About the Authors

Captain Shannon P. Meehan was a leader of a tank platoon for the storied 1st Cavalry Division of the U.S. Army. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute with distinction, having also studied at Oxford University, and earned the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and an Army Commendation for Valor in Combat, as well as other military honors while serving in Iraq. 

Meehan was seriously injured in an IED strike in Baqubah city, and suffered Traumatic Brain Injury as well as other physical injuries.

Now medically retired from service, Shannon has earned a Master of Arts in Education from Villanova University and has become an advocate for veterans, particularly those suffering from traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder – injuries specific to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Dr. Roger Thompson is Associate Professor of English and Fine Arts at Stony Brook University. He is an award-winning nonfiction writer and has published both academic and non-academic work in a variety of journals.

Meehan and Thompson have both continued to write and publish independently, and they are currently teaming up as co-authors for a second book.

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