Company E 1/22 Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Date of Birth Jun 8, 1945
From: WASHINGTON, DC
Marital Status: Single
PFC - E3 - Army - Regular
4th Infantry Division
MOS: 11C10: Indirect Fire Infantryman
Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Jan 10, 1968
Casualty was on Feb 19, 1968
In KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
Body was recovered
Panel 40E - Line 30
Grady Scott drowned while on a
combat operation, when crossing the Dak Pong River near Hill 684,
at grid reference AR801935, approximately 5 kilometers north/northeast of Kontum airfield.
PFC Grady Scott's decorations
(Of Grady Scott) Gene
Fitzpatrick wrote "I knew him very well. We went through
Infantry AIT together at Fort Jackson.
We were both assigned to an 81mm Mortar Platoon which was part of E company.
E Co 81mm mortar people went out with line infantry companies on a loan basis just like combat engineers,
artillery forward observers and medics. These assignments were temporary and mortar squads were rotated back
to the 1/22 Fire Base occasionally and then out with line companies at the pleasure of the line company CO.
I was at various times assigned to A, B, C, & D companies with occasional time in firebases. This method of assigning
81mm Mortar personnel continued until around October of 68, when all 81mm Mortar personnel were permanantly
assigned to line infantry companies. I was assigned to B Co. at that time.
E Co also had a Recon Platoon, 4.2 inch mortars, .50 Cal Machine Guns and a 106 recoilless rifle.
Some 4.2 mortar guys were assigned to line companies as FOs.
To the best of my recall, Grady Scott was still in E Co when he drowned on a patrol. He had only been in country
about a month when that happened. Tragic - a really great guy. I wasn't there when it happened but I remember hearing
he got swept off his feet and pulled under by the usual 50 lb. of gear.
1-22 Medic, Rex Millspaugh:
I was a medic with B Company and left the field after the Tet Offensive in 1968. I was assigned to the forward TRAINS
at Kontum and the firebases until April of 1968 at which time I was assigned to the MEDCAP team. In February I was sent
to the field, from what I believe was the forward TRAINS in Kontum, because of a drowning with the LRRPs from E Company.
I prepared and tagged the body and returned with it to what I again believe was the forward TRAINS in Kontum.
I do not remember the name of the individual. It was definitely at a stream in the middle of a fairly open area i.e. it was not jungle.
For those personnel who were at Hill 684 it was like the open area at the base of the hill. I remember that the body was African-American.
I remember talking to the assigned medic, not sure who, and that the person had drowned while they were trying to cross a stream.
My memory is foggy but I vaguely remember that I was told that the drowning and recovery was rather quick- about 15 minutes in all."
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 51 Site 2401
Grave marker for PFC Grady Scott
The grave of PFC Grady Scott in Arlington National Cemetery
Photos by David McInturff from the Find A Grave website
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