SSGT Scott Nelson Germosen

SSGT Scott Nelson Germosen

Birth
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 9 Jan 2002 (aged 37)
Pakistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec 64, Site 6111 AND Sec 60, Site 8015
Memorial ID 10493271 · View Source
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Marine SSgt Germosen was assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352), the "Raiders," Combined Task Force 58, Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, California. Germosen was killed in the crash of a KC-130 fueling plane. After Scott graduated from high school, he wanted to be in the Marines because he wanted to travel around the world and also to get a scholarship for college. After serving in the Marines for four years, he got a bachelor's degree in psychology and worked as a deputy sheriff and undercover officer for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. But he missed the Marines and re-enlisted in 1996. Three months ago he re-upped for another four years and planned to stay. He and others were part of a close-knit squadron of some 300 Marines known as "the Raiders", who took pride in their critical role of fueling jets in the sky and ferrying troops and supplies to battle. Scott loved to surf the Internet to download the 80's music he loved. At 5 feet 7 inches, he was the shortest man in his squadron and took some good-natured ribbing, but he loved his job as the loadmaster. He had pioneered the use of night vision goggles in low-flying aircraft and had helped train his squadron on the equipment. Scott had kept quiet about much of his military experience to keep his mom from worrying. She knew very little about his work in night vision training and the award he received after a mine exploded during a stint in Beirut. He was also a very modest man who had never told his mom about receiving a Purple Heart. His mom said, "He was very modest. He never told me about his Purple Heart. Do you believe that?"


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  • Originally Created by: Brenda N
  • Added: 18 Feb 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10493271
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Scott Nelson Germosen (6 Dec 1964–9 Jan 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10493271, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Brenda N (contributor 46490312) .