Tom Sileo is an author and award-winning journalist who spent more than eight years working in local and national newsrooms. He is a regular contributor to The Stream.
In addition to Brothers Forever, Tom is co-author of Fire in My Eyes, which will be released on Aug. 9, 2016. The book tells the incredible true story of U.S. Navy LT Brad Snyder, who was blinded on the battlefield in Afghanistan before winning a gold medal in swimming one year later at the Paralympic Games in London.
Previously, Tom wrote a weekly, nationally syndicated newspaper column about the heroism of U.S. troops, veterans and their families. Before his independent writing career, Tom worked at CNN, Tribune, WSPA-TV and WTVM-TV. In 2010, he was awarded a Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship by The Fund for American Studies. Tom and his family live in Florida.
|Col. Tom Manion is the father of 1st Lt. Travis Manion. He started his career in the Marine Corps – retiring after 30 years as a Colonel. In 1985, he earned an MS in Systems Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School. Besides his military career, Tom joined Johnson & Johnson in 1990 and through the years has held various leadership roles building a reputation for delivering results.
Tom has worked within the community and around the country to galvanize people around him, inspiring them to convey a sense of sacrifice and public service in all they do. Tom’s late wife, founder and visionary of the Travis Manion Foundation, Janet Manion, passed away April 24, 2012, devoting every day to putting service above self.