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Dan Sheehan

  • Award Winning Author, Marine Aviator, Stay At Home Dad
  • San Diego, California   
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Contact me for: Public Speaking, Veterans Affairs

Dan Sheehan served twelve years in the Marine Corps. He flew helicopter gunships during the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003 and returned for a second tour with Marine Corps Special Operations Command, Detachment One in 2004. His personal decorations include the Bronze Star and two Individual Action Air Medals for actions taken in combat. After leaving active duty, Dan sought to put his combat tours behind him and move on with his life. But, like many before him, he found that impossible to do.
Dan turned to writing as a means to understand how his experiences in Iraq had affected him. His award-winning first book, After Action: The True Story of a Cobra Pilot’s Journey, gives a firsthand account of the life-changing decisions warriors must make in the heat of battle. Published through CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing, After Action exposes the burdens many veterans carry and offers a means for these warriors to process them without the stigma of weakness.
Dan is currently working on a second book addressing the challenges returning veterans face. Drawing on his own experiences, and the work of scholars and mental health professionals, this book will identify how modern warriors are ill-prepared for the challenges of returning home and offer pragmatic suggestions for how individual veterans can overcome these shortfalls themselves.
When he’s not writing, Dan can usually be found spearfishing, surfing, or flying helicopters in southern California where he lives with his wife, two children, and a pit bull named Kitty.

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