SCOTT C DELPH
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HONORED ON PANEL 55W, LINE 12 OF THE WALL

SCOTT CLAYMON DELPH

WALL NAME

SCOTT C DELPH

PANEL / LINE

55W/12

DATE OF BIRTH

10/30/1937

CASUALTY PROVINCE

DINH TUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/21/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SHERIDAN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hamilton County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

BM1

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR SCOTT CLAYMON DELPH
POSTED ON 4.29.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear BM1 Scott Delph,
Thank you for your service as a Boatswain't Mate 1st Class. Tomorrow is the 43rd anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 6.21.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear BM1 Scott Claymon Delph, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 9.8.2015
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of BM1 Scott C. Delph

Final Mission of BM1 Scott C. Delph
On 21 June 1968, Petty Officer Patrick O. Ford was serving as the after machine gunner aboard PBR-750 as part of a two-boat patrol operating in the upper My Tho River near the town of Cai Be. The boats were maneuvering down the river when they spotted a sampan fleeing into a nearby canal. PBR-750 gave chase and captured the sampan one hundred meters further up the canal. As the patrol boat returned to the river with a Viet Cong suspect and the captured sampan in tow, it was ambushed by a Viet Cong patrol who unleashed an overwhelming barrage of heavy machine gun fire and rockets. Two explosive B-40 rockets struck PBR-750 immediately killing the patrol leader, Lietuenant William E. Dennis and the boat coxswain, Boatswain's Mate First Class Scott C. Delph. Within seconds the patrol boat was ablaze and out of control, heading directly for the Viet Cong positions. As the PBR veered toward the river bank, at least four additional rockets struck the craft. Ford, being seriously wounded in the initial barrage, tenaciously maintained a steady volume of return fire from his aft machine gunner's station until he perceived that the boat was out of control. In the face of enemy gunfire and with his clothing on fire, Ford assisted three seriously wounded shipmates from the PBR into the water. Only after insuring that all the surviving crewmembers had left the boat did Ford make his way into the water. He was the last man alive to leave what was left of PBR-750. Soon after Petty Officer Ford entered the water, he was killed by a burst of enemy machine gun fire. However, as a result of his fearless devotion to duty, he saved the lives of two of his shipmates. For his "extraordinary heroism" in battle on June 21, 1968 and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Navy, Petty Officer Ford was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross. For his heroism, on June 29, 1985 he had a ship, the USS Ford FFG-54, named after him. [Narrative and images from brownwater-navy.com]
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POSTED ON 11.11.2014
POSTED BY: Tiffany Delph

Thank you

Thank you for sharing these photos of my grandfather. I never got the chance to meet him, but am proud of his efforts and sacrifices.
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POSTED ON 12.5.2012
POSTED BY: April Delph

Remembrance

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