Franklin Cox

"Lullabies for Lieutenants" was just named the Grand Prize Winner of the prestigious 2014 StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest. My co-writer David Carren and I are thrilled. There were 960 entries and the judges selected ours as the very best.


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Franklin Cox was raised in Atlanta and graduated from the Marist School. He received an English Literature degree (Cum Laude) from Saint Bernard College in 1963. After a stint as a reporter with the Atlanta Journal he attended Emory University Law School for a year.

He then gained a commission in the United States Marine Corps and served as an Artillery Forward Observer in Vietnam. His dramatic experiences with his fellow Marines in combat led him to write "Lullabies for Lieutenants: Memoir of a Marine Forward Observer in Vietnam 1965-1966."

"Lullabies for Lieutenants" was awarded the 2011 Silver Medal for Non-Fiction Memoir by the Military Writers Society of America.

After his service in the Marine Corps he joined Wall Street and was a top-producing stockbroker for over twenty-five years with Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns. A few years ago he left the securities industry to devote his full time to writing. He is in the process of writing a book about all the Wall Street exploits he was a part of and saw.

The History Press released his second book, "Marist Football: Inside the War Eagle Tradition," September 25, 2012.

He was named to the Short List of Finalists in the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society's 2010, 2012, and 2013 Literary Competitions.

His son Franklin V. Cox III is the President of Pecan Productions Studios, a multimedia company in Atlanta. His daughter Carolina Cox Medlin lives in Destin, Florida with her husband Michael, Carver, 3 years old, and infant daughter Eloise.

Mirroring the chaotic nature of the U.S. Marine experience at war in Vietnam, this memoir recounts the experiences of a young Marine Corps officer.