In late 2011, I was awarded the Purple Heart during my deployment to Afghanistan. When I returned, I began keeping a journal, hoping to find clarity amidst my jumbled thoughts. It has been something worsened I struggled with after my three traumatic brain injuries. Now, four years later, I have graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism where I studied as a Stabile Investigative Fellow. I've come a long way since being medically retired from my ten-year career in the Marine Corps.
But I'm just getting started.
With the love and support of my wife, Melinda, my daughter, Madison, and our five fur babies, I will continue to relentlessly and ethically explore the unique issues the military and veteran population faces across the United States each and every day.
I am a veteran of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and I am now the founder of a non-profit media organization focusing on providing the utmost context on the longest wars in the United States' history. Thank you for visiting my page. Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or story ideas.
Thomas James Brennan