SSG Scott Millican
Army Staff Sergeant Scott Millican was on his second deployment when he was left paralyzed and suffering from multiple fractures after the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle he was riding in rolled over a 250 pound pressure-plated IED in Ghazni, Afghanistan on March 16, 2010.
While on a route clearing mission, eliminating IED’s in order to keep our military safe, the explosives were offset in order to explode underneath the vehicle, doing so directly beneath SSG Millican’s seat. MEDEVACed to the Forward Operating Base in Ghanzni, his spleen was removed in order to save his life. The next thing SSG Millican recalls is waking at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, more than a week after arriving there from Landstuhl, Germany. Spending a month at Walter Reed, Scott was next transferred to the James A. Haley Hospital in Tampa, Florida where he remained for eleven months. SSG Millican continues his therapies at Fort Stewart in Georgia at this time.