Sergeant First Class Scott Adams joined the Army at the age of 17 right after graduating from Williston High School (Florida) in 1986. Passing on a full ride scholarship to the University of Georgia, Scott joined the United States Army in hopes to improve his team working skills, conditioning, and overall education for the unknown future he faced. When he completed basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Scott joined Charlie Company 1st Battalion 13th Armored Division in Germany.
His over 22 year military career took Scott all over the world, including 6 combat deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait. In 2007, on a mission just outside of Bayji, Iraq, Scott’s vehicle hit two anti-tank laced with White Phosphorus anti-tank mines blowing up underneath the seat Scott was sitting in the Humvee which was behind the front passenger over the fuel tank.
Engulfed in flames, Scott suffered life threatening injuries which keep him at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas for almost two years for treatment, recovery, and rehab.
Some of Scott’s awards include Two Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, Three Meritorious Service Medals, and a impressive rack of others.
SFC Adams returned to Minnesota after being released from the Army and continues to volunteer with non profits here in MN helping veterans of all generations and those who have not even discovered that they are injured yet. Scott currently resides in Saint Bonifacius, MN. with his family.