Tampa Author Nominated for Military Writers Society of America 2009 Book Award

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Tampa, Fla. resident Raymond C. Morris' non-fiction book, THE ETHER ZONE, U.S. Army Special Forces Detachment B-52, Project Delta (Hellgate Press, $24.95), has been nominated for the Military Writers Society of America's 2009 Book Award in the Best Nonfiction Book category. The MWSA is an association of more than 800 authors, poets, and artists, drawn together by the common bond of military service. Most members are active duty military, retirees, or military veterans. It is based in Bridgeville, Penn.

Raymond C. Morris' non-fiction book, "The Ether Zone: U.S. Army Special Forces Detachment B-52, Project Delta" (Hellgate Press, $24.95) has been nominated for the Military Writers Society of America's 2009 Book Award in the Best Nonfiction Book category.

Nominees for the Military Society of America Book Awards for 2009 were announced by MWSA President Joyce Faulkner on 29 August 2009 on http://www.veteransradio.net. The winners in each category will be announced at 9am EST on September 12. The MWSA, is an association of more than eight-hundred authors, poets, and artists, drawn together by the common bond of military service. Most members are active duty military, retirees, or military veterans. It is based in Bridgeville, Penn. (http://www.militarywriters.com).

Morris says his nomination is a personal honor, but more importantly, believes the nomination "honors all Vietnam vets, particularly those who shared their compelling stories."

"The Ether Zone" (ISBN: 978-1-55571-662-2, paperback, 392 pages, $24.95) is attracting national interest from veterans and military history readers. Available through most major bookstores, online booksellers or direct from the publisher, Hellgate Press (http://www.hellgatepress.com).

About the Book
Project Delta and its clandestine special reconnaissance operations proved to be one of the most successful Special Operations units of the Vietnam War, yet few Americans have ever heard of them, or know that this unit's operational model was precursor for the renowned Delta Force. This small unit, comprised of less than 100 U.S. Army Special Forces men, amassed a record for bravery second to none. Now, for the first time, the Project Delta "Quiet Professionals" finally share their story.

Highly trained as experts in special reconnaissance techniques and procedures, the covert Project Delta missions were accomplished through recon team insertions into enemy territory. The primary sources of intelligence collection for Project Delta, these tough and tenacious men recount numerous hair-raising adventures.

As a retired military officer with 26 years of service, the majority of those with U.S. Army Special Forces, Ray Morris was commissioned in 2005 by the Project Delta members to write their story. The book's foreword was written by retired U.S. Army Gen. Henry Hugh Shelton, former 14th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Hellgate Press publishes military history, veteran memoir and travel adventure. It is located in Ashland, Ore.

Contact:
Harley B. Patrick
Hellgate Press
(541) 973-5154
http://www.hellgatepress.com

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