Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Kerry D. Scott

21, of Mount Vernon, Washington.
While on a combat patrol, Scott's convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device in Iskandariyah, Iraq. Scott was one of two soldiers killed in the blast. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on October 6, 2003.

The great ideals for which he believed,
the sense of duty to motivated him,
the great strategies of what he was apart-
man made and God made,
came down to this:

Your son died for the man to his front,
to his back,
to his left
and to his right.

His buddies.
His pals.
His brothers-in-arms.

He kept the faith,
Pure courage over fear.
All that kept him in the fight,
And all of that has sent him into the light.

May the grace of God and perpetual light shine upon your son.

Nicholas Petrish
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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"Dear Family,
I am the wife of David Robertson. He has talked very fondly of your son since the day I met him. He remembers the good times, and the bad. I just want to thank you for raising such a great man that had such an impact on my husband. There isn't a day that goes by that he doesn't think or speak of him! We would love to meet you and keep in touch. Please feel free to email me jenna.robertson08@gmail.com

To Kerry, Thank you for your service and for being such a great friend to my husband. He loves you and misses you dearly and knows there is an angel that watched over him during his last deployment. Thank you for always being with him!

Jenna Robertson of Fort Polk, LA

"I am Kerry Scott's cousin. He was an amazing person and lived to serve his country.This memorial is an amazing tribute to an amazing young man. If you have not not his father, you may email me at jbrewer4@gmail.com and I will provide you with his information. I know they would be honored to receive the memorial. Thank you."
Justin Brewer of Southaven, MS USA

""We have been hesitant to make this post, but we need your help.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Kerry's dad, David A. Scott, please contact us.

A 24K gold plated Honor Buckle has been sponsored, and paid for, to be given to Kerry's dad.

Honor Buckle is the highest gift of honor that a civilian can give to someone who has put their life on the line for our country, or community. Proceeds benefit disabled veteran

You may contact me at.... ted@honorbuckle.com
We are sincerely trying to find David so any help would be appreciated. His last known whereabouts was Trenton TN. area. Even our Red Cross contact has been unable to locate David.

You may want to check out the Fallen Hero page on our website. Commercial Cold Storage of Mount Vernon WA is the sponsor for Kerry's Honor Buckle.

Thank you, Semper Fi,
Ted Carney, Founder of Honor Buckle""

"Sean! I didn't know you named your son after Kerry. I don't know how to thank you."
Kerry's Mom of Hawaii

"Its been five years and a day doesnt go by that i dont think about you. Every day i look at my son is a reminder of you as he has taken your name. i miss you so much and hope that you understand that all i do in my career is in dedication to you."
Sgt. Sean Gronning

"September 29, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Kerry D. Scott:
Kerry 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"I served with Scott in Korea. He was one of the first men who be-friended me. He was a great friend and a magnificeint soldier. I really miss the times we had. I miss you man."
Gary Dang (SGT) of L.A. California

I would like to say thank you to you and the other soldier who was also killed in that blast for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"To the family of:Kerry D. 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"

"Kerry, I've been thinking of you today and missing you and your mom. You're a good kid and a good man and I miss your off-center point of view and sense of humor. I took my nephew to see Jackass 2 (the movie) last week and the way he was sprawled out in his seat and laughing in the dark, just reminded me of you so much it was incredible. Thank you, I'm grateful for the time that you were here."
Rick Rogers of Mount Vernon, WA

"Rest - In - Peace....To all in uniform, who have made the ultimate sacrifice....

Semper Fi,
Maj M. B. Parlor"
Michael B. Parlor of Southern Clifornia

"The local children at First Lutheran School in Holyoke, MASSACHUSETTS have
had a marvelous flag display which was
ended today (Flag Day 2006) with donations being collected for our troops...and the public, in turn, allowed to take a flag. My flag bears the name of Kerry D. Scott, so I "googled" the name....and arrived here ! As the Mom of an U.S. Army soldier, currently finishing his MOS at Fort Jackson, S.C....I am very grateful to Kerry for his sacrifice and will pray for his peace from this day forward. God Bless You, Soldier..and THANK YOU !!"
ALICE MURPHY of Holyoke, Ma.

"i was in his platoon and i served alongside him and was proud to do so i remember him as i think he would want me to and i wiil never forget"
SPC. Peter Thompson of Loch Sheldrake NY

"Kerry, you were a wonderful person, and will be greatly missed. You left behind a lot of people who cared about you, especially Sean. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you are in a better place."
Jen of Snohomish WA

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

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Kerry, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"My name is Cathie Longstreth and I was the grandmother to Duane E. Longstreth, killed in Baghdad on August 7, 2003. I am also a member of the "Bridge People" of Outpost 122. The members of the Bridge Team rally at Outpost 122 (the exit 122 off I 5) every Saturday in an effort to support the troops of Ft. Lewis, McCord AFB and Camp Murray (Washington State National Guard). We have the honor of greeting hundreds of military members and their families every week. The response from the troops is heart warming and welcomed .

I am writing this message to the other families in Washington State that have also lost a family member while serving our country, since September 11, 2001. My family would like to display a picture of the fallen hero, with the name and possibly the date of death, on the bridge while we are rallying. It is intended to honor them for the sacrifice they made but will not be used by us as a personal political statement. We hesitated to replicate the pictures we find on the many web sites without the express permission of the surviving family, as we have had our own experience with the media attempting to use our loss to support their political position.

If you do not object to us using your loved ones picture, please email me with your permission at one of the email addresses below. If you have a special picture that you like us to use please email that as well, otherwise we will be using one of the pictures already posted on the web.

Cathie Longstreth of Tacoma, Wa.

"After the death of PFC Scott in Iraq I read a small article in the Tacoma News Tribune that quoted a family member as saying that Kerry always wanted to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. I am a former soldier who served in the first gulf war and thankfully made it back home. Like Kerry I always wanted to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. This year I am going to do what both Kerry and I always dreamed about. I don't know Kerry or his family but I am grateful for their sacrifices. I am dedicating my hike this year to Kerry and I will keep him in my thoughts while I am on the trail. Peace- JJ
J. Johnson of Shelton, WA

"I am very proud of my son, Kerry Scott. I would like to bring all the other kids home, safe and sound, happy to their families. For the soldiers in conflict, please let me know if there's anything I can do for you, at paulahartzell@hotmail.com.
Kerry's mom"
Paula L. Hartzell

"I saw Scott's photo in people magazine today. I decided to try and write to the family of one soldier. So to the family and friends of Kerry D. Scott. My famiy is grateful to you for Scotts sacrafice to our country. We are sorry for your loss. We are saddened Scott died to make the world a better and safer place to live. I am convinced Scott's death has allowed others to live and for that he will always be a hero. May you find peace and your suffering be lessened."
of Camarillo, Ca

"Thank you Kerry 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

"I am a Marine Lieutenant who served in Iraq. In fact, my company was responsible for Iskandiriya until we turned it over to PFC Scott's company in September. I am greatly saddened by the loss of PFC Scott and thank the Scott family for the great sacrifice they have made for our country. For what little consolation it may be, I have received word that many Iraqis in the area grieved over PFC Scott's death and are greatful for the sacrifices made everyday by soldiers and Marines.

Semper Fidelis"
name withheld of Carlsbad, CA

"To the family and friends of Pfc. Kerry 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 Kerry 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 Pfc. Kerry 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 Kerry, 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