Today’s Star Spangled Salute honors Veteran Shawn McColligan. Shawn knows one thing to be true, first hand: A Veteran that doesn’t have a mission is a Veteran that’s in crisis. Shawn’s mission and passion is Barbeque. Recently he competed in Alabama in a World BBQ Championship. Shawn’s turkey smoke got tenth place, his pork shoulder got sixth place, and his chicken got a perfect score. Shawn says barbeque is something that brings him peace and gives him something to focus on . Before BBQ, Shawn said he would just want to stay inside, close the windows, lock the door, and not even talk with people. The best part, Shawn shares all of his cooking secrets and tricks with other Veterans free of charge, saying if they show interest he wants to hopefully get them addicted to something positive too. Congrats on your BBQ success Shawn and THANK YOU for your service.