Watts, William Scott, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1963 - 1968



Two Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Nov 21, 1968
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Accidental Homicide
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Beauregard Cemetery - DeRidder, Louisiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
38W 031

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1968, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment/HHC
  1968-1968, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
23 Apr 2004
Scotty Watts and Wilbert D. Downhour, both of San Angelo, Texas enlisted in the Army under the "Buddy Program" on June 4, 1964. Following basic training at Fort Polk, LA, they both were assigned to AIT at Fort Knox, Kentucky, to become Armored Crewman. Scott then decided to apply for OCS. Upon successful completion of OCS, he was commissioned as a 2LT in Infantry. His buddy Downhour served two tours in Vietnam as a tank crewman. Watts served two tours in Vietnam as a Infantry Officer.

Scotty won the Bronze Star with "V" device for exposing himself to hostile fire while crossing a open field to resuce a wounded soldier. He was later killed in action.

Scotty was a San Angelo Central High School graduate and he attended San Angelo College (now Angelo State University). He enjoyed playing the guitar.

Scott is remembered by the Tom Green County Area Vietnam Memorial in San Angelo as well as by the Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial located at the Midland International Airport, Midland, Texas.

From a Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial Representative,
Billy M. Brown

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