Billy J. Scott

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Billy J. Scott (79) was born in the Kiowa Indian Hospital on July 5, 1933. Before he joined the OKLA National Guard, he was attending high school. His military service was carried out from January 1950 to January 1953. During his service period, he went to Hokkaido Island, Japan in April 1951, and then to Inchon, Korea in the 1st week of December 1951. Having been stationed at Choawon Valley, Old Baldy, Pork Chop Hill, and Hill 200, he was then stationed at T-Bone Hill in Company G, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division as a PFC when he was ordered into Federal Service on September 1, 1950, when his National Guard Unit was called into active duty until June 1952. As squad leader, Scott participated in the winter campaign of 1951 and the spring/summer campaign of 1952. For his commitments, he received the Combat Infantry Badge, the UN Campaign Ribbon with 2 stars, and the South Korean Medal. He remembers Pyon Don Chan, who was a KATUSA, as well as all of his friends from his unit, including Danny Blocker and Bill Kanouse. After returning to the United States, he returned to high school and graduated in 1953. Then, after four years of college, he graduated in 1957. After his discharge, he worked in several professions until his retirement. His experience he remembers most from the war was the loss of his friends to severe injuries and those who were Killed In Action. What impacted him most was the extent of the death and devastation. His hobbies include history (Civil War), reading, and family biography.


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