Sgt Scott Douglas Dykman

Sgt Scott Douglas Dykman

Birth
Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana, USA
Death 20 Dec 2006 (aged 27)
Baghdad, Iraq
Burial Harrison, Madison County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 17119144 · View Source
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Sgt. Dykman of Helena, Mont., joined the Army in September 2003 and was assigned to Fort Richardson in July 2006. He was a 1998 Harrison High School graduate, who was in his third tour in Iraq. Before joining the Army, he volunteered with the Harrison fire department and worked as a logger and hoped to one day become a fishing and hunting guide in Alaska. The Army had become home for Scott, he had found his niche and planned to make the Army his career. Shortly before his death he attained the rank of sergeant and was so proud of that accomplishment. He was raised in Harrison, attended school in Harrison and no matter where he traveled, Harrison was always home to him. In his short life, he worked as a logger, which was an occupation that he truly loved and before entering the Army he was employed as a heavy equipment operator. He placed third in the nation in Golden Gloves boxing and he loved rodeo. Scott was a proud and honorable young man, shy and quiet. When he spoke that soft rumbling baritone was such a surprise that it never failed to put a smile on the listener's face. More than one crying child settled and curled against his chest to be soothed by his calm tone and gentle touch. While in the Army, Scott found himself. He had purpose, a place to shine, he gave 110 percent at everything he did. Scott was married in September 2003 and he and his wife had two children together who were the pride of his life. He was 27.

Army
1st Battalion,
501st Parachute Infantry Regiment,
4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne),
25th Infantry Division,
Fort Richardson, Alaska.