Tony Anthony was born in New York City. He served as a combat correspondent for the 198th Infantry Brigade in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969. His stories and photographs appeared in Stars & Stripes as well as in newspapers around the world.
After being promoted to sergeant he received several medals; including the Bronze Star for his reporting. Anthony has had two books published and directed a documentary film, Fearless Mountain, about a Buddhist forest monastery. He resides in Northern California.