James LaPorta
 

 

About me  

 
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The short version 

I've been in the U.S. Marines, worked for peace in Afghanistan, taught recruits how to shoot, played poker inside a Top Secret facility, signed a Hard Rock Live poster meant for rockstars that now sits in a Hard Rock Cafe in Phoenix, Arizona — start at BB King's name and scroll down.

I've pretended to be a U.S. Navy SEAL on a History channel television show between college classes and I once yelled quite loudly, "Holy S—t, you're Bob Schieffer from Face the Nation!" during an interview at CBS News when he walked in to get coffee. I'm also a proud former employee of both Blockbuster and Taco Bell. 

I've written, contributed to or appeared on and in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Daily BeastChicago TribuneBoston GlobeThe Military TimesCBS NewsMSNBCCNN and Newsmax TV among others. Thanks for visiting my website. Scroll down to see my latest work. 

 

 
 

“I believe that quality journalism is just as important to the survival of a democracy as the armies guarding its borders.”

James LaPorta

 
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PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY THE DAILY BEAST

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY THE DAILY BEAST

Woman Claims War Hero Raped Her After He Was Arrested for Raping Girl

By James LaPorta, Rory Laverty | The Daily Beast | September 13, 2017 

Marine Col. Dan Wilson was charged with raping his subordinate’s 6-year-old daughter, but he wasn’t locked up. That’s when Jeri Walsh says he attacked her.