Former foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for his coverage of the Vietnam War.
He served for two years aboard a submarine rescue vessel in the US Navy.
He personally returned the body of his colleague, Joel Alex Morris Jr., who was killed while covering the Iranian Revolution, to his family.
He was married three times.
He covered the 1964 Presidential campaign for Newsweek, which was won by President Lyndon B. Johnson.