VIETNAM - SCOTT, BARRY FRANK

Scott, Barry Frank

VIETNAM - SCOTT, BARRY FRANK
SCOTT, BARRY FRANK

Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 71B – Clerk-Typist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 23-Feb-1945

Hometown: Linden, Michigan

Marital status: Married to Carolyn E. Scott

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 16-Apr-1968

Start of tour: 22-Jun-1969

Incident date: 26-Nov-1969

Date of casualty: 26-Nov-1969

Age at death: 24

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Burns/Smoke Inhalation. Burns.
Barry Frank Scott was killed while at a night defensive position when the area came under attack by a hostile force. / At night defensive position (NDP). Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Four Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SP4 Jon Anthony Allen
SP4 Johnny Carl Jones
SSG Arthur John Rambo
SP4 Barry Frank Scott

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 545 846

Place of interment: Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 16W 126 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

BRONZE STAR MEDAL

BRONZE STAR MEDAL
WITH VALOR DEVICE
POSTHUMOUS

SPECIALIST FOUR BARRY FRANK SCOTT
26 NOVEMBRE 1969
HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS TROOP, 3rd SQUADRON

11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Specialist Four Scott distinguished himself by heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force on 26 November 1969 while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date the squadron command post suddenly came under intense mortar and rocket grenade fire from a North Vietnamese Army force. Specialist Scott immediately volunteered to assist the crew of an undermanned assault vehicle. While guarding the vehicle, he was wounded in both legs when a rocket-propelled grenade struck the vehicle. A medical evaluation team managed to pull him down from the burning vehicle, but he remounted it and manned the mounted machine gun. While he was placing suppressive fire on the enemy, the vehicle was suddenly engulfed in flames and Specialist Scott was fatally injured. Specialist Four Scott’s actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
Headquarters, II Field Force Vietnam General Orders No. 4912 (26 December 1969)

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