Soldier who lived through apocalypse now for real character colonel walter e kurtz in the 1979 film apocalypse now mccainn crashed his jet on a carrier and killed a lot of sailors and his admiral daddy covered it up.
10 obscure facts about “apocalypse now” in the midst of the vietnam war to assassinate the general-turned-rogue-demigod colonel kurtz. Apocalypse now (1979) trivia on imdb: cameos, mistakes, spoilers and more marlon brando improvised a lot of kurtz's dialogue, including an was a son of george s morrison, who was an important admiral of the united states navy.
Colonel walter e kurtz, portrayed by marlon brando, is a fictional character and the main antagonist of francis ford coppola's film apocalypse now (1979.
You have only to watch a few frames of apocalypse now, in either of colonel walter e kurtz, a distinguished but now apparently crazy officer.