VIETNAM - SCOTT, ROGER LEE

Scott, Roger Lee

VIETNAM - SCOTT, ROGER LEE
SCOTT, ROGER LEE

Rank: Warrant Officer

Unit: Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 100B – Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot

Awards: Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Air Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Army Aviator Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Note: OH-6A, Tail # 66-07895, Co-pilot
Flight class: 69-23, Fort Wolters, Texas

Enlisted by: Reserve

Date of birth: 9-Feb-1950

Hometown: Powell, Wyoming

Marital status: Married to Vicki J. Scott

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 6-Sep-1968

Start of tour: 4-Sep-1969

Incident date: 20-Jan-1970

Date of casualty: 20-Jan-1970

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Helicopter Crash — Crew (MC). Aircraft loss, crash not at sea.
Roger Lee Scott was killed while co-pilot on a military aircraft on a military mission when the aircraft was fired upon by a hostile ground force. The aircraft crashed and burned. / Co-pilot on LOH-6A on visual reconnaissance mission.  Aircraft received hostile small arms (SA) fire, crashed and burned.

Location of fatality: Quang Duc, South Vietnam, YU 921 231

Place of interment: Crown Hill Cemetery, Powell, Wyoming, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 14W 050 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

SILVER STAR

SILVER STAR
POSTHUMOUS

WARRANT OFFICER WO1 ROGER LEE SCOTT
20 JANUARY 1970
AIR CAVALRY TROOP
11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Warrant Officer Scott distinguished himself by gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict against an armed hostile force on 20 January 1970 while serving as a co-pilot with the Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date Warrant Officer Scott was flying with the aero scout platoon on a visual reconnaissance mission. As his ship passed over an enemy troop concentration, it was struck by intense automatic weapons fire, setting the engine on fire. Reacting instantly, he began marking the enemy locations with smoke while the pilot attempted to control the ship. Warrant Officer Scott laid down heavy suppressive fire, but the enemy fire hit the ship several more times, causing it to crash, resulting in Warrant Officer Scott being fatally injured. Warrant Officer 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. 1325 (31 March 1970)

 

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