Summary: chief medical officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development during the Vietnam War who attained semi-legendary status in the war by working among the impoverished Hmong people in Laos while secretly fighting a Communist takeover of the country, which was chronicled in the 1999 memoir Tragedy In Paradise: A Country Doctor At War In Laos.
Cause of Death: Prostate cancer
Born: March 7, 1920
Died: November 22, 2002
Location: Chiang Rai, Thailand