Scott O’Grady has been asked by an influential group of North Texans and National leaders to run for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) this fall. A pledge campaign has begun to immediately raise money to launch a statewide campaign…
You remember who Scott is?
Scott O’Grady is a former United States Air Force combat veteran serving 12 years in the United States military. Scott gained prominence after the Mrkonjic Grad Incident, in which he ejected over Bosnia when a Bosnian Serb SA-6 shot down his F-16 while he was patrolling the no-fly zone. Scott flew 20 missions over Iraq enforcing the “no-fly” zone in 1993 and 1994. He flew 47 missions over Bosnia in 1994 and 1995. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star for valor and the Purple Heart for combat injuries.
Scott is also the recipient of the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Service Award
The Mrkonjic Grad Incident occurred near Mrkonjic Grad in Serb territory. He survived for six days by eating leaves, grass and ants, and avoiding Serb patrols while trying to contact Magic, NATO’s airborne command center. He evaded capture and was rescued on June 8, by U.S. Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit based on the USS Kearsarge.
Scott is a former cadet in the Civil Air Patrol and a 1989 graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In May 2007, he completed a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.
Scott at the Dallas Tea Party