A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam Character Descriptions

Neil Sheehan
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John Paul Vann

This character was a career Army man who fought in two wars, later taking a position at the Pentagon to work in logistics.

Myrtle Lee Vann

This character was raised in Norfolk, Virginia, where her mother ran a boarding house during World War I. After the war, this character was involved in a number of affairs, marrying multiple times and spending lavish amounts of money on selfish pursuits.

Aaron Frank Vann

While not biologically related, this character was the closest thing to a father the book's protagonist ever had.

Mary Jane Vann

This character was born to a middle class family and despite the objections of family, married the book's main character in October, 1944. The marriage lasted until 1972, when this character finally filed for a divorce.

Garland Hopkins

This character was a Methodist minister at a church in Norfolk, Virginia, and later became the main...

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