Andy Symonds

Andy Symonds is an award-winning journalist based in the Washington, D.C. area. His father is a 33-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, and he grew up on military bases throughout the world. "My Father's Son" is his first novel, and a retired Navy SEAL consulted during its writing. You can visit his website at

Recent articles from Andy Symonds

At Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq, Gold Star family member Nanette West looks over names of the fallen at the Operation Iraqi Freedom memorial there.
Family & Relationships
When A Military Family Becomes A Gold Star Family
The son of a fallen Navy SEAL recounts the day his family found out his father died in this recently published novel.