Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army CW2 Joshua Michael Scott

28, of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
Scott died from injuries sustained on May 26, 2005 in Buhriz, Iraq, when his OH-58 (Kiowa Warrior) came under small arms attack and crashed. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on May 27, 2005.

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"Gone but not forgotten 2023"
Scott of Portland, OR

"Josh I didn't know you that well in school and I want to let you know you're are a hero and the people of this fine country are grateful for your sacrifice. I think you have a wonderful resting spot and I'll continue to stop by to pay my respects. RIP Josh."
R of Sun Prairie, WI

"I never new Joshua Michael Scott. I just want to thank you for your service died fighting for out country. My deepest sympathy to the family and I know that God is watching down on you right now. Open your hearts to Jesus . He loves you very much."
Jan McMullen of El Paso, Texas

"I'll never forget you brother. We went through flight school together and flew in Iraq. You always had my utmost respect. I made a memorial for you and Matt on the highest peak of the Huachuca Mountains overlooking the border between the U.S. and Mexico. You will never be forgotten, always respected, and truly missed."
Joseph Sage. of Sierra Vista, AZ

"To the friends and family of CW2 Joshua Scott: I was attached to Mr. Scott's unit in Iraq. It was just a short time that I knew him, but remember giving briefings to him before his flights. I liked him even though I did not know him well. I have been thinking about the almost ten years that he and Mr. Lourey have been gone. I want you to know that he is not forgotten. My memory of the missing man formation we held for him still gets me very emotional everytime I think of it. Please take care."
SSG Streeter of Townsend, MA

"Just wanted to say that I'm thinking of you Josh and praying your family is doing well. Miss you forever and strongly believe we will all see your smiling face again someday..."
J. Schultz of WI

"Josh was my friend at 5 years old...he will be my friend forever."
Brandi of Sun Prairie, WI USA

"I have never forgotten that night... I don't think I ever will. I cannot express to you how much both you and CW4 Matthew Lourey meant to us on the ground. Brothers forever..."
SSG(R) Travis Bennett of Luling, TX

"Josh thank you for everything you have done, you were a hero to many and a great childhood friend to me in Sun Prairie. Thank you for my freedom buddy, thank you"
Christopher of Cumming Ga

"To the family of:Joshua Michael 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""

"CW2 Joshua Scott was known to my family as SGT Scott, he was my husbands squad leader in Hanua, Germany. CW2 Scott was a great man whose memory lives on in my husband and his methods of leadership, referenced as "Scott's way".

We are continually praying for your family and we are thankful to have been impacted by such a great man. May God continue to bless you and keep you."
LaKetia Jones (wife of Auntray Jones) of Schofield Barracks, HI

"My name is SGT Shane Van Fossen. When Chief Scott and Chief Lourey came into our FARRP (Forward Area Re-Armament Refueling Point) we knew they were coming and had went to the dining facility to get them a plate of food so that they could eat before they flew out into sector again. This was a normal routine for us, as we knew that the pilots were hungry while out on their missions. I knew them quite well and always tried to take care of them. When they went down, we were the first to know and notified the extraction team to pull them from the crash site before the enemy had a chance to arrive there. I, and SGT Coriell were the ones who went to motuary affairs and processed their personal effects. The pictures of there loved ones, close to their hearts in their flight suits. There isn't a day goes by that I don't think of those two heroes and how kind and friendly they were to us at all times. How we would sit back and share stories for 20 or 30 minutes and just hang out. They are great men and brave men, who gave all for the freedoms that we all enjoy today. So I write this with a heavy heart, full of pride and respect, for I know within my heart and soul...They Are Never Forgotten!"
SGT Van Fossen, Shane of Tacoma, WA

"It has been almost 5 years now. I hope Josh's family is doing well. My heart still aches whenever I think of it. We should all thank him & every soldier who has or is making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. "You forever are in my heart, you are missed by many.""
Gerrlyn of New Bedford, MA

"I've been missing you alot man. I've lost so much this past year that meant so much to me and the memories of that last day in Korea when we said bye just keeps coming back. I miss you brother...more then words could ever explain."
Brian of NC


Not a day goes by that I don't think about and miss you dearly. To think that even after four years, my heart still aches. I miss you more than I could have ever imagined."

"Please Never Forget A Great Man, Father, Husband, And Friend. You will never be forgotten Sir!!"
Damon of Sun Prairie, Wi

"May 20, 2009
To the family of CW2 Joshua Michael Scott:
Joshua 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 knew Josh When I was younger living in Sun Prairie. My brother and I looked up to him although not knowing him very well. When I heard of his death I thought to myself that it coulden't be possible. I am sure that he was a good soldier and good to his company. I will never forget the time that he gave me advice when I was so young at the S.P.A.C. ...I will keep those words to myself and honer him with that one memory. My heart goes out to his Family."
Eddie G. of Madison, WI

"I'll never forget high school and the way you would help when I had Troubles. Most of all I'll never forget you standing up for this country and the people in it. You and your family will always be in my prayers. Til I see you again......"
Shawn Haberman of DeForest WI

"I never knew Josh, but I was his daughter's daycare teacher. Trynity is an amazing young girl and Sherri is an AMAZING mom. Just from knowing them, I know that Josh was a great husband and father. I will keep him in my prayers. His memory will live on forever"
Krissy of Arlington WI

"Well it has been a year now without Josh and I dont know how sherri (his wife) has made it with 3 kids its incredible!!! I will always remember him and no matter how hard it gets i know i can always look forward to seeing him again someday! Well please pray for his family and THANK YOU ALL FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY!!!"
Aaron Moldrem of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

"I just wanted to let everybody know that it's Josh's birthday coming up and if you could keep his family in your prayers."
Aaron Moldrem of Sun Prairie, Wi

"People say that life is too short and that you should live every day as it is your last. I never really believed that until I heard that Josh had died. Josh and I served in Korea together. He is one of the most amazing men I have ever had the honor of knowing. Josh helped me to be a better person and appreciate life more and for that, he will always be loved, remembered and honored. To his family: I offer my condolences for we have lost another hero who will never be forgotten."
Gerrlyn Bourgeois of New Bedford,MA

"I just found out today of one of my best friends death. Josh and I went through Basic, AIT, Ft. Hood, TX, and Korea together. He also was my inspiration for attending Ranger school. He was one person that I can truly call a friend. Although I have not spoken with him in probably 2 years, I still hold the letter he sent me and the memories of all the times we had together. (Even the time in Korea that he got REAL mad at me for something we did in our druken stuper). We was a real inspiration to all that knew him and he will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. Here's to you brother. I love you as if you were."
Deputy Brian Eaton of Wake County, NC

"To the family of Josh Scott. I just found out about Josh today and it broke my heart. I met Josh in 1996 when we were stationed in Korea together. We became very good friends during that time. He was a funny, kind, giving man with a great sense of humor. Over the years we spoke here and there and I prayed this day would never come but he was doing what he loved. I love Josh and I will deeply miss him. I am so very sorry for your loss. I am proud to say that I know him and I will remember him always. For he is my hero."
Brandy Hall of Greenbrier, TN

"I knew Josh while in Germany. He was a great person and a great soldier. Those that knew him will never forget him."
SGT Scott Hyder of Camp Taji, Iraq

""Josh you have tought me many great things about life. You are my hero and thank you for serving our country. For one last time I love you Uncle Josh!!!"
Aaron Moldrem of Sun Prairie, Wisonsin

"My heart sank as I found out about the loss. I attended flight school with Josh and he and I were draw to each other due to us both having the same last name. I have nothing but good memories of Josh. He always had a smile on his face and I was always glad to see him. Having lost family members of my own I know how difficult times like these are and I only can offer my deepest condolence. Angles on our wings"
CW2 Nathan Scott of Afghanistan

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

"To the Family of CW2 Joshua Scott:
We have constructed a memorial to the service men and women from Wisconsin and Illinois who have died in Iraq which includes, as of 6/20/05, 111 crosses and Stars of David. We would like your permission to put CW2 Scott's name on one of them. We have called our display "Arlington MidWest." It is our expression of mourning for the indescribable loss you have suffered for our country.

If you would like us to do this, please email martypres33@yahoo.com.

We invite you to come to visit Arlington MidWest. I can send you directions and some pictures by email.

"As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them." Anonymous"
Marty Preston of Wisconsin Dells, WI


"To the family of CW2 Joshua Michael Scott, we share the loss of Joshua. Our son served with Joshua and is still in Iraq as a member of 1/17 and my son told me how great of a husband and father he was to his family. He told me how important our prayers would be and asked that we keep you all in our daily prayers. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we thank Joshua for being a great friend to our son. Ralph and Maria Zendejas"
Ralph and Maria Zendejas of San Antonio, Texas

"We cannot express the sorrow we felt upon learning of your loss of CW2 Josh Scott. Our son, SGT Sean Connelly, is a crew chief with Blackjack. We have had several opportunities to visit Ft. Bragg and meet our son's friends and collegues in the 1-17. We were always made to feel welcome and part of the "family", so this loss to Palehorse, Darkhorse, and especially to you is deeply felt by our family. We had the honor to make the trip up to Wisconsin for Josh's funeral on Saturday. It was there that we learned from one of the pilots that Sean and Josh had once been in the same troop together. We ask God to grant you the same strength and courage that Josh had to get through this difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
With deepest condolences and gratitude for his service and sacrifice -
Mike and Linda Connelly
Blackjack, 1-17 Parents"
Mike & Linda Connelly of Oregon, IL

"Josh Scott was a loving husband and father to 3 children. Please remember them in your prayers."
of Fort Bragg NC

"I knew him as Sgt. Scott. He was a great NCO, and a great man. The world lost one of its best."
Monroe of Hanau, Germany

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
SSGT Larry Mays and Jennifer of Massillon, Ohio

"May God be with you thru this time of sorrow. Joshua will not be forgotten. My prayers are with you. Be proud, he was fighting for our freedom. Now he IS free. Be at peace knowing he is at peace."
Candy of Poynette, WI

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

"God Bless you and your family during this time of grief. We are a proud military family from WI - and our thought and prayers are with each and everyone of you! Having two children serving, we can't even begin to imagine your grief! Dean and Madge Waege"
Madge Waege of Warrens, WI

"5/28/05 Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the family of Joshua. For many reasons you will never celebrate another Memorial Day Weekend without tremendous sadness, yet a great sense of pride. Joshua is a true hero and will go down in history as a great man who made the ultimate sacrifice for this great nation. May God give you strength to endure this most horrific painful loss.
John 15:13 Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends"
Webster and Ruth Reed (Father and stepmom of Jonathan Ray Reed who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom on January 28, 2005) of Krotz Springs, LA

"Thank you Joshua 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 CW2 Joshua 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 Joshua 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 CW2 Joshua 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 Joshua, 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