Behind the scenes of the Cold War, secret plans were carried out by members of the United States military.
Collecting information was the mission of an Army Security Agency team that was sent to Vietnam in May 1961.
The soldiers had manilla envelopes that contained their medical records, which said, “If injured or killed in combat, report as training accident in the Philippines,” according to a release from the Cold War Museum.
Gary Blackburn and Lonnie Long will be sharing more details at Old Bust Head Brewing Company, 7134 Farm Station Road in Warrenton, on October 20.
Blackburn is a former member of the U.S. Air Force Security Service and Long used to serve in the U.S. Army Security Agency. They are co-authors of By Order of the President: The Army Security Agency’s Secret War in Vietnam 1961-1973.
Old Bust Head Brewing Company and the Cold War Museum will host the presentation, which begins at 2 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased on eventbrite for $35. They will cost $45 at the door.
Community members who aren’t able to attend can buy a ticket online and receive a link to a video of the event by emailing Executive Director Jason Hall at email@example.com.