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Anthony Swofford

Anthony Swofford, born 12 August 1970 in Fairfield, California, is the author of the book Jarhead, published in 2003. He was a lance corporal while serving as a spotter with the STA (Surveillance and Target Acquisition) Platoon of 2nd Battalion 7th Marines. His book is based on his accounts of various situations encountered in the first Gulf War. This memoir was made into a movie in 2005.

After the war, Swafford attended the American River College, a community college in Sacramento, received a Bachelor's degree in English from UC Davis, and earned a a Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He then served as an English professor at Lewis and Clark College and St. Mary's College of California until he sold the film rights to Jarhead. Swofford's fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New York Times, Harper's, Men's Journal, The Iowa Review, and other publications. He is a Michener-Copernicus Fellowship recipient and lives in New York City. His first novel, "Exit A", came out in January 2007.
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