Dale Dye

A U.S. Marine captain in the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000189" title="Vietnam War (1955-1975)" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/wars-interventions/vietnam-war-%281955-1975%29-EVHST000189.topic">Vietnam War</a>, the soldier parlayed his combat expertise into the role of military advisor on award-winning projects as "Platoon,"  "Band of Brothers" and "Saving Private Ryan." In addition to acting roles, most recently on TNT's "Falling Skies," he also is a writer – he just penned the graphic novel "Code Word: Geronimo," based on the capture of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB20372037" title="Osama bin Laden" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/terrorism/osama-bin-laden-PECLB20372037.topic">Osama bin Laden</a>.

( Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times / September 9, 2004 )

A U.S. Marine captain in the Vietnam War, the soldier parlayed his combat expertise into the role of military advisor on award-winning projects as "Platoon," "Band of Brothers" and "Saving Private Ryan." In addition to acting roles, most recently on TNT's "Falling Skies," he also is a writer – he just penned the graphic novel "Code Word: Geronimo," based on the capture of Osama bin Laden.

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