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POW During Operation: Iraqi Freedom; Contestant on "The Amazing Race"

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 Ron Young Biography

Ron Young was a former POW in the 2003 Gulf military action against Iraq who later became a contestant in the reality show The Amazing Race 7.

Growing up in Lithia Springs, Georgia, Young had dreamed of flying jets since he was a young child. After becoming an Eagle Scout, Young learned he could fly Apache helicopters if he joined the Army, so he enlisted.

On March 23, 2003, during his first combat mission in the Iraqi war, he and his copilot, Chief Warrant Officer David Williams, went down with their Apache Longbow helicopter amidst fierce gunfire about 50 miles southwest of Baghdad. Iraqi soldiers shot at them for more than an hour before they were finally taken captive and held as prisoners of war for 22 days.

Two attempts were made to rescue the pilots, but the fire was so heavy that those first efforts were unsuccessful. Finally, Young, Williams and the other five POWs were rescued by the Marines on April 13, 2003.

Over a year later, he competed in The Amazing Race 7 together with his then girlfriend, beauty queen Kelly McCorkle. The couple finished the competition in third place.

Today, Young works for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, as a motivational speaker and a cable news special contributor.

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Ron Young

POW During Operation: Iraqi Freedom; Contestant on "The Amazing Race"

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Ron Young Biography

Ron Young was a former POW in the 2003 Gulf military action against Iraq who later became a contestant in the reality show The Amazing Race 7.

Growing up in Lithia Springs, Georgia, Young had dreamed of flying jets since he was a young child. After becoming an Eagle Scout, Young learned he could fly Apache helicopters if he joined the Army, so he enlisted.

On March 23, 2003, during his first combat mission in the Iraqi war, he and his copilot, Chief Warrant Officer David Williams, went down with their Apache Longbow helicopter amidst fierce gunfire about 50 miles southwest of Baghdad. Iraqi soldiers shot at them for more than an hour before they were finally taken captive and held as prisoners of war for 22 days.

Two attempts were made to rescue the pilots, but the fire was so heavy that those first efforts were unsuccessful. Finally, Young, Williams and the other five POWs were rescued by the Marines on April 13, 2003.

Over a year later, he competed in The Amazing Race 7 together with his then girlfriend, beauty queen Kelly McCorkle. The couple finished the competition in third place.

Today, Young works for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, as a motivational speaker and a cable news special contributor.

Ron Young Videos

  • Ron Young POW
  • Ron Young's Scoutmaster Inspired his Service
    Former POW and current Search & Rescue Pilot Ron Young tells the story of how his childhood Scoutmaster inspired him to serve in the United States...
  • Ron Young- Eagle Scout and former Prisoner of War
    Ron Young - Eagle Scout and also an Apache helicopter was shot down in Iraq. Ron learned many lessons while facing the enemy and grew closer to God...

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  • How to book Ron Young?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ron Young for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ron Young, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ron Young or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ron Young?

    Booking fees for Ron Young, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ron Young, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ron Young?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ron Young for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ron Young for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ron Young or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ron Young or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ron Young is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ron Young for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Ron Young generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mayim Bialik, Nick Lowery, Rob Waldo Waldman, Story Musgrave, M.D. and Jack Hanna. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ron Young for an upcoming event.

Ron Young Speaker Videos

  • Ron Young POW
    Ron Young's Scoutmaster Inspired his Service
    Former POW and current Search & Rescue Pilot Ron Young tells the story of how his childhood Scoutmaster inspired him to serve in the United States Army.
  • Ron Young- Eagle Scout and former Prisoner of War
    Ron Young - Eagle Scout and also an Apache helicopter was shot down in Iraq. Ron learned many lessons while facing the enemy and grew closer to God as he yearned for his freedom. We salute Ron for...

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