Born: 1932 month? day? in Long Island, New York, United States

Died: 1977 month? day? in ?

Biography: Douglas Rosa began his career as a freelance artist at age 19. He is perhaps best known for his depictions of the Viet Nam War where he was among several artists given temporary commissions by the Marine Corps fine arts program to spend seven weeks sketching battlefield scenes. His most famous work portrays the beloved U.S. Marine Corps chaplain and Catholic priest Lt. Vincent Robert Capodanno (1929-1967) on a Viet Nam battlefield.
He produced several paperback cover for Avon Books.

Notes: His signature is frequently misread as "Doug Roea". Martin O'Hearn and Jake Oster have found examples where a credited artist, Doug Rosa, used that signature and art style."


    Doug Rosa Type: Common Alternative Name

Other Names:

  1. William Douglas Rosa Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: William Douglas Family name: Rosa


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