Leonard O. Scott

Leonard O Scott was born in Geddes, South Dakota in 1926. When he was a young adult, he was drafted into the United States Army and sent to basic training at Fort Polk. He was assigned to the 45th Division, 179th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion ,H Company, 2nd Platoon out of Ardmore, Oklahoma. He served time in Korea during the Korean War from December of 1951 to June of 1952. The war was not a topic he spoke much of during his lifetime, but his children do recall his crooked front tooth that he claimed got that way from catching bullets with his teeth during the war. For a time, his children believed that story! He left the Army just short of twenty years as a Sergeant First Class. Mr. Scott passed away in 2013 and most of his memories of the war were laid to rest with him. We are grateful for his service and are honored to remember Mr. Scott.


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Korean War - Key Events

June 25, 1950

A massive artillery barrage from the North signals the beginning of the Korean War. Roughly 100,000 North Korean troops pour across the 38th parallel, and, although South Korean forces are driven back, they retire in good order.

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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