The author of "The French Connection" and "The Green Berets" and has died at a western Kentucky hospital.
Robert L. Moore Jr. was 82. Moore wrote under the name Robin Moore. "The Green Berets" was published in 1965 and "The French Connection" was published in 1969.
Moore moved to Hopkinsville in 2005. The small town in southwestern Kentucky borders Fort Campbell, which is home to a unit of Army Special Forces soldiers who are known by the Green Berets nickname.
Dennis Monroe with Lamb Funeral Home said Moore died Thursday at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville after a long illness. The Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg issued a statement praising Moore.