Scott Lilley will be one of the honorees at the second annual Elks Supporting New Mexico Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Tournament on Sept. 14.
Lilley, a former member of Minot AFB’s 5th Security Forces who was seriously wounded in Iraq in April 2007, will also be at the CD signing. Lilley, now of San Antonio, Texas, was on tour with singer Chris Young in 2009 for a Great American Country-TV special “Stars For Stripes: Wounded Warriors Return.”
Lilley received serious head injuries in Iraq when a roadside bomb hit the Humvee he was in, and he was hit by shrapnel.
He and his dad, Frank Lilley, of Roswell, went to Iraq with Young and singer Craig Morgan in October 2009. There, Young and Morgan entertained the troops while Scott Lilley and another wounded warrior, Sgt. 1st Class Joe Bowser, told their stories. Frank Lilley also was able to address and thank the troops.
They visited the site where Staff Sgt. Scott Lilley was wounded in Baghdad, went to the hospital in Balad where he was flown and then stopped at the hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. Shows were given to troops along the way.
The Iraq visit resulted in a one-hour documentary made by Stars for Stripes and Great American Country TV and shown on GAC TV.
Lilley received a medical discharge from the Air Force in December 2010. As a civilian, he is working in information protection with the 502nd Air Base Wing at Lackland AFB, Texas.
Lilley is married to the former Candi McCloud of Belcourt. Their family includes Mikisha McCloud, 16, Jarron Otto, 12, and Mikaylie Lilley, who was born Dec. 14, 2011.