Among other exploits, he was instrumental in the November 1963 coup against Ngô Đình Diệm that resulted in Diệm's assassination, having served as Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.'s liaison officer with the coup plotters and delivering $42,000 of the known cash disbursements. He later ran secret operations for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) before retiring in 1984.
Conein married Elyette B. Conein in 1957. They had seven children. 
- Military.com profile for Conein
- Interview with Lucien Conein, 1981 WGBH Media Library & Archives
- Spartacus Biography for Conein and photos
- Lucien E. Conein profile at Arlington National Cemetery's website
|This biographical article related to the United States Army is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|