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James C. Donahue

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James C. Donahue joined the Marine Corps when he was seventeen years old and served with the Corps through the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. After being discharged, he enlisted in the army and volunteered for Special Forces. As a Green Beret, he served with the 6th and 7th Special Forces Groups (Airborne) in Fort Bragg, NC, and with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Vietnam. His many military awards and decorations include the Silver Star, three Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, two Air Medals, the Combat Medical Badge, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

After earning a bachelor's degree in anthropology and a master's in social sciences Donahue went to work for the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans Employment and Training Service. He has written two previous books; Mobile Guerrilla Force and Blackjack-33. He and his wife live in Glenwood, NY, and have two grown children.

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Blackjack-33
With Special Forces in the Viet Cong Forbidden Zone
Written by James C. Donahue


Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: September 7, 1999
Price: $7.99

In Vietnam, Mobile Guerrilla Force was the only American unit that truly carried out guerrilla-style hit-and-run military operations. Armed with silencer-equipped MK-II British Sten guns, M-16s, M-79s, and M-60s, the men of the Mobile Guerilla Force roamed for weeks at a time through steamy triple-canopy jungle in areas owned by NVA... Read more >
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Blackjack-33
With Special Forces in the Viet Cong Forbidden Zone
Written by James C. Donahue


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: May 19, 2010
Price: $7.99

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Blackjack-34 (previously titled No Greater Love)
One Deadly Day of Courage, Carnage, and Ultimate Sacrifice for the Mobile Guerrilla Force in Vietnam
Written by James C. Donahue


Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 4, 2000
Price: $7.99

An elite unit armed to the teeth, the Mobile Guerrilla Force was America's only real guerrilla force in Vietnam. These men operated for weeks at a time--springing ambushes, destroying base camps, and gathering vital intelligence--in steamy, triple-canopied jungles ruled by the VC and NVA. Read more >
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Blackjack-34 (previously titled No Greater Love)
One Deadly Day of Courage, Carnage, and Ultimate Sacrifice for the Mobile Guerrilla Force in Vietnam
Written by James C. Donahue


Format: eBook
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: November 17, 2010
Price: $7.99

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