Pribbenow, Merle L. 1945-

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PRIBBENOW, Merle L. 1945-

PERSONAL: Born July 13, 1945, in Bremerton, WA; son of Merle (in the U.S. Navy) and Laurette (a homemaker; maiden name, Williams) Pribbenow; married April 1, 1973; wife's name, Anna (a homemaker); children: Merle J., Laura A. Education: University of Washington, Seattle, B.A., 1968. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, translating, jogging.

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, University Press of Kansas, 2501 West 15th St., Lawrence, KS 66049. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC, operations officer, 1968-95, including service in Vietnam, 1970-75; retired, 1995.

MEMBER: Association of Former Intelligence Officers, Central Intelligence Retirees Association.

AWARDS, HONORS: Central Intelligence Agency, Donovan Award, 1993, career intelligence medal, 1995.


(Translator) Victory in Vietnam: The Official History of the People's Army of Vietnam, University Press of Kansas (Lawrence, KS), 2002.

Contributor to periodicals, including Vietnam, Parameters, Military Review, and Journal of Military History.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on the 1975 "Spring Offensive" in South Vietnam and on Vietnamese air defenses.