Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Scott P. McLaughlin

29, of Hardwick, Vermont.
McLaughlin died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, as a result of enemy small arms fire. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 172nd Armor Regiment, 42nd Armor Division, St. Albans, Vermont. Died on September 22, 2005.

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"this is spc whalon i served with scott in ar ramadi pleaes email me at Tracy.Whalon@us.army.mil i have a question and a favor thank you so much"
Tracy.Whalon of bagram afghanistan

"August 20, 2008
To the family of Spc. Scott P. McLaughlin:
Scott 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

"To the family of:Scott P. McLaughlin 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"

"Scott will never be Forgotten by us,we offer our help and support to Kevin and Vicki,we'll always be here for you and Scott's family.Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you always."
Love Howard and Martha of Essex ,VT

"Hi Kevin and Vicki, Just wanted to say how honored I was to be with you today as the boys come home. I know how hard that must had been for you. Alway know I'm here for you both."
Love Stacy of East Barre, Vermont

"Kevin and Vicki, I was so pleased to meet you and spent time with you this past weekend and share with you the ceremony Time of Remembrance. I was moved by your sorrow and pain, as we know all too well, ourselves, and want you to know that our boys will never be forgotten. The families of the Vermont Fallen are here for you, always, to lean on, to share in your pain of loss. Scott gave the ultimate, his life and his lasting gift is the fellowship of all the other families who are here for you."
Steve and Marion Gray, parents of Jamie Gray, KIA June 7, 2004 of East Calais, Vt

"Scott and family and friends,
Scott, I remember you as we were kids. You and my sister always playing outside. You and your love for nature. You were gentle and kind. The pictures at your service, from when you were litte-- that was the Scott I remembered. Though I havent seen you in years, the news has hit hard. Thank you so much more than my words can say. Know that I am so incredibly grateful for your service, and for the ultimate sacrifice that you ended up submitting. You will be in my thoughts and prayers forever."
Bernadette of Vermont

"We share a name, so I know you'll look down and protect me over there. Thanks for your service, and unfortunately your sacrifice to ensure the safety of your brothers."
Scott J. McLaughlin/ SSgt USMC of RCT5 PSD, Camp Pendleton, CA

"To Scott's Wife and Children, his parents and Family,
Scott and I were best friends until I moved to Burlington when I was 7. Scott and I did everything together. We explored every inch of West Bolton, I think. Scott had the sweetest disposition, kind to a fault, caring and thoughtful. I was so sad to hear this news. This is a terrible tragedy. I am so sorry for your loss."
David Grass of New York, NY

"scott was a friend of mine. his brother chris is one of my best friends. the last time i saw scott was at chris,s wedding. he told me that he had joined back in the military. he was very proud. i want him and his family, nicole, tyler, molly, debbie, chris, and his parents to know how proud i am of him. he used to live close by in waterbury and i used to go visit him and his wife. it's still hard to believe that i will never see him again.i've been to iraq and know how tough it is.i work at walter reed right now, and see the injuries of so many of my brothers and sisters.scott fought for all of them, and all of us, to make our country a better place. i know he is in heaven smiling down. may all of my thoughts and prayers get to you wherever you are scott. with love.....your friend SHAWN"
SGT. SHAWN M. TAFT of WATERBURY, VT USA

"To the family and friends of Spc. McLaughlin,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I did not serve with Scott, but I know as a fellow Vermonter that he served with honor. Throughout history Vermonters have selflessly served their state and the country. Please find solace in that Scott will not be forgotten and that he served a greatful nation. God Bless"
1Lt. Keith Clark of 124 RTI, Camp Johnson

"Scott was a member of my unit; I was unable to deploy with them due to a medical condition, and the news of his death hits me hard. I knew Scott well enough to call him a Friend, Fellow Soldier, and Brother in Arms... I knew Scott since he joined Charlie Company, and he always made me laugh when we spoke to each other.

My condolences go out to his Family, his Wife Nicole, and his children... Things won't be the same without him.

Scott is now keeping Overwatch for us from God's side.

Rest in Peace, Friend"
Spc. Donald McKenna, C-1-172 Armor of Northfield, Vermont

"Scott was a member of my unit; I was unable to deploy with them due to a medical misdiagnosis, and the news of his death hits me hard. I knew Scott well enough to call him a Friend, Fellow Soldier, and Brother in Arms... I knew Scott since he joined Charlie Company, and he always made me laugh when we spoke to each other.

My condolences go out to his Family, his Wife Nicole, and his children... Things won't be the same without him.

Scott is now keeping Overwatch for us from God's side.

Rest in Peace, Friend"
Spc. Donald McKenna, C-1-172 Armor of Northfield, Vermont

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Scott will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
God Bless you ALWAYS.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"No words can express how grateful I am to live in a country that is free and enjoyable because of brave, exceptional soldiers who fight for everyone else.

Scott McLaughlin and family, thank you from every drop of my soul for making it possible for us to have the luxury of living life to the fullest here at home. Your love for the world and your support for values greater than life are not only inspirational and touching to me, but bring me the strength I never thought I had when I know that there are people who will stand up for us when we need it most.

THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. May Scott never be forgotten, his efforts cherished and appreciated forever and EVER, and the world be a better place because of Scott P. McLaughlin."
Julia Ling of Los Angeles, CA

"TO THE McLAUGHLIN FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. OUR HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH SCOTT AND YOUR FAMILY. SCOTT IS MUCH MORE THEN ASOLDIER AND HERO! HE HAS TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF SO MANY. THOSE HE HAS HOLDS VERY PRECIOUS MEMORIES SHARED TOGETHER. SCOTT YOU ARE APART OF IRAQI, AMERICAN AND WORLD HISTORY. ANSWERING THE CALL TO SERVE YOUR COUNTRY. FIGHTING OFF TERRORISM IN THE WORLD AND TO GIVE HOPE AND FREEDOM TO THOSE IN IRAQ. YOUR UNSELFISHNESS TO RISK EVERYTHING FOR AMERICAN'S AND THE WORLD. IS TRUELY, APPRECIATED IN A SORROW WAY. YOU AS MY SON; GREGORY HAVE GIVEN THE ULIMATE SCARIFICE! MY TEARS STILL ROLL DOWN MY CHEEKS NEVER STOPPING FROM THE LOST OF GREGORY. YOU SCOTT ARE IN MY PRAYS! FOR YOU SCOTT HAD BEEN A COMFORT TO ME. AN NOT KNOWING MY SON AND OR OUR FAMILY. YOU HAD OUR SON'S BACK AS HE DID YOU. MILITARY BROTHER'S AND SISTER'S PROTECTING ONE ANOTHER! I REALIZE YOUR LOST, AND ALL OUR FALLEN. IS VERY HARD ON OUR FAMILIES. AN WE ALL HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT IN OUR OWN WAYS. SCOTT YOU HAVE SERVED YOUR STATE AND YOUR COMMUNITY. AN MORE IMPORTANT YOUR COUNTRY. SO I SUGGEST TO YOUR FAMILY. REACH OUT TO YOUR POLITICAL LEADERS TODAY NOT TOMORROW. REQUEST A STREET BE NAMED IN SCOTT'S HONOR! ODDLY, IT TAKE'S YEARS TO HONOR THOSE. WAITING ON A CONFLICT OR WAR TO END. TODAY WE STILL HONOR THOSE FROM PREVIOUS WAR'S AND CONFLICTS. SCOTT DESERVE'S TO BE HONOR TODAY AND ALWAYS. I WANT YOUR FAMILY TO KNOW! THAT OTHERS DO CARE FOR YOU SCOTT! GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Thank you Scott McLaughlin, 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. Scott McLaughlin:
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 Scott 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. Scott McLaughlin:
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 Scott, 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