Marine Lance Cpl. Scott E. Dougherty: Died July 6, 2004 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom
I want to thank all that served before,and all that will protect our country in the future....
Especially those that gave their lives.
My hero- Marine Lance Cpl. Scott E. Dougherty
Died July 6, 2004 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom
My nephew, Scott Dougherty, 20 of Bradenton, Fl. was killed July 6,2004, when his Humvee struck a tank mine in Anbar province, Iraq. His Humvee ran over a tank mine, flipped over a ravine and exploded. He was a proud Marine in the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
He was fun loving kid with a great sense of humor. He always knew how to make everybody smile. He wasn’t a big guy but he made up for with physical training & a great attitude. He joined ROTC in high school and enlisted in the Marines in 2002 after graduating.
He was just two days out of combat training when he was deployed to Iraq for five months. He was three months into his second tour when he died. He died doing what he loved, proud of what he was doing.
Scotty, We love you & miss you. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice.
Love, Aunt Karen & Uncle Bruce