|Charles Fenn, born in London, has lived and worked in many countries. After five years at sea, he emigrated to the U.S.A., landed a job in textiles and subsequently became an American citizen. |
As an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, he was assigned to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), and subsequently to the Air Ground Aid Services (AGAS), where he engaged in the rescue of downed pilots and liaison with prisoners of war. While pursuing this work in southern China, he received invaluable help in AGAS work from Ho Chi Minh. In connection with these various pursuits, Fenn was thrice decorated for services and valor.
Professionally, he is a writer of plays, novels, and some nonfiction. In 1973 Fenn wrote Ho Chi Minh, a short biography that was published in several countries and highly rated for its insight and accuracy.
Since 1973, Fenn has lived in Ireland with one of his daughters and her family. His son and other daughter live with their families in the U.S.A.