Jan Scruggs, a Vietnam veteran, is the person who started the popular Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC - dedicated in 1982. This sacred place gets over 5 Million visitors annually and has had a deep impact on many veterans and families of those who served.
Jan met Jimmy Buffett while on a trip to California in 2009. Jimmy was helpful to Jan when he had a 2012 ceremony at which the Secretaries of Defense and Interior spoke as well as then Second Lady Jill Biden. Jimmy entertained the audience with God Bless America at the event which also had family members of Fallen US Troops from Iraq and elsewhere.
In November 2017 Jan was in a Coma expected to die. Burial arrangements were being made at Arlington National Cemetery. Jimmy sent a song to a film producer in Maryland who got the song to Jan's wife, Becky. She made contact since it was widely known that the life of Jan Scruggs would soon come to an end. This song ended with a line that encourages Jan to " Hang In There, Jan". The Buffett song was played for Jan over and over - day after day.
To the shock of everyone Jan awoke from the Coma in December! Within a few weeks he was walking. Last year he had his heart valves replaced at the Cleveland Clinic. He is active at Skiing, Golf and exercises daily.
Jan feels that the song helped him get out of the coma. Maybe you will agree when you hear the voice of Jimmy Buffett. www.janscruggs.com. Thank You, Jimmy !!