Inspiration for 'No Easy Day' author is reissued

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 28 at 12:06 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A publishing house is reissuing a Navy SEAL novel set in Vietnam that helped inspire author Mark Owen of the best-selling "No Easy Day."

St. Martin's Press announced Friday that a new edition of "Men in Green Faces," by former SEAL Gene Wentz and B. Abell Jurus, will come out in November. The book, based on Wentz's experiences in Vietnam, was first released in 1992.

"No Easy Day" is a firsthand account of the SEAL mission in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden last year. Owen is a pseudonym for former SEAL Mark Bissonnette. He praises "Men in Green Faces" as a page-turner that made him wonder if he "could measure up."

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