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"Matterhorn" wins Colby Award

Matterhorn Karl Marlantes' epic novel of Vietnam Matterhorn has received the 2011 William E. Colby Award, which recognizes a first work of fiction or nonfiction that makes a significant contribution to the public understanding of intelligence operations, military history or international affairs.

Marlantas received the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals for valor, two Purple Hearts and 10 air medals for his service in Vietnam, from which he draws in Matterhorn, which is set in 1969 and follows a rifle platoon stationed at the Laos border. He's also a Yale grad and Rhodes Scholar.

The prize is $5,000 and will be awarded to Marlantes in October.



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Steve A.

Apparently the judges didn't read my latest work, "Major Major Major Megalodon."

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