Saigon to Pleiku

A Counterintelligence Agent in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, 1962‒1963

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About the Book

Stationed at the U.S. Army’s counterintelligence headquarters in Saigon, David Noble was sent north to launch the first covert intelligence-gathering operation in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. Living among the Montagnard—the region’s indigenous tribal people, deemed critical to winning the war—Noble documented their training, as American Green Berets taught them to use rifles rather than crossbows and spears, while confronting his own challenges in the field.

Part memoir, part photojournal, his compelling narrative throws light on a little-known corner of the Vietnam War in its early years—before the Tonkin Gulf Resolution and the deployment of combat units—and traces his transformation from novice intelligence agent and believer in the war to political dissenter and active protester.

About the Author(s)

David Grant Noble is a writer and photographer living in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Bibliographic Details

David Grant Noble
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 50 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8373-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4149-2
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “David Noble’s Vietnam memoir, including excerpts from letters written home and personal photographs, form an insightful and valuable addition to Vietnam War literature prior to the American build up.”—Alexander S. Cochran, Vietnam Historian