Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Rickey Scott

30, of Columbus, Georgia.
Scott died in Al Huwijah, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on January 20, 2006.

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"SSG Scott it's amazing how so many years can pass by however I think about you and the other fallen hero's that made the ultimate sacrifice in the Bastogne Battalion. I continually pray for your family and children. I often wonder if they are ok. Thank you SSG Scott for standing tall when called to protect our nation's freedom. It was my honor and privilege to serve beside you at war. It's been almost 10 years and your legacy still lives on in so many of us that you served with. Rest in peace battle and thank you for your sacrifice!"
MSG Johnson, Le'Vetrice of Ft Hood, TX

"To the family of:Rickey 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""

"To our hero and my cousin Rickey Scott aka "Chico". Our family miss you so much. You were the link missing to all parts of our family. Your going to always be remembered as a hero in our hearts. You were wonderful young man, that had a heart for all. I know that you are with the Lord. We all love you and miss your presence. Sometimes when we have our family gatherings you are always mentioned, and photos just bring back so many memories. Words alone can't express how I really love and miss you. I believe that God makes no mistakes. Your smile will forever be with us. You will truly be missed. The sacrifice you made for our country and family will forever remain in our hearts. We love you Chico. But God Loved you best. Love Always Cousin Sonja"
Ms. Sonja Harris of Columbus, Ga/Muscogee

"January 18, 2009
To the family of Staff Sgt. Rickey Scott:
Rickey 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 miss you Chico and will never forget your sweet heart.
Love Always Your Cousin Alicia"
Alicia Jones of Columbus, Georgia

"Staff Sgt. Scott,

My goodness, I just finished writing Sgt Flanagan and Spc. Frantz and you'd think I would stop tearing up. Before you think I'm crazy, let me introduce myself. My name is Scott, but when we met in Iraq, I was 1Lt Scott Perez, the Officer In Charge of sending you home. I want you to know that your return home was honorable and unforgetfull. Though we accepted death as part of our mission, no one will forget your service to this country. I'm telling you Staff Sgt. Scott, there were thousands of people there giving you one last salute. It was freezing when you boarded that west bound plane one last time at 0300hrs. I saw you when they brought you in and I saluted you with pride and dispare as you left. Your sacrifice is equal only to those who paid the same price, and your sacrifice will not be in vain. I read the below messages and I can see that you are loved by many. I'm sorry it took me more than a year to say hello, but with Memorial Day closing in on me, though I tried to forget...I couldn't, and I shouldn't, and I won't. Thank you for protecting me and my family. I will never forget you."
Scott J. Perez of Myrtle Beach, SC

I would like to say thank you to you and the other three soldiers who were 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.

Honor And Country(327th Inf. Motto)"

"To honor the Georgia soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families, the professional portrait artists of the Atlanta Fine Arts League are offering to paint a portrait of the individual soldier for his family. These 16 X 20” original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrifices made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families’ loss. Please visit our website www.atlantafineartsleague.org or email us at AtlantaFineArtsLeague@Yahoo.com for further information"
–The Atlanta Fine Arts League of Georgia

"Chico you were and will ALWAYS continue to be my dog For Life I will always keep you in my heart and prayers DON'T YOU GET DOWN ON YOURSELF ABOUT LEAVING YOUR LOVE ONES BEHIND THEY'LL BE SAFE CAUSE NOW THEY HAVE GOD AND YOU TO LOOK OVER THEM. Until we meet again KEEP A SPOT IN HEAVEN FOR ME........"
Terrence A.K.A TJ of Hartford, Connecticut

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

"Thank you Rickey 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 Staff Sgt. Rickey 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 Rickey 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. Rickey 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 Rickey, 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