David J. Danelo
David J. Danelo is an editor of the U.S. Cavalry ON Point Blog. He is the author of Blood Stripes: The Grunt's View of the War in Iraq published in May 2006 by Stackpole Books (ISBN-10: 0811701646 / ISBN-13: 978-0811701648).
"Danelo graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1998 and served as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps for almost seven years. An Iraq war veteran, Danelo deployed to Camp Fallujah from Feb-Sept 2004, where he served with the First Marine Expeditionary Force as an assistant operations officer, convoy commander, intelligence officer and provisional executive officer for a rifle company. His previous military assignments include tours with 1st Battalion, 7th Marines and Marine Corps Security Force Company, Bangor, Washington.
"At the end of 2004, Danelo left active duty to pursue a writing career. In 2005, he was commissioned as a freelance correspondent for the U.S. Naval Institute's flagship publication, Proceedings, for two assignments: the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, and the Horn of Africa. He also traveled to Vietnam in 2005 to write a comparison of modern-day Vietnam and Iraq, which was published in Ngoui Viet Daily, the largest Vietnamese newspaper in North America. His work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Post, military.com, Marine Corps Gazette, and PARADE Magazine."
"Danelo has addressed the Library of Congress Veteran's Forum and has been featured in radio and television media throughout the United States, including The Rusty Humphries Show, The Joey Reynolds Show, C-SPAN, CBS News Radio, National Public Radio, and FOX News. His writing has been profiled in the Baltimore Sun, Jacksonville Daily News, Military Book Club, and Booklist. He is a member of Military Reporters and Editors, the Military Writers Society of America, the USMC Combat Correspondents Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and 1st Marine Division Association."
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