Staff Sergeant Scott Daley enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1991, one year after high school. He was trained as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic. Daley deployed twice to Korea and three times to Iraq.
During his third deployment in 2010, Daley was injured. While serving in Iraq, he was performing maintenance on the vehicle that supported convoys and Quick Force Reaction (QFR) missions. The vehicle fell off the support system and landed on Daley’s lower left leg, crushing his Tibia and Fibula in seven different locations.
Daley was Medevac’d to the U.S. and underwent several surgeries to salvage the limb. As part of his 18-month rehabilitation, he took to the sport of mountain biking. He would ride his bike to and from physical therapy with the external fixator attached to his leg. After he recovered, Daley returned to duty and served another three years working as a squad leader at the Warrior Transition Battalion.
In 2014, Daley retired after 23 years of honorable service to the Army. He currently resides in San Antonio, TX with his wife of 25 years and their five wonderful and very supportive children.