J.H. Brown is a graduate of West Virginia University. He served a year in Vietnam (1969-70) as an Army enlisted man in the Americal Division. After he retired from a career in public relations, he began writing Augie's War. Mr. Brown is also a newspaper wine and food columnist for the Charleston (WV) Gazette-Mail and for a statewide business weekly - The State Journal. He lives with his wife in Charleston, West Virginia.