Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Spc. Justin A. Scott

22, of Bellevue, Kentucky.
Scott died west of Ghazni, Afghanistan, when a weapons cache prematurely exploded. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on January 29, 2004.

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"Dear Scott Family,

I lived in Ft. Thomas, KY from 1990-2008, was in New York on 9/11 for business and today work for The Walt Disney Company in Los Angeles.

I just wanted to thank you for raising such a fine son and know that I think about your son each and every Memorial Day weekend. I am so grateful that Justin and others have fought so hard to keep my wife and daughters safe all these years. I saw firsthand that day in New York what happens when our freedom and safety is compromised.

We tend to do a good job of creating "pretend" heros out here in Hollywood, yet wanted to write you to let you know that your son is the "TRUE" hero!"
Chris Connolly of Pasadena, CA

"juson I remember you so young nd insonent when I returned from the servive and moved nexy to you and your family i will never forget you and you are always in my dreams Love you and your family for life"
tim kohne of Cocington ky

"Watching Restrepo. Made me think of you and your sacrifice. Still so sorry you are gone. However you will never be forgotten. God bless your family."
Sarah of Georgetown Ky

"It's been ten years, I still think of you and all the joys of life that you didn't get to enjoy because you paid the ultimate sacrifice so I could. You were so young. I went to school with you and have known you since we were in grade school there were many times I wanted to just try to talk to you but I was to shy, I wish I could've been able to get to know you better."

"Dear justin, and his family,
I only went to school with justin for a little over a year , but in that year me and justin became pretty close.. He was such an amazing kid.. Me being new in a school where i didnt know anyone, justin welcomed me with open arms from day one.. We hung out everyday at school, and after for the year i lived in bellevue ky, till i moved back to cincinnati, even after that we stayed in touch for the longest.. I didnt know justin had lost his life till a few years back when i had asked a friend of ours how he was doin.. I'm sad b/c i didnt know sooner ,to pay my respects to him, and his family. losing touch with him over ther years, there was never a day that didnt go by he didnt cross my mind. I think about him everyday, and hate myself for us losing touch. he will always be in my heart, and never forgotten, as so will his family for losing such an amazing kid at such a young age.. I'll never forget that big smile he always had on his face, the memories we did make in the short time of knowing him, and still to this day i still have all the letters we wrote each other, pictures we took together, and i will keep them forever... there isnt enough words in this world i can say to express my feeling for justin on how brave he was to go risk his own life to make ours better. its been 8 years, but losing someone you love is never easy, and nothing will ever heal that hole in ur hearts, my love,and prayers go out to his family, and close friends...

those we love dont go away,they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear.... R.I.P JUSTIN A.SCOTT.. YOU WILL FOREVER BE MISSED AND IN MY HEART"
Amber. D (bluesky1@zoomtown.com) of cincinnati, ohio

"you will never be forgotten...and you are remembered daily by your fellow soldiers and friends from 2/87 inf. Catamounts."
Sgt. Steven Boyd(ret) of new brunswick, nj

"Dear Sweet Justin,
You were such a blessing in our lives. I was not the perfect mom, but that did not change just how much I loved you and still do. We teach 1yr old Wyatt, you nephew by Joseph, who you are and every year we memorialize you. You are still and always be missed greatly. Loving you always, forever and a day."
Lisa Lou of Germantown, KY

"Dear Justin
i am your cusin and i cant belive its been over 7 years since you left this world.Even though i met you once maybe twice i will never forget you and you will always be in my heart and mind."
Zack of Venice Florida

"Hi Justy!

It's Ma.
It would be an understatement to say we LOVE and MISS you. I never stop thinking of you. Much has changed since we lost you. Your Sister Sammi is engaged; Joe has a home with his woman and the biggest news is your Brother Joe and Jenny have made you an Uncle. They named the baby boy after you...Wyatt Andrew Scott. Kristin's Sister also named her Son after you and another family member on my side named a boy after you.. We keep in touch with your friends,who have been very loyal.

I Try to keep flowers and a Picture
of you at your gravesite.
I want people to see our Justin.

I'll go for now.

Tons of Love, MA"
Ma of Germantown, KY

"May 30, 2011

Justin,
It is hard to believe you have been away from us for 6yrs. I am sure you realize just how many good friends you have. All you friends from high school still to this day come to the farm every January 29th to pay their respects to you and visit your grave site at midnight to honor you. And again on the day you were born July 4th, the come to the farm to celebrate the birth of a great man. I am so honored to have them in our lives. I am even more honored to have called you son. You were an incredible man and we love you so much. Jeff Chandler and the gain brought honor to you, Nick and Russell today at the Memorial day parade and we hope to do the same next year. Love you and miss you so much Justin. Your loving step mom, Lisa."

"Hey Justin it's Erica. You know Joe's daughter, lol, as if that was my entire identity. I just wanted to say thank you. I think about you and the sacrifice you made often. You remain in my heart.My dad has a pic of you and the team in his living room still to this day. I wish we could go back to those days. I miss you. I know you are in good hands though, for God is good all the time."
Erica Sucietto of Highland Heights, Kentucky

"The price of liberty is, always has been, and always will be blood: the person who is not willing to die for his liberty has already lost it to the first scoundrel who is willing to risk dying to violate that person's liberty. Are you free? I remember we were on a field training exercise with Justin and we made contact, Larry Herbert bounded with his team, Justin was a part of that team, and they crossed the objective and regrouped. Justin was a brand new soldier-his helmet was on, barely, he had lost the ammunition pouch to his weapon, and his trousers were hanging all out over the place. All we could do was laugh. Thanks for the memories."
Sgt. Gabriel Ramos of Dallas, TX

"7/3/10
To those of you who visit this site:

Our soldiers-
They fight for our freedom
only to sacrifice their freedom.

Today we recognize and pay our respects on this patriotic day to all the fallen soldiers, and their surviving families.
We have been without Justin for 6yrs. Their are nine young men who to this day come see the Scott Family on July 4th (Justin's birthdate) and on January 29th (Justin's date of death). These nine men continue to celebrate life and freedom in honor of Justin. Today they come mourning the loss of yet another friend, PFS Russell Madden. Russell one of the original 9 friends lost is life in combat while serving his country in Afghanistan. We also mourn a second loss of what we consider one of our adopted 9 young men. Justin I pray you met Russell with open arms and a friendly "B" Town solute to the gates of heaven. God knows how much we miss the two of you. We shall meet again some day.
Love to all who have lost!
Love to all who shall live for those lost we have lost at war.
Love you "B" Town Men. Keep on brining those babies to the farm."
Mom "S" of Germantown, KY

"Justin your father loves my son as if he was your brother. I too love you the same and I am as proud of you as any father could be."
Herb Rardin of Silver Grove,Ky.UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

"To the family of Justin Scott...I was one of the first Non-Commissioned Officers Justin had in the Army. I was real hard on that young man in hopes that I along with SSG Dexter Wise and Sgt Matt Christianson could prepare him for combat. I was one of the NCOs in his squad when we deployed to Egypt and we witnessed 9/11 on tv while deployed. I knew that one day he would deploy with the 10th Mountain to combat. I left the unit prior to their eventual deployment to Afghanistan to continue my career in Hawaii with the 25th Infantry Divison. As fate would have it my unit was sent to Afghanistan to replace 2-87. It was then when I ran into some of the guys and asked how Justin was doing that I was told that he was killed in action. My heart broke when I heard the news, Justin while at times could try my patience was one hell of a kid who I knew would go far in the Military. He was such a motivated young man with enormous potential and the loss of such a young man is always devistating. Through out my 12 months in Afghanistan I carries Justina picture with me as a reminder of the sacrifices that we may be called upon to make. My heart goes out to his sister and family...he always talked about his sister. He was and is a great American, a outstanding Soldier and a great kid. Justin as the years pass you are not forgotten by me or your fellow Catamounts!

SSG Sean R Bridges (Bravo Company , Afghanistan an Iraq veteran with the 25th ID)"
SSG Sean Bridges of Schofield barracks, Hawaii

"The Final Roll Call


We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.

We thought about you yesterday,
And days before that too.

We think of you in silence,
We often speak your name.

Now all we have are memories,
And your picture in a frame.

Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we'll never part.

God has you in his keepiing,
We have you in our HEARTS!!!!"
Jeff Chandler of Dayton Ky

"Sometimes I wonder why people fight for our country. I mean why risk your life for something that might never affect you. Why go over there when there are tons of other people who you know can do it?
My Dad's in the military. He has never been to Iraq but knows many who have. I am scared for him every day. Yet, sometimes I wonder. Is it a good thing if he goes.
People fight for us so that we have freedom. So, that we can live without being scared that something such as 9/11 will happen again.
Many have fought and died for our country, and I have remorse for them. Yet, it is a good thing that they did and even if they did not kill someone, or if they did not stop a raiding. Even if they were the lowest ranking of the military they still died with honor. They died for our country. Knowing that they would be missed and that they would miss things. The veterans that died in Iraq and in many other wars only did it for us. And they ALL died heroes. No matter who they were or what they did.
Thank you."
of USA

"Justin evan though i never knew i know how much you ment to yor family.
Love your
Cuz"
Randall R. Sott Jr. of Bexley, Ohio/ Us

"TODAY IS A SPECIAL DAY NOT ONLY DO U WE CELEBRATE OUR INDEPENDENCE AND FREEDOM WE ALSO CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY FOR AN AMERICAN HERO JUSTIN SCOTT WHO WAS THE FIRST NOTHERN KENTUCKY SOLDIER KILL IN THE WAR ON TERRORISM. HE WAS A GREAT GUY. I MET JUSTIN BACK IN 1997 WHEN I WENT FISHING WITH HIM JERRY GRAMER AND BARRY GRAINGER DOWN IN A CREEK IN GLENCOE KY. SO TODAY WHEN U ALL LIGHT OFF YOUR FIREWORKS THINK OF JUSTIN.

TO JERRY GRAMER, KEVIN SINGLETON, HUCK, MIKE RARDIN, BARRY GRAINGER, OPIE. I LOVE U GUYS U GUYS R LIKE BROTHER TO ME I WISH I COULD BE THERE WITH U ALL DOWN IN GERMANTOWN TODAY TO CELEBRATE JUSTINS BDAY I KNOW ITS GOING TO BE A GREAT TIME IT ALWAYS IS.

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell,
Blue skys from pain.
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade
Your heros for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We’re just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl,
Year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.


GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT HE LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"
JEFF CHANDLER of DAYTON KY

"Justin,
Do you remember all the great times that we had? (mashed potatoes:) Fun times! What were we, 14? 15?
I remember so much fun and so much happiness. We were so young although it seems like yesterday. We grew up so fast and I suppose that is what happens, but there will always be a place in my heart that's yours. I talk to you often so I know that you know that you are as special to me now as you were then. My cousin, Ed is a friend of Joe's and we were all hanging out together a while back and oh my gosh! He was grown! Looking at Joe and talking to him reminded me of talking to you. He seems to be a great person! I am so thankful to have gotten to meet him again after all this time. I could type forever but it would never do you enough justice. You are everyone's Hero.
God Bless You and Your Family and Friends! I love you."
Kristi of KY

"Justin,
Do you remember all the great times that we had? (mashed potatoes:) Fun times! What were we, 14? 15?
I remember so much fun and so much happiness. We were so young although it seems like yesterday. We grew up so fast and I suppose that is what happens, but there will always be a place in my heart that's yours. I talk to you often so I know that you know that you are as special to me now as you were then. My cousin, Ed is a friend of Joe's and we were all hanging out together a while back and oh my gosh! He was grown! Looking at Joe and talking to him reminded me of talking to you. He seems to be a great person! I am so thankful to have gotten to meet him again after all this time. I could type forever but it would never do you enough justice. You are everyone's Hero.
God Bless You and Your Family and Friends! I love you.

P.S. Bill, Lisa: Please contact me if you'd like: khilbert@fuse.net"
Kristi of KY

"Well, it's Feb of 08. Time has flown, but we still havent forgotten ya man. I was just talking about you the other day to some old friends. Keep an eye out for us, would ya? Miss and love ya bud."
Paul Casiano, SSG of currently back in Iraq; Ft Drum NY

"Hey Justin, i can't beleive that is already been 4 years since you died!! I actually cried for the first time in 3 years this past january, I guess just because i held it back all them years for mom and dad and it all finally just came out, but it's all good now cause i had someone very special that I love hold me and tell me that every thing is going to be alright. His name is Keith by the way well i just thought i would say HAPPY V-Day bro I love and miss you.

Love always, your lil sis"
Samantha Scott of Germantown, KY

"4 years Justin... and I still can't stop thinking about you. We miss you so much..."
Jamie

"This message is ment for Justin A. Scott. Hey man I never knew you, but your in heaven looking down on your baby sister so you probably already know I'm your sisters newest boyfriend, Keith. I realy don't know what to say. It is a shame that I never had the chance to met you, from the way that all of your friends and family have talked about you, you must have been a heck of a good guy. I met most of your friends this past July. They all miss you greatly when I was there in July everyone of them said that they wish you could have been there. Maybe one day i will be able meet you to face to face, but untill then you will be in the heart and mind of not only me but everyone that has had the pleasure of meeting you."
Keith Evans of Dover, Ky

"November 19, 2007
To the family of Spc. Justin A. Scott:
Justin gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Hey Justin what are you to up there miss you lots down here. Can't wait to see you again even though its goig to be a long time well thought i would say hey talk at you l8ter. LOVE YOU SO MUCH Your sister Samantha"
Samantha of Germantown, KY, USA

"To the family of:Justin A. Scott I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"Hey bro whats up aint been to your grave kately, i realy don't like going their to often cause i know that only your body is their not your soul i swear i think about you everyday and will never ever begin to forget you. i seen your boys (your friends that look after me like i am their sister) but n-e ways i wish you could have been their this one day back when we lived in Bellevue cause i had my boyfriend chris out in the front of the house after school one day and opie was down the street and i called him up freaking chris took off running to the back yard. it was so funny cause he was just so scared of him and idk y and the paris we have are so fun. i remmember one year when dad and kevin got so drunk they passed out on the dog beds and you know how dad is with dog hair. but n-e ways i am about to graduate from high school and when i do i am going to collage to be a livestock vet they make a lot of money i can't wait to do it tho, the only part i aint looking forward to is sticking my hand up a cow or bulls butt kind of sick but i guess i'll get use to it. but i g2g love you oh yeah one last thing GOOD GAME!!!! love you bye"
Your sis samantha of Germantwon, ky wish bellevue tho

"Sgt Justin A Scott.

Just wanna say if it wasnt for Jerry i would have never known u and im Glad I do know u. I never met anyone that lived there life to the fullest like u did there are so many people that are proud of you. u was always up for a challenge. Well buddy i will see u again one day. God Bless U R.I.P from your Dayton Friend Jeff Chandler"
Jeff Chandler of Dayton, ky USA

"God bess your son's effort defending his country. My son, a Marine fought in the last war in Iraq made it home safe. I feel very blessed for that.
Viet Vet"
Pete Myles of Eustis, Florida

"My deepest sympathies go out to you, your son, you family, and all the rest of the troops currently deployed to dangerous duty stations around the world."
Jason Pearson of Grand Ledge, MI (Formerly of B.Co.2/87 INF, Ft. Drum)

"Justin,
I would like to say thank you to you and the 7 other soldiers who were killed in that blast for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Vires Montesque Vincimus"
(We Conquer Power And Mountains)
87th Inf. Motto"

"To the family of SPC Justin Scott, I want to say first and formost that Justin, his family and friends are in my prayers. Although I didnt know Justin I am sure he was a lot like myself and my troops here in Iraq. A soldier who came into the military as a young man and was turned into a finely tuned fighting machine and that you have to be proud of. Being able to defend the greatest nation of all. Just thought i could pay my respects and tell you that every soldier who has stepped foot on forgien soil is in my prayers daily. Feel free to email me chad.cassidy@us.army.mil"
SGT Chad Cassidy of Ar Ramadi, IRAQ

"I cried for you, just as I promised.
HM2(AW)Billings
Bagram Air Base-'03-'04"
Mark Billings of Guam

"justin you will always be carried in my heart and i will never forget you. may you rest in peace. i love you!"
jillian walz of florence kentucky

"I was with scott as a memeber of the Scout platoon in 2/87. He always knew what smart or funny comment to make at just the right time, and could always keep us laughing. Swore up and down he was the best spades player. I never laughed so hard as when he and muff would get in an argument or tell a story. everyday i'll remeber you, Cook, and SSG Clemons, and everyday it'll hurt that i lost a friend so close. I guess for now ya'll three can keep watch over us until we come to releave you brother for ever man "Scouts Out" Blinky."
Sgt Paul Adam Purser of Ft. Polk La. U.S.A.

"Not even a million words could determine what I feel so I'm
just going to say I love you."
Unknown of Kentucky

"Justin I love you and miss you so much.
I think about you alot. I'm so proud of you for putting others before yourself, now your in heaven."
Denice Scott of germantown,ky,USA

"To the Family of Justin A. Scott:

I am deeply sorry for the loss of your son. I am proud of him serving our country, as much as I am the rest of the Military, and protecting me and my family. I believe he is watching over you (the family) now, and he will always be in your hearts.

I also served in the U.S. Army, at Ft. Drum (I was in 2/22 Inf. Regt) from Sept 1989 to Dec 1993. I volunteered for Desert Strom, and I know what it was like for him to leave to a strange place too. I also know the pride he felt in serving his country.

If you need anything please feel free to email me at: Toddr41042@fuse.net"
Todd of Florence, Kentucky

"to justin's family
i am sorry for your loss but i would like to say thank you to justin for fighting for my freedoms. and thanks to all of the other soldiers God bless you."
Kimberly of USA!!!

"justin,
i didnt really talk to you. we didnt really get a chance,but i always think of you and the family. i no your safe and i no you are alright because u are in the safest place ever. where nobody can cause you pain. where nobody can hurt you"
greer locatell of moorestown NJ

"Mr. and Mrs. Scott,
I was in Headquarters company with Justin and I have some pictures of his memorial service that we gave all the soldiers that died that day. If you're interested contact me."
Spc. Sean Stoots of Mesa Az

"To the family of Justin Scott,
I had the honor and the privilage to work with Justin in Afghanistan on several occasions. He was a great man and a friend and he has been missed. I will never forget the times on guard in the mountains or the months we were at Ghazni. Nothing that I could ever write here could ever do Justin justice so I will end with this:
I lost a friend that day, and I will never forget the sacrifice that Justin made on 29 Jan 2004 for this country, for me, and for you."
SrA James S. Blair of Ft. Drum, NY

"I Would Like To Say Thank You Justin For All You Did,I Was On Post And Was Buying Some Items When A Friend Noticed Two Diff Wrist Braclets.And For Some Reason I Picked The One On The Right...It Was Justin's I Know The Agony Of A Loss Ive Loss 2 Friends And A Brother...To His Family I Just Wanna Say Thanks Alot If You Need To Reach Me my Email Is touchmyhahn@yahoo.com

Thanks And Much Love
matt"
SGT Matt Campbell of Ft Bragg NC USA

"To the Justin Scott family:
I came across this web site last night (3-4-05) when I typed in my son's name, Adam Kinser. He was with your son in Afghanistan and believe me when I tell you that you are not alone in your grief. Losing Adam has by far been the hardest thing our family has ever gone through. I miss him every day, moment by moment, but I do not mourn as someone who has no hope. Because I know Adam was a Christian and because I am one also, I know that I will see him again some day. What a glorious hope that is. I know that Adam and Justin are doing something great in heaven. Don't know what it is, but some day I will! In the meantime, I'd just like to say thank you for your sacrifice. I know you've heard it before, but I'll say it again. Your son was and is a hero in my eyes and the eyes of so many people in our great nation. He did not die in vain. He gave his life to secure our freedom and for that I am eternally greatful. If you'd like to e-mail me, my address is pauledwardkinser@msn.com. God bless you and your family.

P.S. Adam's son, Adam Noah Adyn Kinser, was born on March 12, three days after the 304th PsyOps came home from Afghanistan."
Terri Kinser of Rio Vista, CA

"scott was a good guy, a little cocky but thats what most people liked about him. i was in 2nd platoon and we would talk trash to each other. Mr and Mrs. Scott i'm sorry for your loss"
Spc, Ramirez, Anthony of 2nd pl Bco 2/87 inf

"Justin you have no idea how much i miss you but everyone keeps telling me that you are in a better place now and i know that but that don't change the fact that i still want you here with me and the rest of your family. Well i cried the other day for you and i was about to last period but i held it back just for you because i know you don't want me to suffer so i am fine know. Well i have to go i love you very much your sister Samantha Lorraine Scott"
Samantha of Bellevue ky

"Justin,
There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss you or think about you. You are a hero to all of us. There are so many things that I wish I could have said to you. I never got to tell you thank you for fighting for our freedom. But more importantly, I never told you how much I appreciated our friendship, and so much more. I pray for you and for your family every night. One day we'll meet up again and things will be like they were before. I love you and I miss you."
Jamie Sorrell of Fort Thomas, KY

"Justin,
This Maria your cousin. I want you to know that you will NEVER be forgotten. Thank you for your gift of freedom. You have proven alot and your spirit still marches on within us. We miss you, but you are truly home."
Maria of Germantown

"I was Justins roomate in Fort Drum He will always be missed, he was an outstanding soldier who fought hard for his country he is in a better place looking down on us. YOU won't be forgotten God bless you and your family. SPC. Thomas"
SPC. Thomas of Runnemede, NJ

"JUSTIN SCOTT: thank you for fighting and dieing for my and all of our freedom, you, joey, gary, robby and jay will never be forgotten, we all love you and pray for your family. I no longer live in Bellevue, but your memory will always be with my heart here in miami florida. god bless you justin. see you at the crossroads so you'll wont be lonley"
Mary Chambers of Bellevue ky ( miami florida)

"to the family of justin scott: thank you for fighting and dieing for my and all of our freedom, you, joey, gary, robby and jay will never be forgotten, we all love you and pray for your family. I no longer live in Bellevue, but your memory will always be with my heart here in miami florida. god bless you justin. see you at the crossroads so you'll wont be lonley"
Mary Chambers of Bellevue ky ( miami florida)

"To Justins family, First I want to express my deepest sympathy to your family on the loss of Justin. I'm Sgt. Andy Browns Aunt. Although I never met your son I'm sure he was a great kid like Andy. Hopefully everyday will get a little easier. Just know the boys and there families are in our prays."
Colleen Kelly of Pleasant Mount, Penna

"To the family of Justin Scott
Our son Sgt. Andrew Brown was your son's room mate at Fort Drum for a time. Andy died in Baghdad on Oct. 8, 2004. We wanted to extend our heartfelt sympathy to you. We share in your pain. Our sons were true American heroes....although that takes very little of the pain away . May God bless you and your family. And may time help lessen our pain."
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Brown of Pleasant Mount, PA

"To the family and friends,

Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your loved ones bravery and sacrifice. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. Your loved one is a hero. Greater love have no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13.

God bless you.

Home Front Ministries
Shepherd of the Hills Church
Porter Ranch, CA"

"Justin, You're a true American hero. You served your country with pride and honor, and your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten by those who knew and loved you. 3rd platoon B. Co. 2/87 INF"
Larry Herbert of Towanda, Pa

"Thanks for stepping forward when America needed you. To the family - Thank you for your contribution to our liberty and freedom. I'm sorry for your tremendous loss."
Ronald Carlson of Montrose, MN

""I'm so sorry Justin. You took my place on earth and in heaven. You were my room mate and my friend and I will see you again someday.""
Adam Roon of Colorado

"living part of your dream you will never be forgotten you are not any longer here in person so i must carry you with me everywhere i go and share your beauty with everyone i see. we will never forget what you gave up for every dream shattered another comes true justin thank you so so much for making my dreams begin to come true i live every day for your dream. i will never fail because i know you gave up your chance for me.miss you"
from us

"You will not be forgotten"
Joseph Jones of california

"To the Scott Family and Friends:

I had the distinct honor of serving with Justin, as he was one of the first soldiers I led after I was promoted to Sergeant in July of 2001. He quickly became a valuable member of our squad while we were deployed to Egypt. Looking back, I remember how eager and gung-ho Justin was for any sort of training and schools, and how quickly he passed them. Shortly before I left the Army, Justin was selected to go to the Scout Platoon, which was a group of the best soldiers in the Battalion. You could not help but be proud of Justin. He accomplished in a few short years what most soldiers didn’t their entire career.
When I received the news about what happened, I was taken aback. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Just know that Justin was a true Warrior and died for a cause greater than we’ll ever realize. The Scout Platoon and The 2/87 Infantry Family suffered a great loss that day, a day that those who served with him will never forget.

My Deepest Sympathies,"
Matthew Christianson of Reston VA. (former B.co 2/87 Infantry)

"Justin,
I just want to let you know that all of your friends think about you everyday. I pray for the day I see you so i can give you a big hug and say thank you for fighting for our freedom. I love you and when we meet again it will be just like old times."
Ryan Huckeby of Bellevue ky

"Specialist Scott, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"Justin,
Everyday I look at your pictures and my heart hurts knowing that you will never walk through this door. But as I grow I pray to my God above that he allows me to have your spirit of life and the tenderness that you possessed. The ability to bring a smile to anyones face at anytime. The endurance to pursue a dream and the skills to reach that dream. I pray to our God above that I will someday be with you in that wonderful city. I love you forever and a day."
of Bellevue, Ky

"Justin,
ONLY IF YOU COULD READ THESE MESSAGES PEOPLE HAVE LEFT FOR YOU AND US YOU WOULD REALIZE THE SACRIFICE YOU MADE FOR US WAS BRAVE AND GREATLY RESPECTED. I MISS YOU A LOT. THINK ABOUT YOU EVERY DAY AND YOUR FAMILY. THERE DOING PRETTY GOOD. YOUR DAD AND MOM IS IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING THE FARM TOGETHER. SAM AND JOE ARE ALSO DOING GOOD. ALL THE BOYS ARE HOLDING TOGETHER. WE ALL MISS YOU MORE THEN ANY THING IN THE WORLD.ALL I CAN SAY IS "WISH YOU WERE HERE" YOU ARE OUR FALLEN SOLDIER AND HERO. I LOVE YOU BROTHER.

P.S. ALMOST FORGOT TO TELL YOU "GOOD GAME""
K. SINGLETON of BELLEVUE ,KY (b town tigers)

"To Justin's family, I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Please know that many of us appreciate his service and sacrifice for our country."
F.Smith of Pennsylvania

"Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That He Lay Down His Life For His Friends. God Bless YOU Justie"

"i bought a kia bracetlet today, i too am a veteran of afghanistan and when i saw the country on the bracelet i got it, justin i know how it is being scared not knowing, but i know your death is not in vain, and i will wear this braclet which bears your name to let every one know that freedom is worth fighting for and that soldiers like you will ensure that freedom is always lived her at home, i thank you and your family for all that you have contributed to America and the life of freedom wich we love so dear"
jared. jaroszewski of port lavaca texas

"May God be with you each and every day!! My prayers are with you and your loved ones."
Sharon of KENTUCKY > USA

"Thank you Justin. Everything we have in this country, and I mean everything good and special is because of men who are good and special like you providing it. Thank you Sir."
The Estes Family of Phoenix, AZ

"Dear Scott Family,
We are also very heartbroken about the loss of Justin. We also lost a son and brother in the same explosion(SSG Shawn Clemens). They were very brave and are now guarding each of us. God bless you. Please contact us."
Candace Clemens(mother) of Allegany, N.Y.

"Be proud of Justin. Be sure to fly your American flag in his honor and keep his memory alive. My prayers are with you at this time of need. Take comfort in knowing he is at peace. God bless!"
JEan Moran- Ben Gilman's sister of Wethersfield, CT

"To Justin's family...may Justin's sweet memories comfort you and God's peace and mercy sustain you during this time of sorrow and pain. Justin fought for the freedom that this family does not take for granted. We will lift you up in prayer. May we never forget Justin's sacrifice."
The Harris Family, Signal Corps US Army of West Point, NY USA

"To the Scott Family,
I am sending my heartfelt condolences to you in the loss of Justin. My son Benjamin Gilman lost his life also in that explosion. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you always."
Edith Gilman of Meriden, CT

"Dear Scott Family: I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Adam Kinser who was also killed in this explosion. Your son ia a true America hero and I will never forget that he gave his life so that we could live in freedom. To justin's family and friends you are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless."
Jessica of Isleton, CA

"To Justin's family,
Thank you for raising such a wonderful son. Brave and willing to risk his life for my freedom. The pain and sadness is horrible. I was close to Robert Cook who also died in this explosion. I cry alot, spend time with his family and pray that other families will not have to go thru this. God bless you and keep you."
Candy Knutson of Poynette, WI

"Justin, My Hero
You had all your plans in order comming home, having a party with your friends, getting married, going to school and being a firefighter, but you gave them all up for me, because you knew that freedom isn't free.I know you didn't want to die for me but when asked you faught bravely and payed so I can be free. I will never forget your smile or the impact you had on me. Showing that I can make something out of myself and have others respect me.Words can't express how proud you make me showing everyone how much you cared about the U.S. being free. You are forever in my memory my fallen hero, friend, and cousin. love you
p.s. ....And did they get you to trade your HEROs for GHOSTS......
How I wish, How I wish you were here. we're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year........ ( Pink Floyd, wish you were here )"
sarah of Germantown, kentucky , united states

"Rest in peace brave soldier!"
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you Justin Scott, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Spc. Justin Scott:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Justin for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Spc. Justin Scott:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Justin, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on