CWO Scott William Dyer

CWO Scott William Dyer

Birth
Death 11 Oct 2006 (aged 38)
Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60, Site 8428
Memorial ID 16161957 · View Source
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Army Chief Warrant Officer Dyer was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Dyer died from injuries sustained during combat operations in Banditemur. When Scott was 5, he announced he wanted to join the military. He was going to be a soldier, he was going to ride a motorcycle and he was going to jump out of airplanes – he achieved all three. He attended Titusville High School where he was on the football, wrestling and track teams. He could have attended college on a wrestling scholarship but decided against it. One week after his 1987 graduation he signed up for the Army as a cavalry scout. He went from a boyhood in Brevard County to become an Army Ranger where he graduated at the top of his class, a member of the Special Forces and a master of high altitude skydiving, serving in hot spots from Panama to the Balkans to Iraq and Afghanistan during a 19-year military career. Along the way, he became a husband and father of two who loved wakeboarding and coaching his children's soccer and basketball teams. Scott's death came during his third tour in Afghanistan. One of his last requests to his family was to send some penny candy he could hand out to children in Afghan villages. Along with numerous other awards, he received a posthumous Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for valor. His death happened after nightfall. His team was hovering in a helicopter above a mountaintop when he was the first to jump out. Ground fire hit him and his men pulled him back inside for safety, but he was already too badly injured. As Dyer's captain took his hand, the soldier looked up, smiled and slipped away.


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  • Originally Created by: Brenda N
  • Added: 13 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16161957
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CWO Scott William Dyer (2 Sep 1968–11 Oct 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16161957, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Brenda N (contributor 46490312) .