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William Alexander Scott Jr.

Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army

RA12288274

Headquarters Company
Fourth Battalion
503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
173rd Airborne Brigade

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: July 10, 1967
Buried at: Section P, Plot 52B
                  Beverly National Cemetery
                  916 Bridgeboro Road
                  Beverly NJ 08010
Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster


SERGEANT FIRST CLASS WILLIAM A. SCOTT JR. was born on December 28, 1928 in West Virginia to William and Lenora Scott. He was the third child, coming after sisters Nettie L. and Florence Scott. The family was living in Fayetteville VA in April of 1930, in a small, unincorporated town known as Cunard.

The Scott family came north and settled in Camden NJ by the 1940s. William A. Scott Jr. attended Camden High School. He joined the United States Army in 1947. At that time his family was living at 1884 South 10th Street, in Camden's Centerville section.

William A. Scott Jr. had been promoted to the rank of Sergeant by the summer of 1953. He was then serving with the 7th Infantry Division in North Korea when on July 8 he was wounded by a rocket. After a brief hospitalization he returned to duty on August 12. His Military Occupational specialty at that time was 01745 Light Weapons Infantry Leader

A career soldier, William A. Scott Jr. had been promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class by 1967. His military occupation specialty (MOS) is listed as 11F4P Infantry Operations and Intelligence Specialist. 

Sergeant Scott began his tour of duty on April 24, 1967. He was serving with Headquarters Company, Fourth Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade, when he was killed in action by small arms fire in Kontum Province, Vietnam, on July 10, 1967.

Sergeant First Class Scott was brought home and buried at Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly NJ on July 21, 1967. He was survived by his wife, Pearl Scott,  his parents, who had moved to Magnolia NJ, and two sisters.


Camden
Courier-Post

July 19, 1967

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WILLIAM ALEXANDER SCOTT
is honored on Panel 23E, Row 46 of
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.


MESSAGES LEFT ON THEWALL-USA

** Note that some of these messages are from years ago
and their contact information may not be good anymore **

Bill Scott was a Platoon SFC.

Bill, you were a good guy. I wish you could have made it to retirement. Remembering you. - John Daly

John Daly
KSkosich@aol.com
Friday, April 12, 2002


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