Screenwriter widely recognized for his film, Midway, as well as the 1969 features Submarine X-1, The Thousand Plane Raid, and Mosquito Squadron.
He once enlisted in the US Navy, where he worked as a sonar soundman.
He was the CEO of a mining company called Stansbury, Inc.
He had three children: Jennifer, Daniel, and Michael.
NRA spokesman Charlton Heston acted in his most famous work, Midway.