Dan Cragg

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Dan Cragg
Born (1939-09-06) September 6, 1939 (age 77)
Rochester, New York, United States
Occupation Soldier, Author

Dan Cragg (born September 6, 1939 in Rochester, NY) is an American soldier, essayist, and science-fiction author.

Biography[edit]

He is the son of James Wilson and Gertrude (née Finucane) Cragg and was married to the late Sun P. (née Yi) (Seoul, Korea, March 28, 1974). They have one child, a son, named Tam Le, first sergeant, USMCR & currently a police officer, Prince George's County, MD; two grandchildren, Thomas and Heather. Mrs. Cragg died on April 14, 2009 after a lingering illness.[1][2]

Education[edit]

Memberships[edit]

Military career[edit]

Served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1980, retiring with the rank of Sergeant Major. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam, 1962–63 and 1965-69 as well as tours of duty in Germany, Italy, and South Korea. From 1985-2003, worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, DC as a management analyst; member, Fairfax County History Commission, 1997–2003; auxiliary police officer, Fairfax County PD, 1996-2002.

During his tour of duty in the US Army received, among other awards the Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal, with eleven campaign stars.

Writing career[edit]

Cragg writes both military-related fiction and non-fiction.

Non-fiction[edit]

Journalism: OpEd pieces, "The Washington Times," "The Wall Street Journal," "The Army Times," "Army Magazine," and many other journals; over 100 book reviews for "The Washington Times" newspaper.

As editor[edit]

as D. J. CRAGG

  • Francis Grose, The Mirror's File: Advice to the Officers of the British Army, with a Biographical Sketch of the Life and a Bibliography of the Works of Captain Francis Grose, F.S.A., Owlswick, 1978 (also wrote introduction).
  • Guardians of the Republic (A History of the non-commissioned officer corps of the U.S. Army), Random House (New York City), 1992.
  • Operation Thirty-Four Alpha (history of U.S.-controlled commando operations in North Vietnam), Ballantine, 1992.

Fiction[edit]

  • The Soldier's Prize (novel), Ballantine (New York City), 1986.

Science fiction[edit]

The StarFist Saga (with David Sherman)[edit]

The StarFirst: Force Recon Saga (with David Sherman)[edit]

  • Backshot, (2005)
  • PointBlank, 2006
  • Recoil, 2008

Novels not part of a series[edit]

References[edit]

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