Andrews, Scott, SPC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Specialist
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
21E-Heavy Construction Equipment Operator
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2008-2010, 21E, 27th Engineer Battalion/618th Engineer Support Company
Service Years
2008 - 2010
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom

Specialist



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1989
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fall River
Last Address
FOB Lagman, Zabul province, Afghanistan

Casualty Date
Jun 21, 2010
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
IED-Improvised Explosive Device
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Saint Patrick Cemetery - Fall River, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

20th Engineer Brigade


 Unofficial Badges 

Engineer Shoulder Cord


 Military Association Memberships
GWOT Fallen
  2013, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Action 1st Award
Rifle
Engineer

 
 Unit Assignments
20th Engineer Brigade27th Engineer Battalion
  2008-2010, 21E, 20th Engineer Brigade
  2008-2010, 21E, 27th Engineer Battalion/618th Engineer Support Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2001-2020 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
(NECN: Brad Puffer, Fall River, Mass.) - After a deadly day in Afghanistan, there is mourning in Fall River, Massachusetts. The city lost a hometown hero who was one of nine NATO service members killed yesterday. Army Specialist Scott Andrews is the second Fall River soldier to lose his life in Afghanistan in recent months.

"He was beautiful a boy."

Specialist Scott Andrews is still a boy in the eyes of his grandmother. But this 21-year-old Fall River man was far away in Afghanistan when he was killed by an insurgent attack on his unit.  


 "He was like a mechanic.... Go up and get the trucks that need repairing and bring them back to base."

Lydia Andrews says she last saw her grandson just a few months ago.  

"I loved seeing him, I love him very dearly and I hated to see him go back well he says I'll be back in October.  I felt contented.  He was going to be coming back."  

The youngest of three boys, Andrews most recently lived in this Fall River home with his mother, but always made sure to spend time with his grandmother when back home. A grandmother that despite assurances, still worried.

"There was always the worrying.  All the time.  Oh it's so hard to take to lose a baby like that."  :50

His grandmother says he entered the military just before his 18th birthday.  He turned 21 on Memorial Day, the only one in his family to enter the Army.

"We as a city we will come together we will grieve with this family and we mourn the loss of a fallen hero."

Mayor William Flanagan says the loss is even harder to take because this is the second soldier Fall River has lost in just the past two months.  On April 19th, Army National guard Sgt. Robert Barrett, just 20 years old, was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan.  

Mayor William Flanagan: "The city of Fall River has yet to end the grieving that it went through for Sgt. Barrett and now we have to grieve the loss of another soldier in our city."

Lydia Andrews says her grandson had hoped the Army would provide him with skills he needed to come back home, work and make a life.

"He enjoyed being in the service because he had big plans he had big plans that when he came out he'd have a little education in something."
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