William Scott WattsCaptain
HHC, 2ND BN, 22ND INF RGT, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
17 August 1944 - 21 November 1968
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The database page for William Scott Watts
In memory of William "Scotty" Watts.
A fine young man who fought proudly for his country.
God bless you, Scotty, and thank you.
From a childhood sweetheart.
Scotty Watts and Wilbert D. Downhour, both of San Angelo, Texas enlisted in the Army under the "Buddy Program" on June 4, 1964. Following basic training at Fort Polk, LA, they both were assigned to AIT at Fort Knox, Kentucky, to become Armored Crewman. Scott then decided to apply for OCS. Upon successful completion of OCS, he was commissioned as a 2LT in Infantry. His buddy Downhour served two tours in Vietnam as a tank crewman. Watts served two tours in Vietnam as a Infantry Officer.
Scotty won the Bronze Star with "V" device for exposing himself to hostile fire while crossing a open field to resuce a wounded soldier. He was later killed in action.
Scotty was a San Angelo Central High School graduate and he attended San Angelo College (now Angelo State University). He enjoyed playing the guitar.
Scott is remembered by the Tom Green County Area Vietnam Memorial in San Angelo as well as by the Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial located at the Midland International Airport, Midland, Texas.
From a Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial Representative,
A note from The Virtual WallCaptain Watts served two tours in Vietnam, and was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism under fire for exposing himself to hostile fire while crossing an open field to rescue a wounded soldier.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 08/10/2009