In the story of a soldier who served in the U.S. Army from 1980 to 2005, Scott reveals the behind-the-scenes life of an enlisted soldier and a commissioned officer.
From surviving a terrorist attack in Colombia, encounters in the Amazon jungles of Ecuador, East Berlin and Desert Storm, and obtaining obtaining information leading to the capture of Saddam Hussein, this biography explores the reality of military life.
But above all, Stone In A Sling is a story of inspiration, leadership, adventure and unwavering courage.
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“This book is a hidden gem. Don’t miss this personal story from a U.S. Army vet who served from 1980-2005. I’m not one to slog through books of military battles or history so I was a bit leery to begin “All I Could Be”. Once I started I could not put it down. Each posting, each story, each adventure runs from fascinating to holy cow! I imagine this behind-the-scenes book would be just as interesting to hard-core military junkies as it was to me. The personal bits about his wife and children add a whole other dimension to this soldier’s biography. It’s a real deal kind of story lived and written by an old school American, the kind that makes us proud.”
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Born on October 19, 1958 in Baltimore, Maryland, to a police officer-turn-missionary pilot, and his high school sweetheart, Scott Meehan grew up living in seven states and three foreign countries, attending thirteen different schools. After a hitch-hiking tour in the summer of ’79, through Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, he joined the U.S. Army Special Forces in 1980.
Seven years after joining the Army, Scott, along with his wife and two children, got out of the Army and attended college at Southeastern University and ROTC at Florida Southern, both in Lakeland, Florida. Three years later, he was back in the Army as a commissioned officer in Military Intelligence…just in time to deploy to Desert Storm in 1991. There, he was part of a Psychological Warfare team attached to the First Marine Expeditionary Force where he gathered Top Secret intelligence from front-line enemy defectors who reported that the Iraqi soldiers were all ready to surrender.
Twelve years after returning home from the Gulf War, Scott, then a major, was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in 2003. After one year at LSA Anaconda in Balad, Scott received the Bronze Star for several actions on the battlefield, which included information gathering that led to Saddam Hussein’s capture. He returned for a second tour in 2005 to Baghdad’s Green Zone before retiring in 2005.
Now living in Orlando, Florida, with his wife, Trena, of 37 years, his married son and his wife, two granddaughters, his daughter, her husband and two grandsons, Scott is the Business Department Lead at City College. His memoirs include: STONE IN A SLING: A SOLDIER’S JOURNEY and ALL I COULD BE. Scott has also written two novels; LOVE IN THE HOUSE OF WAR and MILLENNIAL GIRL; a novella, DUTY RECALL, and three short stories: CROSSROADS, COLD WAR IN BERLIN, and GIRL ALONE. He also co-authored the novel: PRINCE OF BABYLON. Scott has just completed THUNDERBIRD, which is currently a short story but will become a full novel once part 2 is complete. The cover design for THUNDERBIRD was also done by Scott Meehan.
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