W. E. B. Griffin was born November 10 1929 and was a writer renowned for his detective and military novels. He also wrote under many pseudonyms. He was raised in New York and also lived in Philadelphia. Griffin still writes today with his latest novel Victory and Honour being released this year. This article is a biography of W.E.B. Griffin.
Griffin joined the army in 1949 and described his military career as wholly undistinguished. He served in Germany as a constable earning him the medal of Occupation.
After leaving the army, Griffin enrolled at college only to be called back into service for the Korean War as a news correspondent. After the war, he continued in the military as a civilian working in public relations.
His writing career began around this time and after his first three novels found an audience, Griffin was able to leave his job and write full-time. His use of military jargon and knowledge of the system allows him to write with authority and often has his characters battling the system in order to achieve their goals.