Danny Ray Scott

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
27 August 1948 - 07 January 1969
Fort Worth, Texas
Panel 35W Line 051

Silver Star

Combat Infantry

Bronze Star (Merit), Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Danny Ray Scott

04 Jun 2007

Danny Ray's grandfather and my grandfather were twin brothers. While Danny Ray was more than a decade older than me, I have fond memories of him when he would come over when we were visiting my grandparents in the small central Texas town of Sidney. Our grandfathers lived next door to each other, with a pasture between them. He loved to pick and tease at my siblings and myself, along with my two uncles who were his age. We are a very close family, and I really missed having Danny Ray around when we grew up. I would have liked to have seen the type of man the young man I knew became.

From a cousin,
Marie LeBlanc Walker

Tuesday, Jan 14, 1969

Pvt. Danny Ray Scott

COMANCHE {BBC) - Services for Pvt. Danny Ray Scott, 21, are pending at Comanche Funeral Home. He was killed in Vietnam during hostile action on Jan. 6.
He is a former resident of Sidney. His parents, Mr, and Mrs. Emmett Scott, now live in Fort Worth.
His body is expected to arrive in about two weeks. Burial will be in Pendergrass Cemetery in Sidney.
Survivors include his parents of Fort Worth; one sister, Mrs. Donna Moore of Sidney; paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Scott of Sidney; maternal grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Bill Glasgow of Benbrook; his great-grandmother, Mrs. Venita Randall of Comanche.

MEDALS RECEIVED - Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Scott Sunday received medals posthumously awarded their son, Danny Ray Scott, who was killed in Vietnam Jan 7. A Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge were presented by Col. DeWitt Fair, commander of the 49th Armored Group at the National Guard Armory.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 07 Jan 1969 a platoon from C Company, 3/22nd Infantry, was engaged northeast of Tay Ninh City, about 8 miles from the Cambodian border. Five men died in the firefight and a sixth died three days afterwards from wounds received:
  • 1LT Leo R. Mullen, Providence, RI;
  • SGT Robert J. Bowlin, Sparta, IL;
  • SP4 William Francisco, Summit, NJ (DoW 01/10/1969);
  • SP4 James K. Merrell, Milroy, IN;
  • SP4 Craig S. Olson, Osseo, WI; and
  • SP4 Danny R. Scott, Fort Worth, TX (Silver Star).
A seventh soldier was missing in action. Sergeant Larry D. Welsh, of Kansas City, Kansas, who had been lightly wounded during the fight, disappeared while seeking aid for another wounded soldier. Although one wounded soldier and the body of another were recovered when US forces returned to the area the following day Sergeant Welsh was not found. He was carried as Missing in Action until 11 Feb 1974, when the Secretary of the Army approved a Presumptive Finding of Death.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 04 Jun 2007
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