Charlie Wilson's War Characters

George Crile III
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Charlie Wilson

As a boy, Charlie Wilson listened to radio reports in Trinity, Texas, of Churchill in World War II. He feels the excitement and honor in military service. This draws him to serve his country, which he does, in the navy, for several years. Soon, however, he makes a move into politics, which serves better to support his playboy lifestyle. He takes trips to exotic places, often with a beautiful woman in tow. Amazingly, he often passes the bill on to the government. This lifestyle proves detrimental to Wilson on several occasions. First, he faces federal drug charges for an incident in a hot tub in Las Vegas. Also, he sees scandal for his indiscriminate spending, meant to impression his newest lady. Finally, his heavy drinking brings him down physically, with a very weak heart. However, in the course of this story, he dodges all of these problems...

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