U.S.Marine; biologist; university professor. Born– Nov. 4, 1923, Mobile, Ala. Education– attended Marion Military Institute and Georgia Institute of Technology; Auburn University, B.S., 1949, M.S., 1955; University of Florida, Ph.D., 1960.  Volunteered for the U.S. Marine Corps, 1942; served in the Pacific with the 1st Marine Division.  Discharged with the rank of Corporal, 1946.  Research assistant at Auburn University, 1953-1955 and at University of Florida 1956-1959; with Division of Plant Industries for Florida State Department of Agriculture, 1959-62; professor of biology at the University of Montevallo, 1962-1990. His book With the Old Breed was used for the Ken Burns series on World War II and for the HBO series The Pacific. Died March 3, 2001.


With the Old Breed.


China Marine: An Infantryman’s Life after World War II.  University of Alabama Press, 2002; rept. Oxford University Press, 2003.

With the Old Breed, at Peleliu and Okinawa. Novato, Calif.; Presidio Press, 1981.