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Dan Schilling

A 30-year special operations and Combat Control veteran, Dan Schilling has had numerous combat and clandestine deployments around the world, including the operation popularly known as Black Hawk Down, where he is credited with saving the lives of a Ranger and SEAL under fire. He later founded and then served as the first commander of two special operations squadrons. An adrenaline enthusiast, he holds the Guinness World Record for most BASE jumps in twenty-four hours and is a mountain speed wing pilot. Dan is also a motivational speaker and consults internationally on security matters. He and his wife, Julie, a former NSA cyberwarfare expert, live on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah. For more information on his projects, visit him at DanSchillingbooks.com.

Lori Chapman Longfritz is the second of four children born to Gene and Terry Chapman and shares the “middle child” slot with John. She was a longtime advocate for his Medal of Honor and is proud to share the story of her brother, who lived his life the way he died . . . on his own terms and in service of others. She continues to write and enjoys speaking about John and the qualities that lead to his final and selfless heroic act. Lori, her husband, and son, John, live in the “Forever West” town of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
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