Edmund Aiken ORDERS are ORDERS

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Most of us have heard about “Black Operations” where our servicemen engage in covert missions around the globe such as the Seal Team 6 takedown of Osama Bin Laden. The reason we hear about these missions is that there are almost always press leaks. There have been many stories written by the participants of these leaked operations, but what if you were involved in an operation that was so secret and embarrassing to the government that it was never leaked? How could you legally get away with telling your story? And how would you begin to tell the world what it was like at nineteen years old, to become ensnared as an assassin in a murderous clandestine operation? That is what this book is about. It is a vehicle with enough fiction added for me to finally tell my story before it is too late. The mission I was involved with, that amazingly was not leaked and has remained secret for over 50 years is the Marine Corps Recon involvement in “Operation Phoenix” in North Vietnam back in 1958-59. That was before the start of the Vietnamese War, in fact, this unlawful action might even have been the trigger for the Vietnam War. “Operation Phoenix” was the inane creation of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). When first implemented, it was their solution to stopping the spread of communism in Vietnam. Based on their distorted logic, they concluded the best method to use was to parachute Marines into the larger towns and villages in North Vietnam and have them kill all of the people there that were teaching the communist doctrine. “Operation Phoenix” was resurrected later in 1965-72 with missions of an again appalling but of a different and less criminal nature (they were killing Viet Cong supporters during wartime) were conducted by Army Special Forces and are well documented. What is not documented is the unlawful Marine Corps Recon actions 7 years earlier. To avoid embarrassment to our government, all mention of these earlier activities has been expunged from the archives, and it is a totally blanked out 2-year segment of Marine Corps history. This book is in two distinctive parts. The first part is the fictional story of a boy and girl that have just graduated from Stanford, who ended up traveling to Vietnam due to the boy’s dying mother’s urging to investigate the mysterious death of his father back in 1959. During their investigation, they accidentally discover the memoir of a young Marine executed for multiple counts of murder in Hanoi 48 years earlier. It then continues to track their determined efforts and hurdles to corroborate and prepare this manuscript for publication. The second part is the document they discovered. It is based on my memoirs as a Marine Sharpshooter (Sniper) and provides an accounting of those secretive black operations in North Vietnam. It starts with a glimpse of my childhood that led up to my joining the Marines and my training and progression to eventually becoming a Sharpshooter in Marine Corps Recon. It then follows my later personal experiences conducting those illegal “Black Operations” with my Recon Team, doing High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) parachute jumps into North Vietnam and assassinating many Vietnamese government officials and Russian officers. At the end of my involvement in the operation in North Vietnam, it continues to track my life through several bizarre months I spent surviving with Dayak headhunters in central Borneo, but most importantly during that time, my realization of the magnitude and significance of the crimes I had committed. And yes, there is sex in my book -- with anything having to do with Marines there is always sex!

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