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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 23 August 1943New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameNelson Richard DeMille

Mini Bio (1)

Nelson DeMille was born Nelson Richard DeMille to Huron and Antonio DeMille on August 23, 1943 in New York City. Mr. DeMille served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1969 and earned the rank of First Lieutenant. Part of that time was served during the Vietnam War (in Quang Tri Provence, from November '67 to December '68). During his army career, Nelson was awarded with the Bronze Star, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and the Air Medal. In 1970, Nelson received a BA in Political Science and History from Hofstra University. He was also awarded the Estabrook Award from Hofstra. Mr. DeMille has written more than 10 best-selling novels; including "The Charm School", "The Cathedral", and "Up Country", another novel The General's Daughter (1999) was been made into a motion picture starring John Travolta. Nelson DeMille is married to Ginny DeMille and has two children, Lauren and Alexander.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: William Floyd <wfloyd36@sbcglobal.net>

Trivia (4)

His two children are named Lauren and Alexander
Found a letter on the body of a North Vietnamese soldier in the A Shau Callet in May 1968; which he turned over to the Vietnam Veterans of America. The VVA has a program that helps gather information on soldiers lost in the Vietnam war. As stated in his latest book "Up Country", Mr. DeMille hopes that a family in Vietnam has learned the fate of a missing son, husband, or brother because of the letter he sent back.
Is a member of MENSA
Wrote men's adventure stories under the pseudonym Jack Cannon.

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