Mother Distressed by "Jarhead" Movie

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The mother of a Greenville Marine has a problem with the book "Jarhead."

It has to do with the bestseller's portrayal of her son, Lance Corporal Troy Collier.

There's no one by that name in the movie version that opens Friday.

He was a major figure in the book who apparently became part of a composite character in the film.

Collier is credited in the book with preventing author Anthony Swofford from committing suicide. They fought side by side in the war.

Collier was 22 when he died in a car accident about two months after returning home.

A passage in the book implies that Collier was an atheist.

Diantha Eldridge says her son believed in God and willingly attended church.

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