Robert W. Vera
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About Robert W. Vera
Robert's first book, A Warrior’s Faith (Thomas Nelson March 2015) became a #1 best-seller and earned the publishing industry's 2016 Illumination Silver Medal Award for Best Memoir. His most recent work, Perfectly Wounded (Hatchet - Twelve Publishing), released in June 2020.
Robert was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, he graduated from St. Sebastian's Country Day School, and earned a Bachelors's Degree in Political Science from Boston College and an MBA Degree from Grand Canyon University. Prior to his writing career, he worked as a Staff Assistant to United States Senator Edward M. Kennedy, where he managed military and veteran constituent services. He transitioned from government into Investment Banking. In 2007 took a leap of faith to become an entrepreneur and founded a successful health and wellness software company.
Robert lives in Phoenix, Arizona where he serves as the proud Honorary Commander of the 161st Air National Guard Squadron. He is the Founder of The Institute for Transformation, a Servant Leadership training organization. Robert is a mentor to military veterans and leads returning warriors on expeditions across the Grand Canyon, to the summit of Mt. Rainier. He is an active athlete and has completed multiple Ironman Triathlons.
Robert attends Scottsdale Bible Church, he is married with children.
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On the night of April 6, 2007, in Iraq's Anbar Province, Senior Chief Mike Day, his team of Navy SEALs, and a group of Iraqi scouts were on the hunt for a high-level al Qaeda cell. Day was the first to enter a 12x12 room where four terrorist leaders were waiting in ambush. When the gunfight was over, he took out all four terrorists in the room, but not before being shot twenty-seven times and hit with grenade shrapnel. Miraculously, Day cleared the rest of the house and rescued six women and children before walking out on his own to an awaiting helicopter, which flew him to safety.
While in the hospital, the Navy SEAL lost fifty-five pounds in two weeks. It took almost two years for Day to physically recover from his injuries, although he still deals with pain. Like so many veterans, doctors diagnosed Day with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury -- the invisible wounds of war.
Perfectly Wounded is the remarkable story of an American hero whose incredible survival defies explanation, and whose blessed life of service continues in the face of unimaginable odds.
An exhilarating story of a young Navy SEAL whose relentless faith transformed his life and inspired everyone who knew his courageous story.
In A Warrior’s Faith, Ryan Job’s close friend, Robert Vera, recounts how the highly decorated Navy SEAL’s unstoppable sense of humor, positive attitude, and fierce determination helped him survive after being shot in the face by an enemy sniper on a roof in Ramadi, Iraq.
Though blinded, the irrepressible Job recovered from his wounds and began facing a new set of obstacles with his characteristic humor and resolve. He married the girl of his dreams, hunted elk, climbed Mt. Rainier, graduated college with honors, influenced countless people around him, and was looking forward to being a father—before his life was tragically cut short by a hospital medical error.
Vera’s raw, often funny, and heartfelt account of his friend’s life offers readers a way to find hope in the middle of life’s raging storms.