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Posted on Mar 26, 2008 in Carlo D'Este, Stuff We Like

Practicing History: The William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium

By Carlo D'Este

David Bellavia


David Bellavia is the author of House to House, an Epic Memoir of War. Bellavia is a former Army Staff Sergeant who served in the First Infantry Division for six years. He has been recommended for the Medal of Honor for his leadership and has been nominated for the Distinguished Service Cross. He has received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Conspicuous Service Cross (New York State’s highest combat valor award) and was recently inducted into the New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame. His Task Force 2-2 Infantry has fought on such battlefields as Al Muqdadiyah, An Najaf, Al Fallujah, Mosul, and Baqubah. His actions in Fallujah, Iraq, were documented in the Nov. 22, 2004 Time magazine cover story “Into the Hot Zone” by award-winning journalist Michael Ware.


Jack Hammann

Jack Hamann’s career spans 27 years, including a decade as a network correspondent and documentary producer for CNN and PBS. His work has earned dozens of journalism honors, including 10 regional Emmy awards. Jack is the author of On American Soil: How Justice Became a Casualty of WWII, a nonfiction investigative account of one of the largest and most controversial events in American civil rights history. On American Soil was selected as the outstanding investigative book of 2005 by Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. Jack is the winner of the 2007 Horace Mann award, an honor bestowed on those who have achieved “victories for humanity.”

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