David Walks-As-Bear, USCG (ret.)
“served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and retired after 21 years in the 'Hooligan Navy'. Assigned to the newly formed
Rapid Deployment Force in 1983, he served as a combat boat crewman with OCONUS (Outside the Continental U.S.)
port security unit. It was while serving as a Coast Guard photojournalist that he honed his writing skills.
When he began writing for civilian publications, he used the combination of his Christian and Shawnee names of "David
Walks-As-Bear" to help keep the Indian culture alive for his children. He credits his wife with his efforts as a writer
today because it was she that encouraged him to put pen to paper, over and over again.” David Walks-As-Bear is the author
of The Murmurings, Shamus Ghillie US Secret Service In Medicine Hat, The L.P., and Old Money.