Scott, Don Russell, HM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Last Primary Designator/NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1969-1970, HM-8404, 7th Marine Regiment
Service Years
1968 - 1970
HM-Hospital Corpsman

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Home Town
Great Lakes, IL
Last Address

Casualty Date
Apr 22, 1970
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Other Explosive Device
Vietnam, South
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Hickory Grove Cemetery - Green Cove Springs, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11W 038

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Birth:  Jun. 14, 1947
Great Lakes
Lake County
Illinois, USA
Death:  Apr. 22, 1970
Quang Nam, Vietnam

Don the son of Burton E. and Geraldine Biggs Scott, the husband of Carol Ann, and father of Nancy Elizabeth Scott all Green Cove Spring FL enlisted in the US Navy on August 12, 1968 in Jacksonville FL. He arrived in Vietnam on November 28, 1969 and was assigned to H&S Company attached to Company M, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

On April 22, while deployed in an ambush position on Hill 166, the men observed an enemy force of NVA moving along a ridge line and immediately sprang into action. Firing their weapons they pursued the enemy down the hill. Fleeing the Marines, the NVA returned fire killing one man and wounding several others.

With the enemy disappearing into the darkness, the patrol gathered their casualties preparing them for evacuation. While carrying HM3 Scott who had been wounded during the fire fight, a (BT) was tripped; it exploded causing his death from multiple fragmentation wounds.


David John Effefson Died of Wounds
Thomas Alan McKinney
Joseph Donald Pogue Died of Wounds
Don Russell Scott

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