About This Video

Purple Heart recipient and retired Army Maj. Scotty Smiley is hit by devastating shrapnel in a car bomb explosion while serving in Iraq.

You can watch the full program at MyHopeWithBillyGraham.org.

More About Scotty

Scotty writes on his website….

Six months into my deployment, a roadside bomb nearly ended my life, and left me seriously injured. I questioned God’s plan for my life. But Tiffany trusted God. Her love – and the love of family and friends – built a rampart around me. I slowly began to trust God and the plans He had for us.

I chose to continue on Active Duty serving our Country and trying to make a positive difference in others’ lives. I was able to teach leadership and command a Warrior Transition Unit at West Point. After that, I spent six months in Ft. Benning, Georgia at the Captain Career Course.

Tiffany and I moved from Washington to Virginia to North Carolina to New York to Georgia and back to Washington. Along the way, we have been blessed with three little boys: Grady, Graham and Baylor.

We are enjoying life here in Spokane, Washington, as I have taken a position with Gonzaga University’s ROTC Program. Each and every day in the Army brings us new adventures and excitement. I look forward to attending further Army schooling and preparing the Gonzaga ROTC Soldiers for Military life. God continues to guide us on this wonderful and sometimes unknown path.

For more from Scotty Smiley including his book “Hope Unseen” go to HopeUnseen.com

Related Scripture

Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.


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