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Martin Ronald Scott

Date of death: MIA: November 7, 1966
Place of Birth: Oklahoma, Jenks
Home of record: Tulsa Oklahoma
Status: MIA

Martin Scotts remains were recovered, identified, and returned to the United States in 2017.


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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain Martin Ronald Scott (AFSN: FR-50864), United States Air Force, for gallantry in action in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force while serving with the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, in action near Hanoi, North Vietnam, on 25 February 1966. On that date, Captain Scott volunteered to perform an extremely hazardous "Special" mission deep within the most heavily defended portion of North Vietnam. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Captain Scott flew his aircraft at levels of twenty-five to fifty feet with unerring accuracy through extremely heavy and accurate anti-aircraft fire over forbidding and hostile terrain to two different targets. Withdrawal again subjected him to intense and accurate fire and hostile interceptors, and a dwindling fuel supply added to his perils. Despite the extreme hazards involved, the mission was executed exactly as planned. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Captain Scott has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

General Orders: Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces, Special Orders G-237 (July 30, 1966)

Action Date: February 25, 1966

Service: Air Force

Regiment: 8th Tactical Fighter Wing

Division: 13th Air Force