On the passing of SEAL Team 6 founder and American hero RICHARD MARCINKO

Dick Marcinko was a true American hero and a born leader. It was easy to see why people would not only follow him to hell and back, but get there alive.

I was privileged to write a number of books with Dick, and even more privileged to know him. His indomitable courage was a thing of legend, but his sense of humor and his generosity were just as deep.

We’ve lost an American hero, but his inspiration and example will guide many for generations to come.

- Jim DeFelice

Whether as a novelist in works such as Leopards Kill, or a biographer whose work on Omar Bradley was the first full-length critical account of the general's life, Jim DeFelice has earned a reputation as one of the most entertaining and thoughtful popular writers of our time.

Perhaps best-known for his work with Chris Kyle on American Sniper, Jim has written over fifty books. Among his many NY Times best-sellers are techno-thrillers, a story anthology, and several works of nonfiction.

His work with Ray Lambert, Every Man a Hero, was awarded the Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award. West Like Lightning, his account of the brief but spectacular run of the Pony Express, was selected as a finalist for the Western Writers Spur awards.