VIETNAM - SCOTT, WILLIAM NORMAN

Scott, William Norman

VIETNAM - SCOTT, WILLIAM NORMAN
SCOTT, WILLIAM NORMAN

Rank: Specialist 5

Unit: 919th Engineer Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 12B – Combat Engineer

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

Note: 3rd Platoon, Operation Akron

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 15-Aug-1944

Hometown: Casselberry, Florida

Marital status: Married to Ingrid U. Scott, one daughter

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 24-Oct-1962

Start of tour: 27-Oct-1966

Incident date: 19-Jun-1967

Date of casualty: 19-Jun-1967

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Unknown. Other causes.
William Norman Scott was in perimeter defense position when he engaged in firefight with a hostile force.

Ten Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SP4 Raymond Desmond Crowder Jr
SP4 William Jerry Dillon
PFC Edward Lee Fails Jr
SP4 Russell Louis Filiberti
SP4 Blaine Wilson Landers
PFC Bobby Louis Murphy
PFC Charles Howard Richards Jr
SSG Wayne Thomas Schumacher
SP5 William Norman Scott
PFC Leonard Vito Tedesco

Location of fatality: Phuoc Tuy, South Vietnam, Slope 30

Place of interment: Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Florida, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 22E 019 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

BRONZE STAR MEDAL

BRONZE STAR MEDAL
WITH VALOR DEVICE
POSTHUMOUS

SPECIALIST FIVE WILLIAM NORMAN SCOTT
19 JUNE 1967
919TH ENGINEER COMPANY
(ARMORED)
11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Specialist Five Scott distinguished himself by valorous actions on 19 June 1967, while serving as a machine gunner with his unit as it participated in Operation Akron. In the early morning hours, the unit Command Post received heavy fire from an estimated 300 Viet Cong, and Specialist Scott immediately detected forward enemy elements attacking his position. Disregarding withering barrages of hostile fire and the sheer numerical superiority of the enemy, Specialist Scott remained at his post, effectively suppressing repeated attacks. As the rate of fire from both sides increased, Specialist Scott was hit and mortally wounded by a burst of enemy fire. The fire he had brought upon the aggressors was instrumental in eventually repelling them and prevented the Command Post from being overrun. Specialist Five Scott’s courage and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest tradition of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division General Orders No. 3065 (6 July 1967)

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