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Col Robert Sheldon Scott
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- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Nov. 30, 2014
 
Mr. Scott, The guts you showed under fire is incredible. I have seen some combet in Vietnam but nothing like you did. It's hard to believe anyone could show this much valor. But you did. You accomplished your mission. Rest In Peace.
- Steve Mader
 Added: Nov. 30, 2014
 

- R I P
 Added: Nov. 30, 2014
 

- Joyce
 Added: Nov. 24, 2014
 
WOW!
- Herbert Rickards
 Added: Feb. 5, 2014
 

- TheMysterian
 Added: Feb. 5, 2014
 

- Lazer
 Added: Feb. 5, 2014
 

- ~Kindredspirit
 Added: Feb. 5, 2014
 
R.I.P.
- Danny Trahan
 Added: Feb. 5, 2014
 

- James Snow
 Added: Feb. 5, 2014
 

- Lazer
 Added: Jan. 29, 2014
 
Colonel Robert Sheldon Scott (November 30, 1913 – February 5, 1999) : Sir, you will be remembered as a soldier of the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for actions during World War II. You were born in Washington, D. C., and graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1937 with a degree in English. In September 1941, you were drafted into the US Army. After attending Officer's Candidate School you received a commission. While in the US Army, you became a Second Lieutenant at the time of your action, was a member of the 172nd Infantry Regiment of the 43rd Infantry Division that successfully captured the Munda Point airstrip on the island of New Georgia, Solomon Islands from its Japanese defenders in the summer of 1943. On July 29, 1943 Japanese soldiers counter-attacked against the American assault on Morrison-Johnson Hill overlooking the airfield. You commanded the 3rd platoon, "C" Company, that he led into attack against the Japanese fortified position. 75 yards from the enemy soldiers, You became detached from the rest of your men. Despite being alone, being shot in the left hand and receiving a shrapnel wound to the head, you used the combination of your carbine and grenades to kill 28 Japanese soldiers, causing the rest of the attacking soldiers to withdraw. Your colleagues consequently took the hill and later the airstrip. You were awarded the Medal of Honor in October 1944 at Aitape, New Guinea. In 1997 New Mexico, your home state, declared November 30 Robert Scott Day in your honor. Your medal of honor reads following: Rank and organization: Captain (then Lieutenant), U.S. Army, 172d Infantry, 43d Infantry Division. Place and date. Near Munda Air Strip, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 29 July 1943. Entered service at. Santa Fe, N. Mex. Birth: Washington, D.C. G.O. No.: 81, 14 October 1944. Citation:For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty near Munda Airstrip, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, on 29 July 1943. After 27 days of bitter fighting, the enemy held a hilltop salient which commanded the approach to Munda Airstrip. Our troops were exhausted from prolonged battle and heavy casualties, but Lt. Scott advanced with the leading platoon of his company to attack the enemy position, urging his men forward in the face of enemy rifle and enemy machinegun fire. He had pushed forward alone to a point midway across the barren hilltop within 75 yards of the enemy when the enemy launched a desperate counterattack, which if successful would have gained undisputed possession of the hill. Enemy riflemen charged out on the plateau, firing and throwing grenades as they moved to engage our troops. The company withdrew, but Lt. Scott, with only a blasted tree stump for cover, stood his ground against the wild enemy assault. By firing his carbine and throwing the grenades in his possession he momentarily stopped the enemy advance using the brief respite to obtain more grenades. Disregarding small-arms fire and exploding grenades aimed at him, suffering a bullet wound in the left hand and a painful shrapnel wound in the head after his carbine had been shot from his hand, he threw grenade after grenade with devastating accuracy until the beaten enemy withdrew. Our troops, inspired to renewed effort by Lt. Scott's intrepid stand and incomparable courage, swept across the plateau to capture the hill, and from this strategic position 4 days later captured Munda Airstrip.Happy 100th birthday and thanks for your service in World War 2!
- MFPS
 Added: Nov. 30, 2013
 

- R I P
 Added: Nov. 30, 2013
 

- Lazer
 Added: Nov. 30, 2013
 

- bob tarte
 Added: Nov. 9, 2013
 

- Sgt. Rock
 Added: Feb. 5, 2013
 

- TheMysterian
 Added: Feb. 5, 2013
 
R.I.P.
- Danny Trahan
 Added: Feb. 5, 2013
 
thank you sir!
- LINDA /the night nurse
 Added: Feb. 5, 2013
 
God bless you on your birthday. Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Nov. 30, 2012
 

- Kathy Smith
 Added: Nov. 9, 2012
 

- Art Stafford
 Added: Jul. 22, 2012
 
RIP A grateful nation salutes you
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 5, 2012
 
RIP.
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 5, 2012
 
I light a candle for Robert Sheldon Scott ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 19, 2012
 
Birthday Blessings
- Thelma
 Added: Nov. 30, 2011
 

- D.Frederick Birely
 Added: Sep. 19, 2011
 
Thanks
- O'KC
 Added: May. 24, 2011
 
Thank you for your honorable service
- truchasnm
 Added: May. 23, 2011
 

- Kathy Cushing
 Added: Feb. 5, 2011
 

- LaDene
 Added: Feb. 5, 2011
 

- Dicky
 Added: Feb. 5, 2011
 
you are loved...
- LINDA /the night nurse
 Added: Feb. 5, 2011
 
you are loved...
- LINDA /the night nurse
 Added: Feb. 5, 2011
 

- LINDA /the night nurse
 Added: Feb. 5, 2011
 
you are a hero straight out hero. bless you on this angel day...
- LINDA /the night nurse
 Added: Feb. 5, 2011
 

- elaine bailey
 Added: Jan. 8, 2011
 

- Tracey Reid
 Added: Nov. 30, 2010
 

- Cougar
 Added: Nov. 30, 2010
 
Thank you for your service to our country,because of you,and men like you,WE, The People of The United States of America will ALWAYS enjoy FREEDOM !! Rest in peace.
- ROBERT S.SAULINO,SR
 Added: Jul. 18, 2010
 

- James Stalcup
 Added: Feb. 15, 2010
 

- B. Roberts
 Added: Feb. 5, 2010
 
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU
- Carl Brown
 Added: Feb. 5, 2010
 

- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Feb. 5, 2010
 

- LaDene
 Added: Feb. 5, 2010
 

- lisa greenman
 Added: Feb. 3, 2010
 

- God Bless You Dear Brave Soldier ~ Rhonda Sue
 Added: Nov. 30, 2009
 

- Natalia Danesi
 Added: Nov. 30, 2009
 
Happy Birthday, sir, and Thank you for your service!
- LaDene
 Added: Nov. 30, 2009
 

- Barry White
 Added: Jul. 26, 2009
 
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