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This is a biography of Marc Phillip Yablonka, the author of Tears Across the Mekong.  The book is available.

Marc Phillip Yablonka is a military journalist whose reportage has appeared in the U.S. Military’s Stars and Stripes, Army Times, Air Force Times, American Veteran, Vietnam magazine, Airways, Military Heritage, Soldier of Fortune and many other publications.
Between 2001 and 2008, Marc served as a Public Affairs Officer, rank of Chief Warrant Officer-2, 40th Infantry Division Support Brigade, California State Military Reserve, at the Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, California.
During that time, he wrote articles and took photographs in support of soldiers who were mobilizing for and demobilizing from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
His work was published in Soldiers, official magazine of the United States Army, Grizzly, magazine of the California National Guard, the Blade, magazine of the 63rd Regional Readiness Command-U.S. Army Reserves, Hawaii Army Weekly, newspaper of the 25th Infantry Division, and Army, magazine of the Association of the U.S. Army.
Marc’s decorations include the California National Guard Medal of Merit, California National Guard Service Ribbon, and California National Guard Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf.

He also served two tours of duty with the Sar El Unit of the Israeli Defense Forces and holds the Master of Professional Writing degree earned from the University of Southern California.

Distant War: Recollections of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia (published by Navigator Books) was Marc’s first book. His second book, Tears Across the Mekong (published by Figueroa Press), is about the Secret War in Laos. The book is available through amazon.com:


You can learn more about Marc and his work by visiting his web site: www.marcpyablonka.com


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  1. Thank you for this kind review, Snyu! If readers of the Hmong Globe want to receive a signed copy of “Tears Across the Mekong” from me, please e-mail me at marc.yablonka@sbcglobal.net and I’ll let you know how that can be done. Thank you once again, Marc

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