San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 08, 2013
Dan Sheehan served two combat tours as a Marine officer in Iraq; the first as an attack helicopter commander in 2003 and the second with a special operations unit in 2004. He returned from Iraq physically whole but fundamentally changed by his experiences. Dan’s book, "After Action," chronicles his combat experiences and explains how they affected him during, and after, the war in Iraq.
After more than a decade of war, America’s warriors are facing a new challenge -- how to adjust to life after combat. Many veterans try to ignore how emotions created by combat intrude on their post-combat lives. Dan Sheehan’s writing, both in his book and at his blog http://www.dansheehanauthor.com, shows how veterans can face the emotional after-affects of war without compromising their warrior identity. With less than 1% of the population in uniform, service-members' sacrifices are difficult for American society to comprehend. This lack of understanding exacerbates the adjustment issues veterans face when they re-enter society. "After Action" bridges this gap by explaining the human costs of war on those who participate in it.
With over forty 5-Star customer reviews on Amazon, "After Action" has received positive ratings from veterans and non-veterans alike. A recent "starred review" by Publishers Weekly Select Report adds professional literary prestige to this independently published book.
On October 16th, 2013, Dan Sheehan will be featured on WHYY Philadelphia’s "Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane" from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern. The interview will be broadcast on 90.9 FM in the Delaware Valley and also on the Sirius - XM channel NPR Now 122, weekdays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern. Listeners are encouraged to call in with questions or comments to 1-888-477-9499.
After twelve years in the Marines, Dan left active duty as a Major in 2008. His personal decorations include two individual-action Air Medals and the Bronze Star, all with combat distinguishing devices. He is working on a second book that will encourage veterans to view post-combat challenges as inevitable extensions of the battlefield, motivate them to face those challenges head on, and offer a guide for how to successfully navigate their own full return from combat.
He lives in southern California with his wife, two kids, and a pitbull named Kitty.