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Military historian and Pulitzer-nominated author Richard Lowry has passed away

Richard Lowry (Courtesy of Vickye Lowry)
November 29, 2017

Veteran and author Richard Lowry has passed away, American Military News learned this week.

Lowry penned an Op-Ed for American Military News in 2016 titled “General James N. Mattis – A Marine for the history books.”

He was an internationally recognized military historian and author.

Richard Lowry (Courtesy of Vickye Lowry)

Notably, Lowry was nominated for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in History for one of his non-fiction books, “New Dawn: The Battles for Fallujah.”

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Lowry dedicated himself to telling the stories of America’s sons and daughters at war in the Middle East, and he established himself as an expert on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He was a distinguished historian and a captivating writer.

He was a member of the U.S. Navy Submarine Service and served on the USS Ulysses S. Grant during the Vietnam War.

Lowry was dedicated to honoring his colleagues and service members who have served to protect the country and our freedoms, his wife, Vickye Lowry, told American Military news this week.

Lowry’s books include “The Gulf War Chronicles,” “Marines in the Garden of Eden,” “New Dawn: The battles for Fallujah” and “Code Name: Scarlet,” and they are available online and in select retainers.