Nebraska Authors

John Koopman

The author followed the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine regiment into Kuwait on Feb 16 2003 and ended on April 20 with a cruise through Baghdad, which had then fallen. They were the same men who toppled the statue of Saddam Hussein.They gave him a callsign "the paperboy". He wrote of his experience in the his book McCoy's Marines: Darkside to Baghdad.

Places Lived

Columbus, NE
Lincoln, NE
Omaha, NE
Howells, NE
San Francisco, CA

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


Journalism; reporter; military; combat


Degree in Journalism, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1984
Howells High School, 1976


US Marine

Places Worked

Palm Beach Post
Omaha World Herald
San Fransisco Chronicle


McCoys Marines: Darkside to Baghdad. 2005.

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