Joshua Michael Scott

Sherri Scott knew a good man when she saw one. “The night I met Josh I told my girlfriends, ‘I’m going to marry that man,'” she said. “They all laughed. Three years later we were married.” Joshua Michael Scott, 28, of Sun Prairie, Wis., died May 26 when the helicopter he was flying came under attack and crashed in Buhriz. He was based at Fort Bragg. Scott graduated from high school in 1995 and a few years later he took a troubled boy under his wing. Scott became the boy’s legal guardian five years ago, and the child lives with Scott’s wife and children. “He had the ability to be tough as nails at work, and when he came home he was a marshmallow dad,” said Chief Warrant Officer Mike Rutledge, who attended flight school with him. “He loved his family more than he loved his work.” First Sgt. Randall Pierce said Scott was “a leader’s dream” who had a passion that inspired others to follow his example. “People just gleaned confidence from him,” Pierce said. “He was a rare breed. A very rare breed.”

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Sun Prairie
Age: 28
Incident Location: Buhriz, Iraq
Branch: Army
Rank: Chief Warrant Officer
Unit: 1st Squadron, 17th Calvary Regiment, 82nd Airborne Regiment
Units Base: Fort Bragg, North Carolina