-DVD set contains
some 250 video clips, 2,000 still photos and graphics,
and a 40-song soundtrack. It is approximately 6 hours
About half the video is on
the Crazy Cats, 509th RRGP and ASA.
The other half is on Vietnam 'lifestyle' and historical
background. New Price!
NOW $35, including shipping.
Payment after delivery.
Order a 2nd Copy for $15
if ordered at same time, if ordered later please add extra
$5 for shipping.
Contact Frank Ford at: email@example.com for
more ordering information.
More details to follow
on this offering.
Safe, Buddy - John Cheek
"A Story of Humor and Horror
from the Korean War," is based on the author's personal
experiences. Most of the characters are based on real
people and many of the actions happened exactly as described.
book has been as high as #11 on the best-selling list at amazon.com
for the 8,000+ books listed there
from my publisher. Signed copies are available
from me with my author discount.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment by personal check,
money order or through Pay Pal. Book also available at www.publishamerica.com, Booksamillion.com,
or by telephone at 1-240-529-1031.
|Soldier Boy : At Play in
- Tim Bazzett
In 1962 when Tim Bazzett graduated
from high school he'd had enough of academia and classroom
drudgery, so he joined the army and received an education
he'd never imagined. Perhaps one of the most unlikely and inept
citizen-soldiers since Gomer Pyle, Tim somehow survives the terrors
and tribulations of basic training at "Fort Lost-in-the-Woods, Misery,"
and after further training in the mysteries of Morse code in Massachusetts
and Maryland, the small-town innocent is launched overseas and into
the larger world. In Turkey he finds himself a link in the outermost
defenses of America during a Cold War he only imperfectly understands.
There he sees poverty and hatred in the faces of children and is forced
to confront his own faults and inner demons. In Germany, no longer
quite so innocent, he chases girls and dreams of being a rock star. At
the heart are the characters, friends he makes along the way. For this
is ultimately a book about friendship and about growing up.
Available later this month (Aug. '05).
Contact Tim directly for sale info.
or be first in line.
Send check or money order payable
TJ Bazzett - PO Box
Reed City, MI 49677-0282
or check out www.rathole.com/soldierboy
The Footlocker -
A Christmas Story
by the author of
- Don Ecker
America was fighting a Cold
War against the Soviets. It was the CIA versus the KGB,
a covert war fought to contain the struggle so that real war
would never break out. The year was 1965, just 3 years after the
nation had retreated from the nuclear nightmare that almost occurred
over Soviet missiles in Cuba. When the CIA found a supernatural
creature (thought to be mythological) in Hungary, they thought
they had won. It was a creature they thought could be contained
and controlled... one they thought they could bend to their will...
a creature so horrifying, it was only spoken about in whispers, so
even the walls wouldn?t hear. But, they forgot one important thing
... they forgot that you can never dance with the Devil unless he calls
the tune. Now, at the dawn of the 21st Century, it has escaped... and
the real nightmare has only just begun. - Amazon.com
"I served at FS Sobe,
Okinawa and then shipped over to 8th RR Phu Bai in 1971. Was
at Alpha 4 when we were overrun on 30 March 1972 at the start
of the Easter Offensive."
Available on amazon.com
Sins or as an "e-book"
Contact Don for more details.
|Memoirs of a Bangkok Warrior
- Dean Barrett
The setting is Bangkok, Thailand. The time is the
mid-sixties. And the events are incredible. Join Whore House
Charlie, Sgt. Jigaboo, Bumbles, Blinky, Agent Orange, Corporal Napalm,
Hogbody, Butterball, Good Pork Betty, the Betel Nut queen, Noy the
Laundry Girl, Corporal Comatose, Doc Spitz and Lieutenant Pearshape
in the wackiest adventures of the Vietnam or any other war era. A M*A*S*H-type novel set
in Thailand during the Vietnam War. This novel was optioned for film
four times & came close to being the M*A*S*H for the Vietnam War.
Unfortunately, "close" only counts in horseshoes, grenades and
atomic weapons. Some movie producers said it was "hilarious but
uneven." I pointed out that so is the Old Testament & that got
published & made into a movie. Unfortunately, that line of reasoning
got me nowhere. Available on amazon.com at: Memoirs
of a Bangkok Warrior or contact Dean himself at:
Sale is for print only, 19"X 26"
- John Borkowitz - I served with the ASA in
Korea during the Vietnam war. I have produced a 30th
Anniversary litho print in honor of all who served during
the Vietnam era through the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
I have presented a few, one
to a Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient, a former POW,
V.A. Regional Center and also V.A. hospital both in Milwaukee,
WI. I also placed one at the wall in Washington D.C. last Memorial
If you are interested please
let me know and I will send more information.
|The ASA Trilogy
“The ASA Trilogy” is a linked
and contiguous threesome of novels of ASA life in the ‘sixties, featuring
soldiers we all knew, in places familiar to all ASA-ers. The three
novels, Involuntary Tour, Dragon Bait, and Falloff,
written by career-ASA EM, NCO, and wWarrant Officer Robert Flanagan,
display the agency and its triumphs, foibles, and full range of attributes
through the actions of an extensive cast of characters (more than War
and Peace). The novels play out in disparate and scattered settings
through the Cold War, culminating in the Viet Nam War. The humor,
dedication to duty, despair, fears, and disillusionment is all reminiscent
of assignments in those far-flung sites. With irony, with commitment
to the job conflicting with an FTA attitude in equal parts, borne out
by events and committed by individuals we all identify with, the story
unfolds over the course of the three books. The trilogy—the result of
a 47-year writing journey by the author—essentially follows the author’s
path of assignments in time and setting, but employs the device of fiction
to avoid scoffing and disbelief..
Involuntary Tour, book I of the trilogy, begins in
Bad Aibling, Germany, spring 1968, when WO1 David Winter, career
ASA, married with two children, receives orders for Viet Nam. This
“second tour” disrupts a fragile marriage, for on his first tour he
had been severely wounded, a circumstance that had threatened his marriage.
Winter’s comrades, friends, and associates Luther Brenner, Ratty Mac,
Crazy Bruce, Magic Marvin and countless others people the story. The
latter half of book I is back story, played out in Viet Nam at diverse
locations in 1964-65. During the course of progress, short flashbacks
and asides are set in Korea during that earlier war, Parris Island, S.C.,
at sea, Hong Kong, and CONUS. Book I ends with the finish of Winter’s
first Viet Nam tour. As with real ASA assignments, the same people keep
showing up everywhere.
Dragon Bait, book II, begins again
at Bad Aibling, taking the reader through the Czech invasion by the
Russkies, late summer, 1968, and up to Winter’s deployment to Viet
Nam. Then, in a series of chapter-long flashbacks, Winter is followed
as a new ASA 058 in his first deployment to Asmara, Eritrea (Ethiopia),
1960-62. Segue to Rothwesten, Germany, and Gartow border site, 1966-67;
Winter makes warrant officer and is transferred to Bad Aibling, and so
we are back to B.A. where books I and II began. The latter half of book
II takes Winter to Viet Nam in August 1968 and ends the last day of 1968.
Falloff, the third book of the trilogy
begins with Winter’s transfer to the 1st RRC (Avn) at Cam Ranh Bay,
January 1969. The book finds Winter and friends on CRAZY CAT missions
and mishaps. Flashback elements occur in various venues, including
Bangkok, Thailand; CONUS; Asmara, Eritrea (Ethiopia); and lesser bits;
as well as one defining segment in Hawaii, where the crisis of his
marriage is not resolved, nor his in-country affair with an Army nurse
concluded. The Epilogue to book III closes the story at the time of
the drawdown of US forces in Viet Nam.
The books are available at www.Amazon.com, at www.BarnesandNoble.com, and
as well as thousands of local book sellers and outlets. The three
volumes are each available in hardcover with dust jacket, or trade
paperback. Also, through the AuthorHouse connection, an e-book version
is available. For the best prices on printed matter, and/or for signed/inscribed
copies of one or more books, visit http://connemarapress.org,
the author’s website. Also, only on his website is afforded the opportunity
to buy the full trilogy as a unit for a reduced price. Orders
may be purchased through PayPal, or by sending a check to the author
(contact info on the site). At the website is also available, at
no cost, a downloadable Glossary of slang, jargon, abbreviations, and
acronyms common to soldiers of the period, as well as quasi-translations
of any foreign language phrases which occur throughout this series.
Involuntary Tour —
ISBN: 978-1-4490-1766-8 (hard cover)
ISBN: 978-1-4490-1765-1 (soft cover)
ISBN: 978-1-4490-1767-5 (e-book)
Dragon Bait — ISBN: 978-1-4567-3016-1 (hard cover)
ISBN: 978-1-4567-3017-8 (soft cover)
ISBN: 978-1-4567-3015-4 (e-book)
Falloff — ISBN: 978-1-4670-7295-3 (hardcover)
ISBN: 978-1-4670-7294-6 (soft cover)
ISBN: 978-1-4670-7296-0 (e-book)
|"For fifty six years, Camp Evans,
the highly classified R&D sub post of Fort Monmouth, developed
numerous Electronic Warfare systems. Closed in the 1995 BRAC,
the site is now the home of the InfoAge Learning Center, a
non-profit organization dedicated to preserving its rich history.
Mr. Robert F. Giordano, former Director of the Electronics Warfare Laboratory
and the Center for Electronic Warfare/Reconnaissance, Surveillance
and Target Acquisition at Camp Evans, is authoring a book "Camp Evans–The Untold Story" which
will be available in the near future. Profits from book sales will
be dedicated to InfoAge. Anyone interested in obtaining a copy may contact
ex ASA officer Lawrence R. Tormey,an InfoAge trustee, at email@example.com, or write to him at
InfoAge, 2201 Marconi Road, Wall Township, NJ 07719."
|Tales of the Doobop
by Richard Sobieski.
nickname for Walter Holakowski, an Army enlistee in the early 60's.
Sitting on the fifty yard line of the Cold War at a desolate listening
post on the border of East Germany, Walter experiences his transformation
to manhood at the expense of his innocence. This rowdy, raunchy account
is told from his point of view running the spectrum from drinking,
sex, and youthful pranks to the gravity of the Cuban Missile Crisis,
Kennedy's assassination, and the constant fear that at any moment, the
war may turn from cold to very hot. He finally comes to terms with his
new self, including true love, and a near-death experience.
This account, based on true events, sweeps the range of
emotions, from laughter to tears; from beauty to horror. Veterans
and non-veterans of both genders will enjoy this delightful, down-to-earth
OF THE DOOBOP - Kindle Download at AMAZON.com
$3.99 for any other info contact
Richard at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don't have a Kindle, there is a free download to your
PC, You can look at a sample, including an introduction, which appears
You don't need a Kindle to preview the book here at Amazon.com
|We Served In Silence by Glenn Fannin, Jr.
A story of Army Security Agency agents in the Vietnam War in
1968. From the draft, basic training and spy training to the war.
Their lives and loves are exposed and the characters come
together to accomplish their missions on the ground, air and water.
The outcome of the war may depend out what may be described
as "M*A*S*H" meets "Catch 22."
About the Author
Glenn K. Fannin Jr. was born
at Fairborn, Ohio (then Osborn) in 1948. "Age 66 with an eclectic,
Soldier, policeman, fireman, construction worker, contractor,
employment agency manager, security manager, hospital non-clinical
insurance agency owner, car salesman you name it." (Author's
Edge Publishing Group 2009).
Order at: Amazon
- We Served In Silence - Glenn Fannin
|Imposible Dream An accomplished, aging
man is preparing for yet another dream—to conduct the first known
bicycle-book tour (which will require peddling both miles and books.)
Who will believe 2,500 miles is possible for a man with gravely
serious medical issues—at age sixty-five? Witnessing the lifetime
spiritual journey of Vinny Pirelli, starting at age six with his very
first bicycle, you track his development of being the only boy among
many siblings, through growing pains of adolescence and teen years.
He struggles with, and represses homosexual tendencies, putting his
emotions into bicycling and writing songs.
Author: J.V. Petretta
For sale and Video trailer at: http://www.animpossibledreamstory.com
For a discounted signed copy with free US Media Mail
Mail your PRINTED NAME and address, plus $15.00 by
check or money order to: J.V. Petretta
J.V. Petretta - An Impossible Dream Story
27 Sugnet Road, Buffalo, NY 14215-2031
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Available on Amazon's Kindle reader, and those for which apps
and in trade paperback wherever good books are sold!
Cleawater Run introduces former public defender Woody Thomas
as he takes readers on a wild post-conviction case, in which a man
faces execution, and where neither the good guys or bad want the case
re-opened--and someone is willing to kill to hide the truth.
Dix Author for more information email him at:
TAMPA BAY BLUES
Takes you deep into the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous
and the unsettling world of police interrogation techniques.
Ex-Public Defender Woody Thomas’ friend from Alcoholics
Anonymous, David Ingel, is murdered and Woody represents Robbie Battles,
a mutual friend from AA who is charged with murdering David
during an alcoholic blackout.
Woody turns to detective Kyle Murdock, a former Navy
SEAL, for help in an investigation that leads from the horse country
to suburban Tampa and the beaches of Tampa Bay. Unfortunately,
Robbie Battles has confessed to the murder, the police have a murder
and David's beautiful widow has a snub-nosed .38 Special and
a passion for revenge.
Dix Author for more information email him at:
WEAPON - Ian Carter
Many of the events in the story associated with the Army Security
Agency (ASA) actually happened as part of operations in Radio Research.
The Infantry patrols were a combination of stories told to me by friends
in Special Forces & Long Range Patrols. What I read in captured documents
and what I heard from interrogations gave me a good picture of what
was going on within their ranks.
My initial motivation was to applaud the men in ASA,
whose story has never adequately been told, and honor the sacrifices
of the American fighting forces. The public still is not truly aware
of the tremendous sacrifices they give executing the orders of their
country. Interestingly, most of them do not think of it as a sacrifice
but a call of duty to serve. I am eternally grateful that we have such
men and women who allow us to live the wonderful lives we live.
This story details the emergence of electronic intelligence
(ELINT) supporting our combat troops. The deadly cat and mouse intelligence
war within a war between an American Captain and a VC Major weaves the
threads leading up to the TET offensive. The men who operated our intelligence
gathering equipment were out there on the front lines with our combat
units. They set up their equipment anywhere they could get a good signal;
Special Forces Camps on the border of Cambodia, Fire Support Bases, Infantry
Base Camps, and other sites close to the Area of Operation of the enemy.
The enemy side of the story is fiction and as is based on good intelligence
could well have happened this way.
During the Vietnam conflict,
politicians were making unintelligent rules of engagement and combat
decisions they had no training to make. I was part of intelligence briefings
to Westmoreland and Abrams. In one such briefing, the MACV Commander
in a distressed tone stated that this war could be over in six months
if the politicians would leave the conduct of the war up to those who
are best qualified to do so – the military. Unfortunately, they almost never
Vietnam was our first
war on which the media had an instantaneous impact. The public was
privy to every action as they watched the Vietnam War unfold on TV.
This phenomena provided the media a major stake in the outcome of the
war. I witnessed firsthand how the media colored their reporting of the
Vietnam War and in many cases wrote their stories to fit their agenda.
After a post TET visit to Vietnam Walter Cronkite reported the war was
lost. The TET offensive was a major loss to the enemy and it was a major
victory for our military. Dissidents joined with the media to become a
formidable anti-war coalition. This group combined with a mixture of celebrities
was enough to convince Americans that the war was lost. It demoralized
our own troops when they watched the television images of demonstrators
chanting anti-war slogans. We captured flyers after TET written by the NVA
and VC to their field forces imploring them to not give up; that American
celebrities were on their side and would help them win the war. The negativity
surrounding that war still exists today. In a recent article the press
refers to the Vietnam War as modern America’s most controversial war while
reporting a recent gathering of Vietnam Vets.
“The Deadliest Weapon” is on sale on amazon.com at: Deadliest
Weapon. A portion of the proceeds goes to support
the the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). I would appreciate your recommendation
VETERANS DAY - Michael
Jim Thurmond is an unlikely hero. He’s an embittered Viet
Nam vet with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and a drinking problem the
size of Texas. When Jim suffers a full-blown breakdown, he emerges with
the realization that America’s political, financial and legal systems
have become hopelessly corrupt. Jim hasn’t worn his country’s uniform for
decades but, like all vets, he never renounced his oath to support and defend
the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Jim and a small
group of fellow veterans of the super-secret Army Security Agency decide
to take matters into their own hands. Like our Founding Fathers, they form
a Committee of Safety, vigilantes dedicated to making sure that America’s
domestic enemies pay the ultimate price. Branded domestic terrorists, they
rush to complete their mission before the full might of the FBI can stop
them. Jim’s mission to restore America’s values forces him to confront his
own demons. He’ll either save America and himself in the process, or die
Veterans Day is available for sale on amazon.com at: Veterans
Day in paperback version.
IN - Gary Schroen -
While America held its breath in the days immediately following 9/11, a
small but determined group of CIA agents covertly began to change history.
This is the riveting first-person account of the treacherous top-secret
mission inside Afghanistan to set the stage for the defeat of the Taliban
and launch the war on terror.
As thrilling as any novel, First In is a uniquely intimate
look at a mission that began the U.S. retaliation against terrorism–and
reclaimed the country of Afghanistan for its people.
Gary Schroen was a member of the 102nd ASA in Heidelberg Germany
- available at ebooks.com
or here at amazon.com
reference to Gary Schroen here: Gary Schroen)
- Paul Betit - A Vietnam War Story
It is June 1967, and the United
States' military involvement in South Vietnam
is nearing its zenith. As the war rachets up, John
Murphy and Charles Van Dyke of the Army's Criminal Investigation
Division investigate the murder of an American soldier
at Phu Bai. War intrudes as the two investigators build their
case against the most likely suspect. But a bizarre twist
turns it into an unusual manhunt in the middle of a war zone.
$13.95 Available from amazon.com
more info: email@example.com
"A Vietnam War Story," is
itself a distraction. This novel is no "war
story," at least in the usual sense. The warfare mostly
functions as a dangerous setting, as a noisy counterpoint
to silent analytical brooding, and as omnipresent as the
weather or any other natural force. Oddly enough, the narrative
relates a detective story that could have taken place anywhere
in the world." - Amazon.com
|The Man in The Canal -
Paul Betit - the long-awaited sequel
to Phu Bai and Kagnew Station, is now available for purchase.
Paul Betit’s new mystery-suspense novel describing the adventures
of U.S. Army CID investigator John Murphy is set in Sweden during the summer
All of Betit’s books can be purchased in a soft-cover edition or
as an E-book by visiting jstwrite.com,
Autographed copies of The Man in the Canal are available
by sending a check or money order for $20 to the author at PO Box 384,
Brunswick, Maine 04011-0384. Allow ten days for delivery.
For more information about Betit’s books and his public appearances,
please visit PaulBetit.Com.
|Lübecker! - Don
E. Johnson - A captivating look at a unique moment in time.
This is one person's fascinating story of life that most of us can never
imagine. Over 140 photographs, most from that era, add to the authenticity.
Lübecker! started out as a simple history of my Army Security Agency detachment,
but I soon found I wasn't an historian.All I know for sure is what happened
Well, at least reasonably sure. I vividly recall that the nasty edginess
of the Cold War was still in full bloom, and so were a multitude of eager
young frauleinin seeking to earn their way to the promised land - the United
States. Many romances begun in Lübeck between former foes ended in a multitude
of happy marriages - and a few disasters. That's what this book is all
about - plus anecdotes and tales from other Lübeckers who were more frisky
and fearless than I. It all makes for a good read - and a little history
lesson as an added bonus.
Lübeck was, and still is, a special place on this planet; don't miss
a chance to visit this city.
Available at www.lulu.com or www.amazon.com
on Devil's Mountain - David Von Norden
- The Summer of Love is past. The Cold War is heating up. Thousands
of young men are being drafted for the conflict in Southeast Asia and hundreds
more enlist in the hope of some choice of assignment. The best of these
volunteers are channeled into the Army Security Agency and the brightest
of this group gets sent to the National Security Agency's most important
listening post,The Hill, in West Berlin.
Teufelsberg, the Germans call it. The Devil's Mountain, a monument
constructed from the rubble and ruins of the crushed German capital.
But there is something terribly wrong in the 54th ASA Special Operations
Command. People are dying.
Death on Devil's Mountain depicts the twisted macramé of intelligence
work, its effect on the 'civilians in uniform', and the mounting rancor
of enlisted men against the cadre of sergeants and 'lifers'. This unit
of hand picked misfits is a natural choice for a mad CIA-operated experiment
code named MK-ISLAND.
An experiment gone awry.
Available at Amazon.com
|Or So I Thought
- By Bruce F. Bond
My life story, mostly about my rather tumultuous 40-year career in
telecommunications and the interesting people I met along the way.
You will meet a mafioso businessman, a Filipino hero, and a wise old
carpenter, among many others.
Available formats: epub, mobi, pdf, rtf, lrf, pdb, txt
Available at Barnes and Nobel as a
Available at Smashwords.com
|HONOR DEFENDED - D.H. Brown - Major Westfall is back, in another
non-stop action adventure. On a freezing cold winter morning he is awakened
before dawn by a frantic call from an old friend and War Brother. He is
being called out to hunt for the killers who burned down a woman's house
on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, abducted her, and left behind the beheaded
body of her Marine Corps husband. On the beach behind the Holbech place,
he finds signs that someone came ashore on the last high tide. Tracks lead
to a pile of driftwood where Black Dog noses out the family's wounded dog.
Putting his ear to the Hoko grapevine, he hears of a break-in at the local
gravel quarry, where explosives and detonators were taken. A neighbor's grandchild
mentions a missing school janitor, and the name her classmates gave him,
Aladdin. When the Major takes a sneak and peek he unearths a terrorist sleeper.
Calling in the troops, he prepares to do battle deep in the Olympic Peninsula
wilderness where a cadre of evil souls have gathered, intent on creating
havoc with the Washington State's ferries.
HONOR DEFENDED occurs over one 24 hour period
of heart-pounding action in which old friends are met, new ones made, the
young must grow up fast as lives are broken, and the honor of a War Brother
is defended. D. H. BROWN has worked as a Logistics and Weapons Specialist
in Vietnam; Director of Security; Armored Car Driver; Police Officer; Hunting
Guide, Trapper and Dog Sledder; Homesteader; Truck Driver; General Contractor;
Minister; Movie Producer; Editor; Writer; Speaker; Restaurateur; Antique
Restoration Specialist; Personal Care Worker; PC Repair Specialist; Computer
Instructor; Webmaster and Web Designer. He writes about what he knows. His
first book, Honor Due, was received with critical acclaim and was awarded
the 2008 Silver Medal for Fiction by the Military Writers Society of America
(MWSA) - Available
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|FOUR AND OUT - Ronald Griffith
Join Ron Griffith in his 3 year, 9 month, 4 day adventure as a "Ditty
Bopper" in the top secret world of the Army Security Agency in Vietnam.
"I have 80 of my best colored pictures
in the book and another 100-150 or so available through my website. Pictures
cover the area around Bad Aibling, Germany and almost duplicate or lower
quality pictures from Phu Bai, Vietnam."
My website is: fourandout.net
A book trailer at http://youtu.be/rHFtLNouysc
the Four and Out e-book for just $3.99
|Twelve Quiet Men:
The Story of the Cowboy Vigilantes Known as Stuart's
Stranglers at War with the Outlaws of Montana
- Michael Edward Little
In the 1880's, from central Montana into western Dakota Territory,
hordes of outlaws terrorized the region, rustling, robbing and killing.
Representatives of the law were non-existent. Finally, a secret group
of determined cattlemen, abandoned their ranching responsibilities to
hunt down and destroy the lawless predators. The story of the Vigilante
cattlemen known as "Stuart's Stranglers."The Vigilantes with their horses
boarded a special train in central Montana bound for Medora, Dakota. Along
the way, the train made frequent stops to discharge groups of resolute
cattlemen who stealthily approached various outlaw hideouts. In the dark
of night, the Vigilantes attacked, catching the outlaws completely by surprise.
When the Train Raids were concluded, the Vigilantes had wiped the Montana
and Dakota territories clean! Nearly one hundred outlaws were killed in
less than two years. Twelve Quiet Men is a remarkable historical Western
based on real events in the lives of these remarkable cattlemen.
on Amazon.com here: "Twelve
|TALES OF RAMASUN - M H Burton
"Tales of Ramasun" is a different kind of Vietnam War story. The kind
of war story you may not have heard before. The story of the secret war,
the war behind the curtain, the war whose soldiers were sworn to silence.
Now is the time to tell it, before all of the old spooks and spies who participated
in it are gone. It is not a "blood and guts" war story. There were no Rambos
at Ramasun. It's a story of brains not brawn. Smart young men full of youthful
energy let loose in a strange land and put to a strange task, with a goodly
number of smartasses and jokers in the pack to make things more interesting.
Available at amazon.com here: "Tales
|THE SENTINEL AND
THE SHOOTER - Douglas W. Bonnot
Secret societies have existed for millennia; their purposes myriad.
Generally, they are exclusive and require members to take an oath to keep
their organization and activities secret.
They possess guarded means of identification and communication. Some
exist in the open, their purposes known, their activities undisclosed,
and their practitioners anonymous.
The US Army Security Agency was a separate organization within the
Army having its own installations, training, academic, logistic, communications
and scientific institutions and members took an oath to keep the organization
and its activities secret, their identity and communications guarded. Until
the advent of the Vietnam War, their purpose was intelligence gathering
for national strategic objectives.
Available at amazon.com here: "The
Sentinel and the Shooter"
|THE ANGEL OF DEATH
- Alane Furgeson - submitted
by Greg Furgeson
"ASA from '66 to '70. Devens in '66 and then I went to Bragg. While
there I went to jump school in '67. I then spent the next two years in Japan"
Being a coroner’s assistant means that Cameryn has seen more gore than
your average seventeen-year-old. But even Cammie is shocked when Kyle
O’Neil, the most popular guy in school, discovers the gruesome corpse of
their English teacher murdered in his own bed. As Cammie gets involved
in the case, she finds herself drawn to Kyle, and considers trusting him
with the secret that she can’t even tell her father. But when their relationship
starts to move toward romance, the struggle to solve the case of her teacher’s
Will Cameryn be too preoccupied to identify the killer in time?
Available at amazon.com here: "The
Angel of Death"
|UNLIKELY WARRIORS: - Lonnie Long & Gary Blackburn
The Army Security Agency's Secret War in Vietnam
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
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
The cover photo was shot by Bruce Boydstun of the 144th Aviation
Co. out of Nha Trang
and the cover was designed by the very talented Mr. Don Reber, a former
member of the 146th Aviation Co. out of Saigon.
on amazon.com at: "UNLIKELY
|LAST CALL AT THE
TIGER BAR - Francis Hamit and Anthony Cutaia
This is a short story about American military intelligence enlisted men
who are trying to capture a Viet Cong Colonel at the most famous whorehouse
in the Mekong Delta. It is shortly after the Tet Offensive in 1968, and
one of them, a radio intercept operator, knows his voice, but not his face.
This is a work of fiction. A resemblance to real persons and events is coincidental
and unintended even if the author is a Vietnam Veteran who served in Military
at amazon.com here: "THE LAST CALL AT THE TIGER BAR"
A Memoir - Tracy Kidder
war story like none you have ever read before, an unromanticized portrait
of a young man coming of age in the controversial war that defined a generation.
In an astonishingly honest, comic, and moving account of his tour of duty
in Vietnam, master storyteller Tracy Kidder writes for the first time about
himself. This extraordinary memoir is destined to become a classic.
Kidder was an ROTC intelligence officer, just months out of college and
expecting a stateside assignment, when his orders arrived for Vietnam. There,
lovesick, anxious, and melancholic, he tried to assume command of his detachment,
a ragtag band of eight more-or-less ungovernable men charged with reporting
on enemy radio locations.
at amazon.com here: "MY
|FOOT ME ONCE, NEVER
TWICE - Joe Gillam
"I had three assignments with ASA, Japan,
Vietnam and Asmara. "
"The story of young Military Policeman that teams with old hand Army Criminal
Investigator to work a theft of military property that becomes a murder. The
case goes cold, but they keep plugging away as their assignments move them
around the world and then to second careers in civilian police work. MP gets
separated from his Italian girlfriend during the civil war in Eritrea. Exciting
ending to the investigation and the reunion with the girlfriend will bring
tears to the eyes of the toughest reader."
- From Barnes and Nobel Review ...
Book Available At: http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/Products/SKU-000908974/Fool-Me-Once-Never-Twice.aspx
or Barnes and Nobel
05H-20: - Rick Waters
book about my time in the ASA; it's entitled, O5h-20 (The 96% True Journal
of a Military Spy). Available on Amazon.com $13.32.
"I have filed, what I believe to be the first VA claim for damages caused
by learning and copying high speed Morse code. I found three unclassified
(but not unredacted) NSA documents that explain what part of our brain is
damaged (long-term memory) and why. They also show the desperation of the
Intelligence community to identify likely successful candidates while knowing
that successful candidates would suffer permanent damage. So far the VA
hasn't rejected me outright If I win my case, I want to help other ASA'ers
to file using my formula."
at Amazon.com here: 05H-20
96% True Journal of a Military Spy [Kindle Edition]
Books I've Read and Recommend:
Blankenship Solution - Thomas F. Kistner - Japan
Radio and WWI - Joe M. Leonard,
Jr. - WWII
Moon - J. Ronald Drew - Vietnam
C TRICK - Sort of a Memoir - Don Cooper - Berlin
Crazyhead - John Klawitter
Various Authors - Various Subjects
Count Cadence - James Crumley - Philippines/Vietnam
Most Secret War - James
L. Gilbert - Vietnam
TOP SECRET MISSIONS
- John E. Malone
- 404th USASA SOD Airborn
DEAREST ANGEL - Elaine Cochrane - Widow
of 1st Lt. John F. Cochrane KIA
Non-ASA Books I've Read and Recommend
Tibet - Thomas Laird - The CIA's First Atomic Spy
and His Secret
Expedition to Lhasa.
fifty years the CIA has closely guarded the identity of
the first agent killed in the line of duty -- the unnamed First
Star on the outfit's Wall of Honor. That agent was Douglas
Mackiernan. His unprecedented atomic intelligence operations
helped shape both Central Asia and the CIA as we know them today.
His work remains so sensitive that the Agency, even now, will neither
confirm nor deny his existence. A riveting expose of international
intrigue, INTO TIBET reveals the extraordinary
still-classified missions that sent Mackiernam and his partner, Frank
Bessac, into the heart of the Cold War." - Liner notes from
Webmaster note: Doug
Mackiernam was first husband of Peggy Hlavacek noted
in book review above. I highly recommend this book all
the way to the tragic ending! - ASA LIVES!
$15.00 New, available at
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Book of HONOR - Ted Gup - Covert Lives and Classified
Deaths at the CIA - The Story of Heros and Secrets
entrance of the CIA headquarters looms a huge marble wall into
which seventy-one stars are carved-each representating
an agent who has died in the line of duty. At the base
of the wall lies "The Book of Honor," in which the names of
these agents are inscribed--or at least thirty-five of them.
Beside the dates of the other thirty-six, there are no names. The
identity of these 'nameless stars' has been one of the CIA's
most closely guarded secrets for the fifty-three years of the
agency's existence. Even the family members are told little-in
some cases, the agency has denied the fact that the deceased were
covert operatives at all." - From book cover liner notes.
Webmaster note: The
first chapter is entitled: "The Forgotten Man" ---
Doug Mackiernam as mentioned in above book review. was
$10.50 New, available at
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