Sean Parnell Biography – Sean Parnell Wiki
Sean Parnell is an American politician and former U.S. Army airborne ranger who served in the legendary 10th Mountain Division for six years, retiring as a captain. He retired a highly decorated Captain and was awarded two Bronze Stars, one for Valor and the Purple Heart.
Sean was studying elementary education at Clarion University when the towers came down on September 11. He immediately transferred to Duquesne University in Pittsburgh in order to join the ROTC program. Upon graduation, Sean was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army and went on to Airborne and Ranger school, before joining the elite 10th Mountain Division.
Upon leaving the Army, he immediately came home to Western PA, where he returned to Duquesne University to earn a master’s degree in psychology and started a family.
He is a New York Times best-selling author of Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan (William Morrow), which is the story of his platoon’s crucible of combat in Eastern Afghanistan. He has also authored three additional fiction novels.
He is a renowned Afghanistan Policy Expert and has been featured on FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, SiriusXM, and numerous other media outlets.
Sean Parnell Senate Race
On November 22, 2021, Sean Parnell suspended his campaign to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate, after a court order made public on Monday granted his estranged wife sole legal custody and primary physical custody of the couple’s three children.
He released the following statement about suspending his U.S. Senate campaign: “I strongly disagree with the ruling today and I’m devastated by the decision. I plan on asking the court to reconsider this decision. In the order, two of the leading factors that weighed heavily in the judge’s decision revolved around me being a leading U.S. Senate candidate. There is nothing more important to me than my children, and while I plan to ask the court to reconsider, I can’t continue with a Senate campaign. My focus right now is s00% on my children, and I want them to know I do not have any other priorities and will never stop fighting for them. Thank you.”
Sean Parnell Age
He was born on July 15, 1981. He is a third-generation Western Pennsylvania native, born in Pittsburgh and raised in nearby Murrysville.
Sean Parnell Wife
Is Sean Parnell married? He and his estranged wife Laurie Snell are still legally married but have been separated for years. They have three children.
Sean Parnell Children – Sean Parnell Family
He and his estranged wife Laurie Snell have three children — Ethan, Emma, and Evan. A Butler County family court awarded Snell primary physical custody and sole legal custody of the couple’s three children, according to a judge’s order that was made public on November 22, 2021. The decision comes amid a contentious divorce and custody proceedings between Snell and Parnell. Snell has accused her husband of choking her and injuring their children — all claims that Parnell has denied.
The judge’s ruling, following a three-day custody trial, noted that “Laurie Snell was the more credible witness.” “Ms. Snell is grateful that justice prevailed,” according to a statement from the Gilliland Vanasdale Sinatra Law Office, which represented Snell. “She has been awarded sole legal and primary physical custody of their children. She will continue, as always, to focus on their best interests.”
Sean Parnell Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Sean Parnell Instagram
His Instagram handle is @officialseanparnell.