Scott Louis ThiryPrivate First Class
C CO, 1ST BN, 50TH INFANTRY, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
10 July 1947 - 31 October 1967
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I learned about Scott's death when I called home from New York where my husband and I were stationed after he returned from Vietnam. He had gotten home in September of 1967 and Scott had died in October of that same year. I felt so sad that this young, gentle boy who I had known in childhood had lost his life so many miles away.
I have thought about Scott off and on all these years. What I remember about him most was his great smile and the friendliness he showed everyone he came in contact with. He lived down the street from me and always was around riding his bike, delivering newspapers or playing down by the Milwaukee River not far from our homes. I would see him in school from time to time, passing him in the hallways, and he always had that terrific smile on his face.
I still pass the house he grew up in periodically and every time I do I think about him. There's a book out named "The Five People We Will Meet in Heaven". I can't help but hope that when the time comes for me to pass, he will be one of them.
Thank you, Scott, for your supreme sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.
Toni ... the girl down the street.
From a friend,
Scott was a son and a friend. He had many dreams when he got out of the service, as we all did at 20.
His mother was blind and his father was ill when he left for Viet Nam. The night before he left he assured them he would return, he was their only child, we didn't think it would be in pieces.
There were riots in Milwaukee when he was home on leave in September before shipping out and we got to spend a lot of time together.
Scott was more like a brother than a friend to me and we had a lot of things in common, and a lot of shared secrets about life.
His mother and father have passed away, but to his mother's grave she grieved for him daily. Mrs. Thiry would call me regularly to talk and Scott would always come up in the conversation, it would break my heart, she loved him so.
I have lost touch with most of our close friends, but I know they remember him as I do - as a "Great guy who thought he had his whole life ahead of him."
I love you, Scott, and wish you were here to share life and love with us!
Royal Lamfs Forever Link!
From a friend,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 31 Oct 1967 C Company, 1/50th Infantry, lost three men in Binh Dinh Province:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 01 Jul 2008
Last updated 11/13/2010