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Friday, July 3, 2015

To Be An American

“I now know what it means to be an American.” Scot Spooner chokes up as he says those words. “It’s a good deal being a civilian in this country.” 

Scot and his brother Tom joined the Army and ascended through the elite ranks and service of Army Special Forces and Special Operations. Their story is one of achievement and success, both in and out of uniform. However, success comes amidst the trials and tribulations of their personal affliction with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

NRA Life of Duty introduced us to the Spooners through one of their Patriot Profiles. In this poignant excerpt, Scot talks about the sacrifices made and freedom earned. “It’s pretty damn amazing to be an American in this country.” Watch the video here.