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The book I read is an autobiography Return With Honor By Captain Scott OGrady withJeff Coplan Jeff Coplan is a prominent writer for the New York Time Magazine He isalso the author of Gold BuckleThis young captains life began in Long Beach California in 1967Scott OGradyhas two siblings a brother and a sister Paul and Stacy His Father was a doctor at LongBeach Community Hospital and also a certified pilot His mother was a house wifewhich is one of the hardest jobs of all His family was very patriotic Scott was an average student throughout his years in school Even though he wasaverage he had a very strong will to succeed Being that his father was successful in hiscareer he had very high expectations for his three children but also spent timeentertaining them often times by taking them for rides in his Cessna 150 which is a smalltwo seater plane This is how Scotts life as a pilot began when he was six years old Thefirst day he went with his dad he was presented with a certificate that read this is tocertify that Scott OGrady has navigated the air ways and flown up to Santa Catalinasunique Airport in the sky which overlooks the ocean from an altitude of 1602 feet Bythe time he was in the eighth grade he became fixated on the idea he was going to be apilot In high school he was a kicker on the Long Beach Gators which was his high schoolfootball team He began as a second string player but a good friend who was aprofessional kicker helped him to improve This along with his strong will led him tobecome an all star kicker In the fall of his senior year he slaved to boost his grades Heapplied for admission to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Even though hisgrades were good his Sat scores were low and he was rejected He was disappointed buthis goal
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