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  • Michael Herr, author of the Vietnam-era 'Dispatches,' dies 
    Updated: Jun-24-16 8:42 pm

    NEW YORK - Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died Thursday after a long illness. He was 76.