Report on "Return With Honor", By Captain Scott O'Grady

Essay by Eric CottoneCollege, UndergraduateA+, January 1996

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The book I read is an autobiography, Return With Honor, By Captain Scott O'Grady with

Jeff Coplan. Jeff Coplan is a prominent writer for the New York Time Magazine. He is

also the author of Gold Buckle.

This young captains life began in Long Beach California in 1967.Scott O'Grady

has two siblings a brother and a sister, Paul and Stacy. His Father was a doctor at Long

Beach Community Hospital and also a certified pilot. His mother was a house wife

which 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 was

average he had a very strong will to succeed. Being that his father was successful in his

career he had very high expectations for his three children, but also spent time

entertaining them often times by taking them for rides in his Cessna 150, which is a small

two seater plane.

This is how Scott's life as a pilot began when he was six years old, The

first day he went with his dad he was presented with a certificate that read, " this is to

certify that Scott O'Grady has navigated the air ways and flown up to Santa Catalina's

unique Airport in the sky, which overlooks the ocean from an altitude of 1602 feet." By

the time he was in the eighth grade he became fixated on the idea he was going to be a

pilot In high school he was a kicker on the Long Beach Gators, which was his high school

football team. He began as a second string player but a good friend, who was a

professional kicker, helped him to improve. This along with his strong will led him to

become an...