Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Air Force Staff Sgt. Scott D. Sather


29, of Clio, Michigan.
Killed in action in Iraq. Sather was assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina. Died on April 8, 2003.

The photo on the left was taken while flying in Bosnia.

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"I just saw in the news that they're going to close RAF Mildenhall, which brought back memories of sharing a pint or two (or ten!) with Scott at the old sports pub that was right across the street from base. Those were some great times. Here's to you, Scott! You were a great man gone way too soon. Catch you on the other side, brother."
An Old DSO

"Can't believe its been 11 years! Seems like just yesterday when mom picked me up from school and told me the most horrifying news! I wish this was just a dream... i miss you so much! Love your favorite niece!"
Caitlin of Michigan

"SSgt Sather,

I will be visiting your burial site at Arlington on 19 Sept 2013 along with several Washington area SNCOs to honor your life, service, and sacrifice to this nation. I will be reading some of the messages your friends and family have left on this site for you to hear.

If there are any requests or messages that anyone would like passed along, I'd be honored to help."
TSgt Carpenter of Washington, DC

"Even after all these years I still think of you often. You will not be forgotten by those who were lucky enough to have known you. Thank you for your honorable service to this country."
Rod McNeill of Grand Blanc MI

"Thank you Scott for Serving and for being a good friend to my Son, David Darr. May your Family be Blessed and comforted."
Merry Hoppes of Lincoln, NE

"Happy Birthday!Miss you"
Lisa of Clio, MI

"Richard Christian Sather was shot down in the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam."
Pat Kriner(Sather) of Dunsmuir CA

"Just saw the "3 words " segment on GMA,
Many thanks to you & your family for your service to this country.
A USMC & Army Guard family"
K Brown of Daleville MS

"R.I.P. Hero Sather, we will always remember you and America will never forget you."
Kenna of Manti, Utah

"God bless our Armed Forces and Veterans and their families. Thank You all for your sacrefice to your country. Our prayers are for each of you who have sacreficed your lives for your country and we pray for peace, and freedom for All people's. God bless America"
Tom Dombeck of USA

"Thanks bro. Love you and miss you. Happy Memorial Day '11"
Matt of Fairfax VA

"Its hard to understand why, but we're here to celebrate someone who left a legacy. The greatest name to ever walk this earth were Jesus and all he ever did was walk around and help people. Sather were built of Will, Heart, Satisfices and Dedication. Sather left a legacy same as Jesus left because he gave one heck of a sacrifice to serve his Country. So when u think of Sather hold your head up high cause Sather left something alot of men can't follow. I stop to tell you all this life ain't what people see on the outside, life is what comes from the inside and the things I saw you go thru and the pain you went thru and the sacrifices you made with your inside of who you are. I leave you with this father box him up and send him home because he left his legacy."
Recco of North Carolina

"Scott so many years have passed since you left this world. I remember a young children playing together. I remeber whenI got out of the army you were heaading off to the Air Force. The day I heard of your passing encouraged to serve our country again. I just want to be half the man you had become. Its because of you and the other Great Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice that I still serve. I took my family to see your final resting place to explain what an awesome man you were. Thank you making our world safer. There is not a that goes by that I dont think of you. Take care my friend. Untill we again."
Todd of Clio, MI

"My oldest cousin and the one I always looked up to. I am so proud and grateful to have had the privilege of calling you my family, love ya and thanks for serving our beautiful country."
Tata of Birch Run MI USA

"Scott,,I sure do miss you..You will not be forgotten...Remembering all the laughs in school...We love you..."
Sue Marx(Walling) of Clio, Mi.

"Scott and Family,

On this Memorial Day 2010 I dedicate my Facebook page to you and your family. Thanks for the sacrifice you are not and never will be forgotten."
Belvin of in the woods, AL

"ROD...My heart sheds tears for your GREAT lose...may God bless you and your FAMILY!"
Bob Zilinski of Bahrain

"7th Memorial Toast 8 pm,8 April 2010, Legends Pub Fayetteville NC, Bragg Blvd. Come remember and honor a fallen friend."
Ken of Fayetteville

"god bless all fallen soldiers. May they all rest in peace. They are not forgotten, and neither is their and our fight. We will finish this and win this thing. RIP to all who may pass. Their deaths will not be in vein"
Dave of DE

"We did not forget what you started and there is no way to thank you and your family for your sacrifice to our nation."
D.; former Sather AB Commander, Baghdad, Iraq

"To the Sather family: my brother-in-law grew up in Clio and went to school with Scott. I want you to know that your sacrifice is remembered. 11/11/09"
Jill of Smithville, Ohio

"Cousin Scott, I know you are safe now in the arms of God but you are and always will be missed.
Thank you for your service to our country and for your sacrifice to keep your family safe and free. God bless and keep you and shine his face upon you and give you peace.Amen"
cousin Tom Mcnabb of Ft Myers Florida

"Scott and the Sather family...Scott worked for me at RAF Alconbury back in the 90s and again at the 24 STS. I saw him the day he left on that fateful mission. He is a Great American, and inspiration to us all. I am once again back in Iraq, at Camp Victory and was over at Sather AB yesterday. What a tribute to one of our finest. I continually make sure your name is pronounced correctly and with the utmost respect. To the Sather family, I am sure it never gets any easier, but rest-assured those that knew Scott will never forget his sacrifice. Love ya Bro

Col Vincent "VS" Savino
368 EASOG Commander, Iraq"
Vincent Savino of Valdosta, GA

"Miss you! Not a day goes by that you are not thought of."
LisaK of Clio, MI

"Dear Scott,
I am so sad to learn of your passing. The frienship we shared while living in England will always be close to my heart. Your kind heart, generous spirit and great honor will live on in those who were lucky enough to know you. You always were and will forever be a true hero."
Renee Peltier Haskins of Providence, RI

"I was stationed with Scott at RAF Mildenhall England. He was a great friend."
TSgt James E. Woolfolk of Ellsworth AFB, SD

"I was stationed with Scott at RAF Mildenhall England. He was a great friend."
TSgt James E. Woolfolk of Ellsworth AFB, SD

"I was stationed with Scott at RAF Mildenhall England. He was a great friend."
TSgt James E. Woolfolk of Ellsworth AFB, SD

"I was stationed with Scott at RAF Mildenhall England. He was a great friend."
TSgt James E. Woolfolk of Ellsworth AFB, SD

"Scott, I wound up at your base, on accident, about three months ago. I was headed to Balad, when weather forced us to land there. I had seen your name on a sign and read your story. I just want to say THANK YOU! YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!!"
SSGT Justin Baker USAF of Tulsa, OK

"Hey cousin theres not a day that i dont think about you and wish you were still here. I hope you continue to watch over me and my family and I can't wait till the day I meet you in heaven again with much love love kellie"
kellie of Pick, ohio

"You are defintely not forgotten Scott! And rightfully so. Scott Weeks (Clio Class of "91")"
scott weeks of Montrose, Mi. USA

"I was on camp sather June 07 and was hit by a rocket. I'm proad to have purple heart plates on my car with the name SATHER on them."
Tim Juliano of Tonawanda NY

"I got to know Scotty while stationed at RAF Mildenhall from 1993 to 1995 and on deployement to Africa. Scott was a great guy and would do anything for his friend's, I feel honored to have known him, and am greatly saddend by his passing. Scotty you will be missed Bro!"
J. Falcon of Raymore Missouri

"Scott will always be missed but he will never leave our hearts or minds!!"
Hayley Polcik of Clio, MI/United States

"I almost forgot " So Others May Live""
bill of Festus Missouri

"I served with the 24th during the late 80's as a PJ, Special Tactic's Team member. I know the sweat and pain that it taked to become one of the few elite air force Special Operation members. I am sorry for the lost of you loved one, and I am sure that his teammates also felt his lost. having lost a few good friends in combat myself in countries and missions that no one will ever know about. these men are/where my brothers and they alway shall remain in my heart and mind. I will also keep a place in my heart for Scott for as a PJ, he is also my brother forever."
Bill of Festus Missouri

"5th anniversary today!
Legends 8pm; see you there
"NEVER FORGOTTEN""
mick of fayetteville

"TO SCOTT SATHERS PARENTS AND FAMILY:

MY MOTHERS MAIDEN NAME IS SATHER FROM PRESHO SOUTH DAKOTA AND WHEN I SAW THE ARTICLE REGARDING SCOTT'S GREAT SACRIFICE I HAD TO DROP YOU A NOTE SAYING HOW PROUD I AM OF YOUR SON. HE SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT GUY AND MADE THE GREATEST SACRIFICE FOR HIS COUNTRY..I HOPE MY YOUNG SON'S GROW UP TO BE A GREAT AMERICAN LIKE YOURS. YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS AND THANK YOU, JOHN BERGLUND"
JOHN BERGLUND of HAMILTON MONTANA

"I wear a KIA bracelet in Sgt Sather's memory. You are not forgotten."
Matthew of NC

"Bro, Back at it again in Iraq. I now you are watching over me as I roll out and do what I have to do. I have a pic of you in my room to keep me going everyday! I miss you man! I know you are there for me! Love you!
D"
Duff of Iraq

"You rock. You really do."
Pete of California

"To the family of SSgt Scott Sather, I appreciate everything Scott has done for his country. It's people like Scott who I teach my children to look up to and idolize. Scott is a real hero."
TSgt Martinez, USAF of Nellis AFB.

"January 6, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Scott D. Sather:
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

"Scott,
It doesn't get any easier as time passes- I was hoping it would. I think about you every day. I miss you. Your loyalty to me as a friend is what I miss most...thankfully I have lots of great memories that keep you right here with me.

Scott was one of those most stand up guys I ever knew. He was extremely loyal to his wife, parents, brothers/sisters, friends and country. He carried himself with great pride but cared deeply about those around him.

To Mel,Rod,Laurie,Karin,Lucky,Deke,&Jay: your sorrows are not forgotten."
Kevin Reynolds of Flushing, MI

"Scott,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just in OIF, but also for your service in Bosnia as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"I was a very great friend of Scott D. Sather. I fought with him in Iraq and everything. I was a Army Ranger also. I absolutely always where a bracelet on my hand that has his name and unit on it, and it will never come off my hand. If you ever want to email me my email adress is MBierman26@yahoo.com
Please do write to me......I would love it so much."
Matthew Bierman of Neenah, WI

"I was stationed in Iraq at Baghdad International Airport at a camp which was named after you. My unit was lucky enough not to have suffered any casualties while in country. I always felt that your spirit was there looking over us. Thank You Sir"
vincent aragon of Auburn, Alabama

"Scott is a Hero. He will never be forgotten."
Ray of Biloxi, MS

"It will be 4 years since you were taken from us. We think about you everyday and wish that you were still here with us. We know your up there looking after us though and know that we will be joining you someday. Love, Aunt Patty and Uncle Mike."

"Scott Bro! Sad day today in my life I hope you are not mad at me for all the times you have had to save my * up there! LOL! I know I never change! Take care of me and Jay! I know we are out of control but we love you and miss you! Continue watch over me as I know you have been! Once again I owe you man! I am just racking up the paybacks! Ok I am out! Love you!"
Duff of Valdosta, Ga

"i never knew you but your still an inspriration at our school"
student at clio high of clio,MI

"Ha Scott I was just showed this page. wow what a tribute. You were a grate kid,and what a grate man you grew into. I still answer the phone every day and expect you to say "ha" I do miss you so. I shed a tear every day for you. I can't waite till I do see you again. I love you and know you will have a good time reading all that is written here for you. missing you MOM"
Karin Craft of Clio,Mi.us.

"SD - NL, NG and I couldn't keep our eyes dry as we folded the flag we found in your ruck during your memorial, Bro. I tore the GMV apart for 2 days to clean it, and make sure it was good to go for the next mission. We were all dying inside, our team mate was gone. I made it back to the states in time for your burial. We retired your ops initials there in the team room, and put you on the wall next to CN, to always be viewed by your team mates. We drank to you (and hopefully with you from your new perch, Bro). You are a Hero. You'll always be in my heart. Thanks for being there."
BA of 24 STS/720 OSS

"I miss you"
a friend of Clio

"To the family of:Scott D. Sather 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"

"At the time, May 2003, I only knew that I was located at a camp named in honor of a fallen hero. Later on, I did some internet searches of that hero and found out just how amazing a hero you truly are. Your ultimate sacrifice enabled many to come home safely... although these words will never be enough, "Thank you." Thank you for your selfless sacrifice for our well being. You will never be forgotten."
prior airman of Louisiana

"Scott Brother, just stopping in to leave a footprint, watch over our lil bro Duffy as he is in Iraq (Aug 2006 - Jan 2007)and keep watching over me brother. I was traveling cross-country bro and saw your could be "twin" man and he happened to call his buddy in the truck parked "Scott", man I just cried. 10+ years is not easy to let go and I don't think I ever will bro! Hope you like the second tat, Duffy and my myspace accounts! Everyone who visits our pages will know who you are!
I hope your proud of me man and when it comes to friends and letting people in my heart/life your words and standards always apply. Well it felt great to send you another message. I can see not a day goes by that someone isn't calling on you man! I know your up there racking up a big "I.O.U" bill for me with GOD! Everytime I do something stupid or crazy. I bet those wings of yours are just loose by now constantly swooping down here for me and your family and buds! Keep doing it bro as I would have for you. Tearie eyed I am closing this man, "here without you!" your bro. Oh yeah Scottie if there is internet up there check out "JB" myspace search! LOL M&LYB"
Jason C. Barksdale of Savannah, Georgia

"Scott. not a day goes by that you are not remembered. the Thunderbirds were at the Battle Creek air show again this year and as they flew over we all had you in our hearts. wish we had more time together but we will meet again someday.. your grin and kind heart has made me smile often.."
Carol of Michigan

"It's Memorial Day weekend and my heart is heavy remembering you Scott. I wish your resting place was closer so that I could feel closer to you during this time. Eric and I were remembering all the great times we had together at RAF Alconbury UK. You were with Eric when he & I first met on the way to the Viking Festival. Those were some great times; we were a little family back then. Now Eric & I have our own little family and it saddens me that you were called upon so early and never had the chance to start your own family with your wife. In honor of you, I took the time to explain to our 3 children what Memorial Weekend means to me .... remembering you and the ultimate sacrifce you and so many others have made. Our prayers are with the Sather Family and we will never forget you Scott... God Bless..."
SrA Eric & Joyce Richardson of ABQ, NM USA

"Miss you bro,"
Teammate and friend at the 24th

"scott, all you wanted was to see your friends happy and having a good time. i'll miss you."
kristy of gig harbor, wa

"To the family and friends of Ssgt Sather,
I am ashamed of the fact I just learned of the passing of one of our brothers. No doubt he was a brave and honorable man. I was never fortunate enough to know this controler. We however do share the bond of the Combat Control brotherhood. My thoughts and prayers go out to you his family, friends and team-mates. There are no words I can offer to ease your pain or grief. I would though like very much to offer these words from a humble former controller, who is still very aware of the price of our freedom......Where do we find such men of honor, commitment, and dedication. Men who so unselfishly place themselfs in harms way, so that others may live in peace. Men such as he, who brave untold perils so that so many others can hear daily the echo's of freedom.

To Ssgt Scott Sather..........Thank you for the price you have paid so that I may continue to live in freedom...Rest in peace......"
Firefighter Whitney Foreman of Sumner Washington

"Scott,

To a fellow Airmen, your sacrifice is not forgotten and your name continues at Camp Sather (BIAP) to serve the mission that you started."
A First Sergeant of Camp Sather

"Scottie,
I feel so awful not knowing of your death until now. All these years have gone by...I want to say thanks for all the great times we shared at RAF Alconbury and RAF Mildenhall. You introduced me to so many wonderful people... guys like you who were/are so willing to sacrafice everything for there buddy next to them, and the Country you represent. I can see you achived so many of your goals,I am so proud to have called you friend. What saddens me the most is seeing you found happiness with such a beautiful wife, and reading of your intentions to start a family soon...you would have been such a wonderful father. The way you would take care of your buddies...without a second thought..you just did it. This world is going to miss ya Scott!! Say hello to the Chipmunks while your up there...mine is still tougher than yours!!! God be with your wife and family. Our loss is Heavens gain..take it easy on 'em up there Sather.
Love ya Man, always.
SrA Kim Williams, USAF"
Kim Williams of Temple Terrace Fl USA

"SD, Have a cold one waiting for me I'll see you again brother."
SK 22STS/24STS

"I was there that night when this great man lost his life... I didn't know him but after 2 years of visiting this page I have learned alot about him. To his family, I grieve for you loss. Charlie Company 2-70th Armor"
of Fort Knox, Ky

"It's been 2 years since you left this world. Not a day goes by that you are not thought of. I know you are watching over all of us and that helps the days go by til we can meet again. Until then we will see you in our dreams."
Lisa K of Clio,MI

"You will never be forgotten! May you help in keeping my son safe as he carries your picture in his pocket during his deployment in Iraq."
Mother of a U.S. Marine of Clio

"Scott,
This spring I went back home to Clio for a visit and was deeply saddened when I heard of the sacrifice that you made to protect us and our country. Know that it will never be forgotten.
Since that time I've been to visit your resting place regularly. Both on behalf of myself and those who are too fay away to do so themselves.
I have such fond memories of you. You honestly are one of a kind. A beautiful spirit and a true American hero.
You are greatly missed and will always have a special place in my heart and prayers."
a classmate of Scott of Philadelphia, PA

"Last night I attended a prayer vigil for all of our fallen soldiers in the Iraq war. We drew names of the fallen from a basket and were asked to spend the 30 minutes of silence in prayer for them and their families. I drew Scott's name and decided to do a "google" search to learn about the hero I now have a connection with. I want his family and friends to know that even in far away Oregon, Scott's name is known and his sacrifice honored. May God bless and keep all of you!"
Claudia Roberts of Portland, Oregon

"Scott,
Where do I begin, Well I know that you have been an inspiration to me in my career and I will never forget the times tyogeather in Mildenhall! I remember the first day I met you I was a young Airman and you took me under your wing. Your wings have gotten bigger as you are securing the heavens above. Thank you for being like a brother to me our talks,road trips and party's togeather will not be forgotten! Thank you Scott, Thank you for being there for me good and the bad. Love you Bro!"
Duff of Nellis AFB, Las Vegas

"Scott was a man before any of his peers. He always had a perspective that was positive and energetic. He had conviction in all aspects of life, which is probably one of the reasons why he was a great soldier.

Scott and I grew up very close friends. Scott wasn't like the rest of the kids our age. That might sound cliche, but it's true. He always had an adult sort of mentality even at a young age. He was still light-hearted and constantly laughing, but he had something that the rest of us didn't. Clarity.

I think of you often. I talk to you... and I know you can hear me.
I still hear your voice, see your smile, and feel your humble laughter in my heart and mind.

You're an inspiration. I am honored that we're friends. I don't think of your name and face as past tense. I know your soul is still alive even though you're not here in human form anymore."
Matt Pearson of Clio, Michigan

"Scott, you and your sacrifice are not forgotten on this Memorial Day Weekend 2004. You are always in our thoughts and prayers, as well as the many countless other soldiers who go go unnoticed in the war on terror worldwide. This weekend, we pay special tribute to those who have left us in defense of our freedoms and our nation."
Brian of Long Island, New York

"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. Your HERO, Scott, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"A Year has gone by yet the sorrow is as strong as the day we got the news that you was killed in action in Iraq. I think of you often and your family. I remember so clearly the boy, the young man then the solider. I see you smile and hear your laugh, I feel your pride as you shared your adventures. I think of your mom, dad, brothers and wife and mourn for what could have been in your life. We loved you and cherish the years that you was a part of our family. With love and great sadness I remember you passing. Terri, Ty, Dan and Aaron"
Terri Eickhoff of Grand Blanc, Michigan USA

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN (4/8/04)

"Melanie,
My family was being seated at Tony Roma's in Fayetteville and you and Scott were seated in a booth towards the front of the restaurant. I came over and said hello after Scott waved me over. He was definitely a proud husband as he should’ve been. This was recently after your wedding.
I had only known Scott for a year but it was a good year. He was intense and driven to succeed, but always as a team player. He was superior at his job and his confidence was contagious to everyone. I believe he is definitely in a better place and I base this on some brief conversations we shared over the last year.
It is almost a year ago that Scott made the ultimate sacrifice. I think of him at least once a week and I hope to never stop remembering the heroes I have served with over the last three years. I am one of the fortunate ones who had a chance to see him a few days before his death. We had a few brief words and a good manly hug and hand shake prior to his departure for his mission.
I cannot imagine the trials and sadness you have experienced. I will remember you in my prayers and I know that God’s love is beyond our comprehension.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to heal some of my selfish sorrows as I remember a Great American.

Semper Fi,"
Chris Naler of Fayetteville, NC (03 April 2004)

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

"Scottie, Bro
I'm feeling lost man without you. You have been a brother "what true-unchanging friendship should be about!" Countless good times, tears, talks, adventures and drinks buddy. Thanks for being my bestman. Since 1993 our bond "bloodbrothers" has been unchanged. The good times at RAF Alconbury, RAF Mildenhall, the TDYs up to see you at McCord AFB and being stationed together at Ft Bragg/ Pope. Thanks to you ~ Lark and I lasted as long as we did. Remember those times!Who will keep me out of trouble now? I love you man and you will live on in my heart and mind. I hope you like the tattoo I got for you covering my back bro thats how much I love you brother. May GOD embrace you and keep you close by his side for you are a warrior and an angel and heaven is protected with you on watch. I love you man and I'm still crying. Vinny Savino and I are in Baghdad and he has been awesome helping me deal being here in Baghdad and now Balad,Iraq. Thanks for watching over us through the madness and danger. I pray GOD protect and comfort your wife and family as he has comforted me, those who know you "like I do" and have crossed paths with you, met you, shared something as simple as a drink or a moment know our loss. I love ya man~your brother.Jay"
Jason C. Barksdale of Baghdad, Iraq 11/2003-4/2004

"We knew you for such a short time Scott, but you made such a huge impression on our lives. Our only regret is that we didn't spend more time with you, or keep in touch when we all moved away from PA"
Laura A Michaud of E Falmouth, MA

"Scott, the sacrifices we make that Americans may live in the comfort of the homes they make. Well old friend, you made the ultimate sacrifice. One of which put's a fear in all our minds from time to time. I'm saddend by the loss, but still press on. Memory of you lives on the walls in my house. My condolences to your family and loved ones."
Greisen of 22STS

"Thank you Scott Sather, 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

"Scott - I only recently learned of your passing and was deeply saddened by this troubling news. We shared some good times and laughs many years ago in a small place called RAF Alconbury. I hope that in some small measure your loved ones can find peace in knowing your sacrifice and dedication has given so much to so many. You will be greatly missed my friend. A bible verse comes to mind when I think of you. It seemed a simple yet fitting tribute to all that you stood for. God speed your journey home Scott.

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?"
And I said "Here am I. Send me!" (Isaiah 6:8)"
1LT Chris Schond of Dayton, OH

"That is just how I remember Scott, all decked out is his "cool guy" CCT gear hanging next to my .50 cal. ready to help."
Boggy of 58 SOW

"I had to take a second look when I saw the news while deployed this year. I can't believe it, this has really hit home for me.

Had some great times while in ALS with you back in '97. Miss playing flag football, hiking, couldn'ta had a better beer drinkin' buddy. I think of you often, my prayers are with your wife and family. We have lost one of the best damn soldiers to ever grace himself across the U.S. military.

Scott, I know you're up there, Godspeed my friend."
B.R. of McChord AFB, WA.

"These things we do so that others may live.
God bless."
M.Bailey of Norwich University, Vermont

"Scott,
Though my family and I didn't have the chance to know you better, we would like to thank you for what you did for this country. May God bless you and your family."
McCants Family of Fayetteville, NC

"Scott,
You will not be forgoten and we will allways love you."
love, Bryce of Flushing, MI

"Scott,
Your life was to be a hero someday and that part of your life came true and you where glad and I proud but sad. Scott it is time for you to go but I will never forget you. You will allways be in my heart and I will love you forever. I hope you are looking over me from the heven up above. I have to go now my be I will write a nother pome about you anotherday but for right now this is all I have to say but remeber I will allways love you."
love, Caitlin of Flushing , MI

"Scott,

Even though months have past, you have not and will not be forgotten. Thank you for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the liberties and freedoms those of us who live in this great nation all share. Thank you for the great times we shared growing up together as "Mustangs". My thoughts and prayers are with you, your wife, and your family.

God Bless."
Rob Wesley of Hartland, MI

"SD
HEY BUDDY THERE ISNT A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT I DONT THINK ABOUT THAT NIGHT AND WHAT HAPPENED. I WOULD GIVE ANYTHING IN THE WORLD TO HAVE YOU BACK!!! I STILL REMEBER THE TIMES WE SPENT GROWING UP IN THE COMMUNTY. THE MEN ARE RECOVERING THE BEST THEY CAN AND MISS YOU. I MISS THE COVERSATIONS WE HAD AND THE OPS WE PULLED TOGETHER. UNTIL THAT DAY MY FRIEND, I'LL SEE YOU AT DAR1...EOM SWEDE RRD TM1"
B. E. STOVER of LIVONIA, MICH

"We thank you for the sacrafice Scott made for us. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this time. Thank you Scott, May God keep you in His care."
Ken and Maritza Holley of Pembroke Pines, Florida

"Scott ~
I wish I would have had the chance to say goodbye...like so many others that knew you and loved you. May your strength and courage inspire others to do the best that they can in life. You were a true hero in life and in death. We will miss you - now, tomorrow, and always. Thank you for YOU! We will keep you, Melanie, and the family in our prayers.

With love"
Liz Snyder, Long time family friend of Flushing, MI USA

"To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Scott Sather:
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 Staff Sgt. Scott Sather:
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

"No man is an island; we are all part of the main. Every man's death diminishes me. Therefore, never ask to know for whom the bell tolls: it tolls for thee.
-John Donne

All true Americans mourn the loss of a genuine American patriot. He shall forever be in our prayers."
H. Brope of Stony Brook, NY

"Sending our prayers of love and sympathy to the Sather family.
In honor of a brave man...
Mary (Wasson) Teeter and Keith Teeter Richmond, VA"
Mary Teeter of Richmond VA

"Scott,
I never took the time to thank you for doing the job that you do and protecting the way of life so many people take for granted. Thank you!

I wanted to let you know how privileged I was to be your friend and neighbor. When I first met you I could tell you were a person of great character and thought "this kid really has it together" and as I got to know I realized how true my first impression was.

It was an honor to get to know your family, friends and teammates that I hadn't met. Rest assured that Mindy and I will do all we can to look after Melanie (and Gunner).

Thank you Scott for being a great neighbor, friend and one of America's Elite!"
Mick of Fayetteville

"I send my condolences on behalf of all Long Islanders and New Yorkers for the ultimate sacrifice made by Air Force Special Operations Staff Sgt Scott Sather (of Clio, Michigan).

The special ops guys don't get the "glory" and honors they rightly deserve after each and every mission. I know of their importance, their value, their dedication and their commitment to their fellow soldiers. I have a relative who serves with the 24th STS at Pope, AFB, NC. My condolences to the Sather family and to his wife.

We will NOT forget Sgt Sather and the importance of his service and commitment!"
Brian of New York

"Take care Scott. I will hoist one for you brother.
BG 321 STS/23CCS"
Drew of Mass/USA

"Our community will Never Forget. Scott, you're a true Hero!"
Classmate of Scotts of Clio, MI

"I'm proud to have played at your memorial. Thank you for all you have done. Melanie, we are praying for you!"
Andrew Gillis (Bagpiper) of Fayetteville, NC

"Thanks for all your efforts...they did not go unnoticed!"
P Durst of 22STS/342TRS-OLC/76AS Ramstein

"You will always be in my heart! You were a true friend and will never be forgotten."
Lisa K of Clio, MI

"RIP buddy."
NR 321sts/22STS of Hollywood California

""The purpose of life is not only to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Scott was a wonderful cousin and will be greatly missed in the years to come. His live will forever remain an inspiration of his dedication and selflessness."
Christina Parraghi of Royal Oak, MI

"Dear Lord, maker of heavens above,
earth and sea below,
hear our prayer
for the men and women
of the United States Air Force
as they answer
their Country's call
to serve, defend, and protect
all we hold dear.

Accept their sacrifices
of time, energy, effort, blood, life.

In times of peace
and in times of strife
be with them and with their
families, loved ones
who they want to be with
but must leave ...
our Nation to serve and defend.

Give them hope, peace,
joy without end,
and bless America
with Your Grace and Love.

RIP Brave One...."
The Taylors, USMC of NC

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