Why Veterans Make Great Writers with Dario DiBattista

In this episode, Tim and Brock speak with Dario DiBattista.

Dario served in the Marine Corps reserves from 2001 to 2007 with multiple tours to the Middle East in support of OIF. Dario recounts the story of how he got started writing online out of spite. His introduction to blogging was timely as Iraq and Afghanistan veterans sharing their stories online was in its infancy. Publishing his work on the impacts of war led Dario to several unique opportunities including being asked to write a piece on Osama Bin Laden's death for the Washington Post. Dario has an MFA and is currently pursuing his doctoral degree.

Dario now works in academia in support of veterans everywhere. His passion for writing got him involved early in the Veterans Writing Project where he continues to mentor service members in helping to tell their stories. His book, 'Retire the Colors', recounts 19 stories about the residual effects of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The book can be found on Amazon and Kindle.


Dario's Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarioDiBattista
Dario's Personal Website: http://www.dariodibattista.com/

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