January 20, 2013 in Features

Book Notes: Army Ranger/author to speak in Spokane


A U.S. Army Ranger who was blinded in a suicide bombing in Iraq – and who continued to serve – will be in Spokane this week to talk about his experiences.

Capt. Scott Smiley will be the featured guest at the Spokane College Women’s Association luncheon at noon Wednesday at the Red Lion River Inn.

Smiley, a 2003 graduate of the United States Military Academy, became the Army’s first blind active-duty company commander. He recently graduated from Duke University with a master’s in business administration. In 2010 Simon and Schuster published his memoir, “Hope Unseen.”

Admission to Wednesday’s event is $20 and includes lunch. Reservations are due today by call calling (509) 368-0695.

For information, visit www.spokanecollege women.org.

Carolyn Lamberson

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