Project: Get Out and Walk 



United States Air Force 31st FW /555th FS



2nd June 1995

Aviano Air Force Base, Italy
Captain Scott O'Grady

Captain Scott O'Grady, USAF was flying a routine patrol near the town of Banja Luka, Bosnia when his F-16C was hit by a Serbian SAM-6 missile at 20,000 feet. O'Grady had flown from the Italian Air Force Base Aviano, Italy. Six days later after successfully evading capture by hostile forces he made radio contact with US forces at 02:30h. 

He was extracted from the area about four hours later by two USMC CH-53Es from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsage at 06:45h   


Captain O'Grady's full story is told in the book

by Captain Scott O'Grady with Jeff Coplon
published by Doubleday, New York
isbn 0-385-48330-9






                                                                                                   via Mike Grost
Capt. Scott O'Grady  shortly before his detailed debrief at Kelly AFB
[seen here with the late Mike Grost]


     Photographs  were  provided by the generosity of a good friend Mike Grost who, before his death,  worked at Kelly AFB helping with the identification of remains of those lost in South East Asia.

Dear Mike [Grost], Thanks for all your encoragement and support with this project over the years and the copy of the book and photographs about Capt. O'Grady