Brad Snyder is a US Navy veteran and Paralympic gold medalist in swimming. Brad is still an active athlete for Team USA and travels the country as a motivational speaker. He lives in Baltimore.Tom Sileo is coauthor of Brothers Forever and Senior Editor of The Stream (stream.org). Tom is the 2016 recipient of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation's General Oliver P. Smith Award for distinguished reporting. He lives in Florida.
Advance praise for Fire in My Eyes "Fire in My Eyes is a testament to the extraordinary courage and unwavering dedication of the men and women serving in the US Armed Forces. Lieutenant Brad Snyder's remarkable story is sure to captivate and inspire." --Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense "Fire in My Eyes by Brad Snyder and Tom Sileo tells an unforgettable story of heroism and sacrifice on the battlefield. It's an inspiring journey that leads us through darkness to victory."--Eric Greitens, New York Times bestselling author of Resilience and former Navy SEAL "Brad Snyder is an American hero. I first met him at Walter Reed and thanked him for his brave service to the nation. As a wounded veteran and two-time gold-medal swimmer, his story is the American story of a patriot who never gave up fighting to live and to win for his country."--Leon Panetta, former Director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense "Brad Snyder represents the true essence of a warrior. Facing a life-changing injury that would cripple the strongest of individuals, he demonstrated the willpower of an American warfighter. His story is one of courage that we all need to read."--Captain Florent Groberg, US Army (Ret.), Medal of Honor recipient New York Journal of Books, 8/19/16 "Every once in a while, every American needs to pick up and read a book like Fire in My Eyes...Snyder's story is a needed reminder that the very best of us continue to risk their lives serving in our armed forces with courage, dedication and a deep and abiding love for our country...An inspiring tale." NavyHistory.org (website of the Naval Historical Foundation), 7/30/16 "A visceral story of fortitude, of striding into harm's way time and again for the sake of others...The prose is strong and authentic...Veterans, especially service academy graduates and disposaleers, will connect with their own experiences due to Snyder and Sileo's superior composition...Fire in My Eyes must sit prominently next to other phenomenal stories like Elizabeth Kauffman Bush's America's first Frogman and Aaron Ralston's autobiography, Between a Rock and a Hard Place. To those aspiring to serve...Fire in My Eyes is mandatory reading...Through these pages they will truly understand what service is, what one is called to do." "Inspirational." ?TeamUSA.org, 11/1/16 "A story of tragedy that turns to gold...Snyder gives a first-hand account of what it is like to serve in today's military - high stress, intense training, and loss of friends and loved ones...A truly inspirational story." ?Today.com, 11/14/16