Florida Author Wins Military Writers Society of America 2009 Book Award

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Florida 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 won the Military Writers Society of America's (MWSA) 2009 Book Award Silver Medal 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 won the Silver Medal in the Military Writers Society of America's (MWSA) 2009 Book Awards in the Best Nonfiction Book category.

Winners were announced Sep. 12, 2009 on http://www.veteransradio.net. 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 win is a personal honor, but more importantly, he believes it "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 buffs alike.

It is available through most major bookstores, online booksellers or direct from 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.

About the Author
As a retired military officer with 26 years of service, the majority of those with U.S. Army Special Forces, Ray was commissioned in 2005 by the Project Delta members to write their story. It will particularly appeal to Vietnam veterans and the Special Ops military community. The book's Foreword was written by General (Ret.) Henry Hugh Shelton, former 14th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Hellgate Press, located in Ashland, Ore., has published military history, veteran memoir and travel adventure books since 1995.

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

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