Ward Just

writer

An acclaimed novelist and short story writer, Ward Just began his career as a reporter, first for the Waukegan News-Sun, then Newsweek and later The Washington Post. As the Vietnam correspondent for The Washington Post, Just earned a reputation for fearlessness, venturing far into the field to report the war firsthand. Badly wounded during one of these missions, Just refused to be airlifted out until all the enlisted men who had been similarly wounded were taken to safety. This incident is portrayed in Michael Herr's book, Dispatches and in Just's own critically acclaimed memoir of the Vietnam War, To What End.

An acclaimed novelist and short story writer, Ward Just began his career as a reporter, first for the Waukegan News-Sun, then Newsweek and later The Washington Post. As the Vietnam correspondent for The Washington Post, Just earned a reputation for fearlessness, venturing far into the field to report the war firsthand. Badly wounded during one of these missions, Just refused to be airlifted out until all the enlisted men who had been similarly wounded were taken to safety. This incident is portrayed in Michael Herr's book, Dispatches and in Just's own critically acclaimed memoir of the Vietnam War, To What End.


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