Summary: novelist and journalist whose 1976 book Friendly Fire, about the accidental death of a soldier in Vietnam, the anguish of his family, and their rage at the U.S. Army and the federal government, became one of the most memorable works of reportage on the Vietnam War, in which it was made into a 1979 TV movie starring Carol Burnett.
Cause of Death: Cancer
Born: April 22, 1936
Died: December 15, 2009
Location: Guilford, Connecticut