Saturday, September 03, 2011

Army Spc. Christopher J. Scott

Remember Our Heroes

Army Spc. Christopher J. Scott, 21, of Tyrone, N.Y.

Spc Scott was assigned to 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Sept. 3, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire.

Spc Scott was born in New Port Richey, FL, but raised in Dundee NY. He graduated from Dundee High School in 2009 where he participated in football, track and was the only male cheerleader on the Varsity Team. He received both the Maroon and White Varsity Letters in football and track.

A former Boy Scout, Spc Scott was an avid sportsman and hunter. He loved to go duck and coon hunting and was a member of the Spencer Van Etton Coon Hunting Club. He was skilled in martial arts and had received his Senior Red Belt.

He dreamed of serving his country as a Military Policeman. He followed his dream by joining the Army a month after he graduated high school. He was assigned to Fort Campbell in May 2010.

This was Spc Scott's first deployment, having just deployed to Afghanistan in July. He was killed 12 days before he was due to return home to get married.

"As a leader, I couldn't ask for a better soldier," said Sgt Christopher Coats, a team leader with the 561st Military Police Company. The way he conducted himself on a daily basis was 100% professional."

"Spc Scott served with distinction in our nations battle against terrorism," said Lt Col John Cook, Commander, 1st SQDN, 10th Cavalry Regiment.

Spc Scott's awards and decorations include:

Bronze Star
Purple Heart
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star
Overseas Service Ribbon
Army Good Conduct Medal
NATO Medal
Combat Action Badge

Army Spc. Christopher J. Scott was killed in action on 9/3/11.

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