Philip Caputo Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Philip Caputo

Last Updated: 05 Jun, 2023 | Views: 193

Age: 82

Profession: Author

Other Profession(s): Journalist

Famous For: Author, Known For Memoirs And Fiction

Higher Education: Loyola University Chicago (B.A)

Philip Caputo Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
10 Jun, 1941 (82 Years 05 Months 25 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Birth District
Birth Sign

Philip Caputo Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Philip Caputo is a novelist and journalist from the United States. His best-selling memoir on his experiences in the Vietnam War, A Rumor of War (1977), is what made him most famous. 16 volumes total, including two autobiographies, five works of general nonfiction, and eight novels, have been written by Caputo. His most recent book, "Hunter's Moon," was released by Henry Holt in 2019. He graduated with a B.A. in English in 1964 after attending Loyola University Chicago and Fenwick High School. Caputo worked as an infantry lieutenant (platoon leader) in the US Marine Corps in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) from 1965 to 1966.

In 1968: Caputo started a career in journalism by joining the Chicago Tribune staff following his three years of service in the Corps.
In 1973: Caputo was a member of the writing team that earned the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of Chicago election fraud.
In 1975: His work covered the fall of Saigon and the Soviet Union, as well as the Middle East.
In 1975: During the Battle of the Hotels in Lebanon, a militiaman with an AK-47 shot him in the ankle.
In 1977: A Rumor of War, Philip Caputo's autobiography of the Vietnam War, has been published into 15 other languages.

Achievements and Awards:
In 1973: He was honored with the Overseas Press Club Award.
In 1977: Caputo got the Sidney Hillman Foundation Award.
In 2006: Caputo was awarded the Connecticut Book Award.

Unknown Facts:
Following graduation in 1964, he spent three years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including 16 months in Vietnam.
He has written scripts for Paramount Pictures and Michael Douglas Productions, among other companies. On the Charlie Rose Show and the Today Show, Caputo has appeared as a guest.

Philip Caputo Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 184 cm
In Meters 1.84 m
In feet Inches 6'1"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 70 Kg
In Pounds 154 lbs
Eye Color
Hair Color
Black & White

Philip Caputo Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Bruce Caputo
Mother's Name
Mary Martuscello
Leslie Blanchard Ware, Marcelle Lynn Besse, Jill Esther Ongemach
Stephen Jr., Joseph, Michae, James
Margaret Mary, Marie, Celine
Marc Antony Caputo, Geoffrey Jacob Caputo

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