Born on October 19, 1958 in Baltimore, Maryland, to a police officer-turn-missionary pilot, and his high school sweetheart, Scott Meehan grew up living in seven states and three foreign countries, attending thirteen different schools. After a hitch-hiking tour in the summer of ’79, through Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, he joined the U.S. Army Special Forces in 1980.
Seven years after joining the Army, Scott, along with his wife and two children, got out of the Army and attended college at Southeastern University and ROTC at Florida Southern, both in Lakeland, Florida. Three years later, he was back in the Army as a commissioned officer in Military Intelligence…just in time to deploy to Desert Storm in 1991. There, he was part of a Psychological Warfare team attached to the First Marine Expeditionary Force where he gathered Top Secret intelligence from front-line enemy defectors who reported that the Iraqi soldiers were all ready to surrender.
Twelve years after returning home from the Gulf War, Scott, then a major, was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in 2003. After one year at LSA Anaconda in Balad, Scott received the Bronze Star for several actions on the battlefield, which included information gathering that led to Saddam Hussein’s capture. He returned for a second tour in 2005 to Baghdad’s Green Zone before retiring in 2005.
Now living in Orlando, Florida, with his wife, Trena, of 37 years, his married son and his wife, two granddaughters, his daughter, her husband and two grandsons, Scott is the Business Department Lead at City College. His memoirs include: STONE IN A SLING: A SOLDIER’S JOURNEY and ALL I COULD BE. Scott has also written two novels; LOVE IN THE HOUSE OF WAR and MILLENNIAL GIRL; a novella, DUTY RECALL, and three short stories: CROSSROADS, COLD WAR IN BERLIN, and GIRL ALONE. He also co-authored the novel: PRINCE OF BABYLON. Scott is currently writing his third and fourth novel: THUNDERBIRD and MY LIGHT IN DARKNESS.