About Tom Sileo

Tom Sileo

Tom Sileo

Tom Sileo is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of "BROTHERS FOREVER: The Enduring Bond Between a Marine and a Navy SEAL that Transcended Their Ultimate Sacrifice." Written with Col. Tom Manion (Ret.) and published by Da Capo Press, BROTHERS FOREVER will be released in May 2014. Tom's weekly newspaper column has been distributed by Creators since 2011, the same year he joined the Travis Manion Foundation. Previously, Tom spent almost five years as a copy editor for CNN. He also worked at the USO, Associated Press, Tribune, WSPA-TV, and WTVM-TV. Tom is a Robert Novak Journalism Fellow and recipient of three consecutive awards for best military blog run by a U.S. Reporter. He has a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Media from Rutgers University.

Thank You Oct 02, 2014

The sight of a fallen hero's flag-draped casket returning to American soil. The sound of a grieving loved one's anguish. The indelible memory of meeting a young man or woman who lost one or more limbs on the battlefield. Since February 2011, when my ... Read More

Acts of Kindness Sep 25, 2014

It's been two years since Amy Looney's husband, LT (SEAL) Brendan Looney, 29, was killed in Afghanistan. "Before I could blink, life as I knew it had vanished," Amy recently wrote in the San Diego Union-Tribune. It would have been understandable if ... Read More

Blood and Sand Sep 18, 2014

In June 2011, this column introduced you to Sgt. Jason Cartwright and his military working dog, Isaac. Both warriors had just returned from a year of hunting for improvised explosive devices buried beneath Afghanistan's treacherous sand. "These are ... Read More

Landon's Mom and Dad Sep 11, 2014

The first time I spoke to Crissie Carpenter, she had just suffered an unimaginable tragedy. Days earlier, her husband had passed away after being wounded in Afghanistan, all while she was eight months pregnant with their first child. Lance Cpl. Andre... Read More