Michael Herr

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Birthday
13, 1940
Birthplace
Syracuse, NY
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
13, 1940 (age 79)
Birthplace
Syracuse, NY

About

An author and one-time war correspondent, he is best known for his 1977 memoir, Dispatches, which details his time as a Vietnam War reporter for Esquire magazine. His other published works include The Big Room: Forty-Eight Portraits from the Golden Age (1987) and Walter Winchell: A Novel (1990).

Before Fame

Early in his career, he wrote a feature on rock musician Ted Nugent for Crawdaddy magazine.

Trivia

He and Stanley Kubrick co-wrote the Full Metal Jacket screenplay.

Family Life

He was born in Syracuse, New York. He married Valerie Herr.

Associated With

Both he and cartoonist Sam Gross have been affiliated with Esquire magazine.

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