Perry Deane Young

Perry Deane Young

Author: Perry Deane Young

Profile: Perry Deane Young was born in Woodfin, near Asheville, North Carolina in the U.S. and died of cancer at the age of 77 years at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He completed his education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Out of his 13 siblings, he was the youngest.

Perry Deane Young was an author, historian, writer, journalist, playwright, professional gardener and historian. He has authored, Two of the Missing related to two fellow journalists Dana Stone and Sean Flynn, who were lost and couldn’t be found during the Vietnam War besides which their fates were never known. Perry is also the co-author of a biography of David Kopay, a professional football player during the 1970s who in 1975 declared that he was gay.

Perry worked for many newspapers including the Chapel Hill Weekly, the Raleigh News & Observer and the Durham Morning Herald. The N.C. General Assembly for UPI was covered by him in 1963, besides which in 1064 he worked a spart of Richardson Preyer’s unsuccessful guber-national campaign and in 1966 joined the Army Reserves. In 1967 he joined work at United Press International. In 1968 he undertook an assignment in Vietnam with the UPI. Tet Offensive was his first story, in which while covering the war, he stayed with fellow room-mates journalists, Nik Wheeler, Sean Flynn and Tim Page

Writing style: Perry Deane Young’s genre is Non-Fiction.

Published Texts:


1975 – Two of the Missing: Remembering Sean Flynn and Dana Stone

2005 – Hanged by a Dream

2001 – The David Kopay Story

1998 – The Untold Story of Frankie Silver

1994 – Lesbians and Gays and Sports

1986 – A Killing Cure

1982 – God’s Bullies: Native Reflections on Preachers and Politics


2001 – Frankie

2004 – Mountain of Hope

2009 – Home Again


Awards and Acknowledgements:

After his father’s death in 1958, Perry in 1959 earned a scholarship to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after which he completed his graduation in 1994.