Dan Cragg (born September 6, 1939 in Rochester, NY) is an American soldier, essayist, and science-fiction author.
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.
University of Maryland College Park — B.A. (summa cum laude) (1982)
Graduate study at George Mason University (1983)
Company Military Historians
National Rifle Association
Arlington Historical Society
Fairfax Historical Society
Rochester Historical Society
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.
Cragg writes both military-related fiction and non-fiction.