Retired Air Force Capt. Scott O’Grady, who survived in Bosnia after his jet was shot down last year, is among the Ten Outstanding Young Americans announced Wednesday by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce.
O’Grady, 29, was shot down by the Bosnian Serbs and survived in hiding for six days while eating leaves, grass and ants. He is now an Air Force recruiting spokesman.
O’Grady and nine others will be honored at a ceremony March 14 in Washington, D.C.
Past recipients include Presidents Nixon, Kennedy, Ford and Clinton, actor Christopher Reeve and sled dog champion Susan Butcher.