Having grown up on army bases around the world, Gary L. Bloomfield is no stranger to the life of a soldier. He gained first-hand experience after graduating from Stuttgart American High School in Germany in 1970, as he was drafted two years later and served two tours with the United States Army.
Over the course of ten years as a photo-journalist and newspaper editor for the U.S. Army News Team in Europe, Bloomfieldâ€™s photos were included in publications such as Time, Newsweek, National Lampoon, Soldier of Fortune, Stars & Stripes, Soldiers, and Army magazines. His work earned him the honors of Army Journalist of the Year 1976 and U.S. Forces Korea Best Journalist for 1977.
Upon his return to the United States, Bloomfield earned his bachelorâ€™s degree in English from Avila College and a masterâ€™s in communications from Baker University. He went on to serve as the managing editor of VFW magazine for six years.
Bloomfield is the author, co-author, and editor of numerous books about WWII, including the Benjamin Franklin award-winning book Duty, Honor, Victory: Americaâ€™s Athletes in World War II. He has appeared on CNN, the History Channel, and various radio programs.
Bloomfield resides in Belton, Missouri, with his high school sweetheart, Anita.