Lewis Puller Jr.

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Birthday
18, 1945
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
May 11, 1994 (48)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
18, 1945
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
May 11, 1994 (48)

About

Vietnam War veteran who served in the Marines, whose autobiography won the Pulitzer Prize in 1991.

Before Fame

He lost both of his legs in an explosion in Vietnam and subsequently received the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, the Navy Commendation Medal, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.

Trivia

He ran for a congressional seat in Virginia, but lost in a landslide to the Republican incumbent.

Family Life

He had two children with his wife, Linda.

Associated With

He got the title for his autobiography, Fortunate Son, from a John Fogerty song of the same name.