Larry Heinemann

USA flag (b.1944)

Larry Heinemann is an American novelist born and raised in Chicago. His body of work--three novels and a memoir--is primarily concerned with the Vietnam War. Heinemann served a combat tour as a conscripted draftee in Viet Nam from 1967 to 1968 with the 25th Infantry Division, and has described himself as the most ordinary of soldiers.
Non fiction
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (1987) : Paco's Story