Scott, Travis Henry, Jr., Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 1021A, 3rd Air Rescue Group
Service Years
1965 - 1970
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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Montgomery, Alabama
Last Address
Da Nang AB, RVN

Casualty Date
Apr 15, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Kontum (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Greenwood Cemetery - Montgomery, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11W 009

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 Unit Assignments
School Assignments76th Military Airlift Squadron37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery SquadronRescue Units
  1965-1966, 1021A, Pilot Training Class (Unknown)
  1967-1968, 1021A, 76th Military Airlift Squadron
  1969-1970, 37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron
  1969-1970, 1021A, 3rd Air Rescue Group
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  1969-1970 Vietnam War
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Air Force Cross Citation

Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, takes pride in presenting the Air Force Cross (Posthumously) to Captain Travis Henry Scott, Jr., United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as an HH-53C Aircraft Commander of the 37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, 3d Air Rescue and Recovery Group, DaNang Air Base, Vietnam, in action near Dak Nay Puey, Republic of Vietnam, on 15 April 1970.

On that date, Captain Scott was engaged in the rescue of a crew of a United States Army helicopter which was shot down by enemy ground fire. With display of great skill and professional airmanship, Captain Scott made two earlier attempts to position his helicopter, but each time he was driven off by heavy ground fire, which inflicted damage to his helicopter. After assessing the damage to his helicopter, and assuring that his crew was able to continue with the mission, Captain Scott requested and received permission to make a third rescue attempt. In this attempt, the helicopter was severely damaged by an intense burst of heavy automatic weapons fire. Captain Scott heroically struggled to keep his crippled helicopter airborne and, with sheer determination and a deep concern for his fellow men, he crash landed his helicopter in order to save the lives of his crew and passengers.

Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship and aggressiveness in the face of an opposing armed force, and in the dedication of his service to his Country, Captain Scott reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.


Distinguished Flying Cross Citation 

 Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Captain Travis Henry Scott, Jr., United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a rescue helicopter Co-Pilot near DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, on 5 April 1970.

On that date, Captain Scott's exemplary knowledge and outstanding airmanship, displayed under extremely hazardous conditions, culminated in the rescue of nine United States Marines and their Allies. Captain Scott's calm assistance, and the accuracy of the data he provided, enabled his helicopter to hover and successfully complete the pickup, even though the previous helicopter had crashed while attempting the pickup. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Scott in the dedication of his service to his country reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

 
   
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