Gary Williams currently serves as a Director of Graduate Programs at the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. He is the multi-award winning author of SEAL of Honor: Operation Red Wings and the Life of LT Michael P. Murphy, USN; Heart of a Lion: The Leadership Skills of LT Michael P. Murphy, U.S. Navy SEAL; Guardian of Guadalcanal: The World War II Story of Douglas A. Munro, United States Coast Guard; and Siege in Lucasville: An Insider’s Account and Critical Review of Ohio’s Worst Prison Riot as well as co-producer of the critically acclaimed and Academy Award considered documentary MURPH: The Protector. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Leadership/Training from Franklin University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Dayton. He and his wife Tracy have six children and live in Marion, Ohio.
Ties to Kittitas County
Wrote about local hero, Douglas A. Munro, the Coast Guard's only Medal of Honor Recipient, buried in Cle Elum Cemetery with warship gun turrets, near his childhood home in South Cle Elum.