Vote For MSG Wade Scott for the Rare Life Award
Presented by Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
We have nominated MSG Wade Scott for the Rare Life Award, presented by Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This honor is given to those who exhibit Courage, Leadership, Survival, Heroism, Devotion and/or Character. Winners will receive a medal, presented at a reception given in their honor, and be featured in Eagle Rare promotional materials.
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Defending The Blue Line®
Leap of Faith
A story of MSG Wade Scott’s heroism
Written by Shane Hudella, president and founder of Defending The Blue Line®
While taking part in a hostage rescue mission in Afghanistan, California Army National Guard SFC Wade Scott was shot six times. His body armor stopped three of the rounds, his hand, upper arm, and left side stopped the other three. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his actions that day. There is no doubt it must have been hell on earth, and he will carry that with him forever.
I can only imagine what must have gone through his mind not only during the fire-fight, but the moments and days after during the MEDEVAC home. He has endured multiple surgeries to get some movement back in that hand and arm, and will tell you how important it was to have his family by his side at the hospital. His two young kids would actually help change his bandages while in recovery.
I wanted to talk about SFC Scott because I think you will be amazed at how I found out about his story. You see, every few months I take a look at our testimonials page on the website. I happened to be looking through it a few months ago and saw this note he left: “I was seriously wounded by gunfire in Afghanistan and since then I have been going through multiple surgeries and rehab. Hockey has become even more important than it had been prior to that deployment as it is the activity which really binds us as a family. We would like to thank you again for the generous grant we received from your organization last year for boour boys.” To this day I am astounded, and constantly think “this hero is thanking us?”
It is a very good illustration of the brotherhood that is our service, and the selfless sacrifice that is the watchword of our men and women in uniform.
Now I don’t know if Wade is a religious man or not, but it had to have taken a leap of faith to go from that point of being wounded on the battlefield, back to the man and soldier he is today. He’s still serving in the Army, and the kids that once changed his bandages in the hospital are doing great and playing hock-ey in Southern California. It’s an amazing story of resilience and heroism.