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Dan Sheehan 8Sometimes without warning, shocking images and terrible experiences of war — along with bursts of intense emotion — threaten to disrupt our lives. We struggle to reconcile who we were on the field of battle — a warrior trained to take lives — with who we are now… mom or dad, husband or wife, just a normal person trying to move on with life.

I spent years after my active combat duty trying to piece it all together… here’s what I’ve come up with…

Dan talks about the lingering uneasiness that made him realize he had left combat behind — but its effects had not left him. In this interview with his writing mentor, David Hazard, Dan discusses his important mission now, “after action.”

Dan discussing coming to terms with civilian life with writing mentor, David Hazard