|Birth: ||May 8, 1920|
|Death: ||May 25, 2003|
Author. A 1942 graduate of Harvard University, he served in the Coast Guard during World War II. He attained the rank of Lieutenant and served aboard the Coast Guard Cutter "USS Tampa". After the war, he wrote 15 novels, the most famous being "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit". It was made into an award winning film and translated into 26 languages. Other novels included "Summer Place" (also made into a film), "Ice Brothers", "Pacific Interlue", and "Voyage to Somewhere". Upon his death from alzheimers disease, he was cremated and scattered from his former ship. (bio by: Chuck Kearns)
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: scattered from CGC Tampa
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Originally Created by: Chuck Kearns
Record added: Jan 08, 2006
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Added: May. 25, 2014
Added: May. 8, 2014
Your civilian books are okay but the novels based on your Coast Guard service are timeless. "Ice Brothers" alone make you an American Classic and will stand long after anybody cares about gray flannel suits. Semper Fi Skipper!|
Added: Jan. 6, 2014
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