Operation Sting

Akers, Robert David

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Synopsis: My novel, titled 'Operation Sting,' is based on a CIA sanctioned mission involving a military and civilian comprised A-Team in Southeast Asia in 1963, prior to the official start of the Vietnam War. The story evolves from a flashback dream of one of the A-Team members (David Roberts) and he ends up telling his wife the story of what happened 24 years earlier. Up to that point his wife had no idea that he had ever been in Vietnam.The story is told, as seen through the eyes of a 20 year old young man who is above average in intelligence, but very much a naive person who puts blind trust in 'the system' that truth always wins in the long run.Prior to becoming involved with this mission David was constantly in search of some daring type of assignment, such as volunteering for an inter-service transfer to become an Army helicopter pilot. Much of this desire for adventure stemmed from the fact that his father always belittled him and insinuated that he would never amount to much. Consequently, David was searching for something he could accomplish which would make his father proud of him.David was assigned to a squadron of personnel who traveled extensively around the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Panama installing and modifying heavy ground early warning radar manned by the Air Force. Due to the fact that he did travel extensively, he had a great cover story without having to create one, because his wife was used to him taking off on the spur of the moment and being gone for extended periods of time. His initial contact with the CIA resulted from a conversation with a FBI agent whom he met while on travel to a radar site in Minnesota.David was flown to Washington DC for a physical, including a psychological evaluation, and given a brief description of the mission. David decided he would like to pursue the opportunity and from that point on he was hooked.All of the team members were provided with false identities and told not to discuss their true identities with anyo

About the Author: The author was three years old when his father, whom he had never seen returned from WWII. His father instilled a love of history which sparked his interest in studying history associated with the war in which his father was involved. Mr. Akers, like many in his age group, has experienced the aftermath of WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the many other armed conflicts that this nation has endured.David enlisted in the United States Air Force in October 1960 at age 17 and served for four years, being discharged in October 1964 shortly after the official start of the Vietnam War. During his service time he traveled extensively throughout the US, Canada, and some non-CONUS sites.During his military tour of duty, many military advisors were assigned to Southeast Asia. Their primary tasks were to assist the Governments in training personnel and clandestine missions involving intelligence units consisting of US military and CIA. These missions were conducted prior to the actual start of armed conflict. David worked closely with and, was personally acquainted with some of these team members and their missions.After his discharge from the USAF, the author became employed by one of the largest defense contractors in the country and is still employed after 38 years of service in their Product Support Division. His assignments have included working with both US Navy and Air Force personnel by assisting them in supporting his company's products. In doing so, he has kept abreast of the emerging technologies that support today's War fighters.

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