Robin Moore (82) Died

Robert Lowell “Robin” Moore, Jr.
(October 31, 1925 – February 21, 2008)

an American writer who is most known for his books

  • The Green Berets
  • The French Connection
    A True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy
  • The Happy Hooker: My Own Story
    (
    with Xaviera Hollander and Yvonne Dunleavy)

Moore also co-authored the lyrics for the “Ballad of the Green Berets”, which was one of the major hit songs of 1966. The song was also featured in the 1968 film The Green Berets based on Moore’s book which starred John Wayne. A new edition of The Green Berets was published in April 2007 and his last book, Wars of the Green Berets, co-authored with Col. Mike ‘Doc’ Lennon, was released in June 2007.

At the time of his death, Moore was residing in Hopkinsville, Kentucky (home to Fort Campbell and the 5th Special Forces Group) where he was working on his memoirs as well as three other books.

#Repost @greenberetfoundation ・・・ On this date in U.S. Army SF history…….21 Feb. 2008, Robin Moore died. Robert Lowell "Robin" Moore, Jr. was an American writer who is most known for his books The Green Berets, The French Connection: A True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy and, with Xaviera Hollander and Yvonne Dunleavy, The Happy Hooker: My Own Story. Moore also co-authored the lyrics for the "Ballad of the Green Berets", which was one of the major hit songs of 1966. The song was also featured in the 1968 film The Green Berets based on Moore's book which starred John Wayne. A new edition of The Green Berets was published in April 2007 and his last book, Wars of the Green Berets, co-authored with Col. Mike 'Doc' Lennon, was released in June 2007. At the time of his death, Moore was residing in Hopkinsville, Kentucky (home to Fort Campbell and the 5th Special Forces Group) where he was working on his memoirs as well as three other books. Thanks to connections with Harvard classmate Robert F. Kennedy, Moore was allowed access to the U.S. Army Special Forces to write about this elite unit of the United States Army. It was General William P. Yarborough who insisted that Moore go through special forces training in order to better understand "what makes Special Forces soldiers 'special'." He trained for nearly a year, first at "jump school" for airborne training before completing the Special Forces Qualification Course or "Q Course", becoming the first civilian to participate in such an intensive program. Afterward, Moore was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group on deployment to Vietnam. His experiences in-country formed the basis for The Green Berets, a bestseller that helped secure him international acclaim (see United States Army Special Forces in popular culture). (Borrowed from SFA Chapter LX) #SpecialForces #GreenBerets #DeOppressoLiber #QuietProfessionals #DOL

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