St. Raphael's Episcopal Church, 5601 Williams Drive
The True Life Story of a 20-year Green Beret
Co-authors Janet Gottlieb Sailian and Martin G. Le Blanc will present readings and insights from local resident Le Blanc’s autobiography: Ghost Warrior – the true story of a U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret in the Vietnam and Cold War eras. Le Blanc enlisted in the U.S. Army as a 20-year-old Canadian, during the early days of the Vietnam War. His rapid ascent to elite black-ops warrior transformed a small town Nova Scotia kid into a clandestine force from 1966-86. He finally became an American citizen years after retiring from military service.
Ghost Warrior sheds new light on a period that foreshadowed today’s geopolitics. As a U.S. Airborne Army Ranger and Special Forces Green Beret, Le Blanc had a hand in historic events, from Israel’s victory in the 1967 Six Day War to the Soviet Union’s failing grasp on Afghanistan in 1983. He completed 16 major missions and many operations in South and North Vietnam, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, Germany, Grenada, Italy, Lebanon, and along the Pacific Shelf. Of 3 missions LeBlanc sustained near-fatal injuries, and on two missions he was the lone survivor.
Free of charge, with donations welcomed.
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