Currently alive, at 51 years of age.
1970 – Anthony Swofford, born on the 12th of August in Fairfield, California. He was a lance corporal while serving as a spotter with the STA (Surveillance and Target Acquisition) Platoon of 2nd Battalion 7th Marines.
2003 – Published the book Jarhead.
2005 – His book is based on his accounts of various situations encountered in the first Gulf War. This memoir was made into a movie.
2007 – His first novel, "Exit A", came out in January.