William Henry Scott
His tour began on August 20, 1969
Reconnaissance Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry, 198th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division
Died at the age of 20 in Quang Tin, South Vietnam
Cause of Death: Hostile, Ground Casualty
Buried in Knoxville National Cemetery on March 13, 1970 (Section C, Site 7466)

“He died while walking point for Recon Platoon, Company E, 2/1 (2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry) Americal Division. I was there when he stepped on a land mine. I was hit with shrapnel. He was a very strong man and a good soldier. All of us gave some, he gave all he had. He put his life on the line for us by walking point and made the ultimate sacrifice. He was very brave.” -William F. McGee, served with Scott

The Knoxville News Sentinel
March 3, 1970

Sp./4 William H. Scott, 20, Knoxville, was killed in action Tuesday in Vietnam, his family has been informed. He was the son of Mrs. Deborah Scott, 513 Douglas St. and William Lee Scott also of Knoxville. Specialist Scott was killed on a military mission when a booby trap detonated, the family was informed. Specialist Scott, who was graduated in 1967 from Rule High School, was promoted to specialist four in January. He was stationed in Chu Lai Province, South Vietnam in August. He also leaves two brothers, Sherby D. and Samuel Scott, and two sisters, Janet and Wanda Gail Scott, all of Knoxville. The body will be returned to Knoxville. Jarnigan & Sons Mortuary will be in charge of arrangements.

  • Rank: Specialist 4th Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 26 March 1949
  • Date of death: 3 March 1970
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 1st Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIII, Middle Panel
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