DAVID L SCOTT
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HONORED ON PANEL 52E, LINE 11 OF THE WALL

DAVID LEE SCOTT

WALL NAME

DAVID L SCOTT

PANEL / LINE

52E/11

DATE OF BIRTH

04/01/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/25/1968

HOME OF RECORD

CARLOCK

COUNTY OF RECORD

McLean County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID LEE SCOTT
POSTED ON 12.8.2020

Final Mission of SP4 David L. Scott

Operation Delaware was a joint military action of the U.S. Army’s 1st Cavalry Division and Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) into the A Shau Valley to dislodge North Vietnamese Army (NVA) forces entrenched there since March 1966 after overrunning an isolated U.S. Special Forces camp. The A Shau, in Thua Thien Province, RVN, was a vital corridor the enemy used to move military supplies which came down the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and was used by the NVA as a staging area for numerous attacks in northern I Corps. OP Delaware began on April 19, 1968, after preparatory B-52 and tactical bombing of NVA anti-aircraft and troop positions in the valley. Troops from 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division were placed by helicopter as a blocking force on the road adjacent to LZ Tiger (Low) on the west side of the valley. On the sixth day of the operation, at approximately 6:00 PM, the First and Third Platoons with the Headquarters element of Company D, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry, were on a search and destroy operation near LZ Tiger when they were ambushed by an unknown-size enemy force concealed in well-fortified positions. PFC Hubia J. Guillory was on point with SP4 David L. Scott behind him in the slack position. With them was SP4 Daniel M. Kelley. Caught in a crossfire within twenty-five feet of the enemy, they were killed almost instantly. Kelley died of a neck wound, Scott was shot in the chest, and Guillory was hit and then killed when hand grenades were thrown within four feet of him. Three attempts were made to reach the men, but each was forced back by hostile action. Platoon members concealed thirty feet away could see the men’s torn pants and blood. They called out to the three soldiers until night fell, but there was no response. Observed for a minimum of two hours, no signs of life were detected. Because of the tactical situation, the unit broke into small groups to escape and evade, leaving their casualties behind. Repeated attempts to recover the remains of the three men were conducted in 1993, 2004, 2005, and 2011 without success. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and pownetwork.org]
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POSTED ON 3.29.2019
POSTED BY: Edith Stanton

message

it has been over 50 years since we lost you. You are always in our hearts and we will never forget the times we shared together. We all pray you will come home someday. Your cousin, Ron Stanton, and family. May God look out for you!
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POSTED ON 4.6.2017
POSTED BY: Lynn C Shindel

Lest We Forget

I will always be your friend an your family . Till the day we welcome you home .
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POSTED ON 8.20.2016
POSTED BY: Carol D Purcell

You are Still missed

One day you will be home
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POSTED ON 7.17.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 David Lee Scott, 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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