It's funny, how things turn out sometimes.

Sep 27, 2007

Years and years and years ago, when I lived in Pittsburgh, I had an older buddy named Scott.

Yeah, this is sounding like a story that I'd tell my grandkids. Bear with me.

Somewhen in the past couple of years, and I don't know exactly when because life and Time tend to change things, Scott joined the Army, and at some point got shipped to Iraq. Something happened out there (I don't know exactly what - this isn't much of a story, is it?), but it left him paralyzed from the waist down and discharged from the military.

Scott now lives in Augusta, Georgia, he's taken both gold and silver medals in the US Paralympics, set a world record for the shotput in Georgia, and then broke his own world record at the Pan-American Paralympic Games in Brasil. In recognition of his acheivements, 18 September is now Scott Winkler Day in Columbia County, Georgia.

Here's to you, buddy. Ya' done good, just like I knew you would.