Wayne Karlin

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Birthday
13, 1945
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
13, 1945 (age 74)
Birthplace
California

About

Known for his historically-themed essays and short stories, he also earned accolades for such novels as Prisoners, Love After War, and The Wished-For Country. Also an editor, he worked on a Curbstone Press anthology titled Voices from Viet Nam.

Before Fame

He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, earning such military decorations as the Air Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.

Trivia

After graduating from Jerusalem's American College and from Vermont's Goddard College, he taught for many decades at the College of Southern Maryland.

Family Life

His marriage to Ohnmar Thein Karlin resulted in a son named Adam.

Associated With

He and fellow writer Homer Hickam both served in the Vietnam War.