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Tom Sileo is a Contributing Senior Editor at The Stream. He is an author and award-winning journalist who spent more than eight years working in local and national newsrooms. 

Tom’s latest book, THREE WISE MEN: A Navy SEAL, a Green Beret and How their Marine Brother Became a War’s Sole Survivor, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2021. THREE WISE MEN, which Tom wrote with U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran Beau Wise, received a starred review from Kirkus and has been featured by Fox News, NBC’s TODAY Show, ABC News, C-SPAN, the New York Post and the Marine Corps Times.

In 2017Tom co-authored 8 SECONDS OF COURAGE: A Soldier’s Story from Immigrant to the Medal of Honor (Simon & Schuster) with wounded U.S. Army combat veteran Flo Groberg. He also co-wrote FIRE IN MY EYES: An American Warrior’s Journey from Being Blinded on the Battlefield to Gold Medal Victory (Hachette, 2016) with wounded U.S. Navy combat veteran Brad Snyder and BROTHERS FOREVER: The Enduring Bond Between a Marine and a Navy SEAL that Transcended Their Ultimate Sacrifice (Hachette, 2014) with retired U.S. Marine Col. Tom Manion.

Tom’s first solo effort will be published by retired U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North’s Fidelis Publishing on November 11, 2022. BE BOLD: How a Marine Corps Hero Broke Barriers for Women at War will tell the remarkable true story of Maj. Megan McClung, the highest-ranking female Marine killed in the Iraq war and the first female U.S. Naval Academy graduate in American history to lose her life in combat.

In 2016, Tom received the General Oliver P. Smith Award from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation for an article he wrote for The Stream. Between 2010 and 2012, Tom received three consecutive blogging awards for his website, The Unknown Soldiers. In 2010, he was awarded a Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship by The Fund for American Studies.

Tom lives in Florida. He can be followed on TwitterFacebook and Amazon.

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