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Scott Eugene Sutherland

sketch

Sketch by Cliff Wheeler

Specialist 5th Class, Combat Aviation Crew Chief
281st Assault Helicopter Company
10th CAB, 17th CAG, 1st AVN BDE


From Bremerton, Washington
Born March 14th, 1950
Roman Catholic

Tour of duty began on December 2nd, 1968
Killed on May 11, 1970 during
an enemy rocket attack at
Pleiku, South Vietnam.

Vietnam Wall Panel 10W, Line 19

1stAB Army Aviator

guidon Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign



Scott's marker
Photo by J.R. Saunders
On May 11, 1970 the 281st Assault Helicopter Company lost four of its top crew members in a rocket and mortar attack on their compound at Pleiku, South Vietnam. Each of these individuals distinguished themselves as highly respected crew members and trusted friends to all and they shall not be forgotten. They are:

  • SP5 Scott Eugene Sutherland
  • SP5 Joseph W. Cunningham, Jr.
  • SP4 Danny Joe Taulbee
  • SP5 Daniel Joseph Vaughan

Attack details at Ned Heintz's page.

 


high school class picture Southerland



in basic
Scottie's Basic Training Company

Southerland

The above pictures of Scotty were provided by
Wayne Beckett,
his high school friend and fellow basic trainee.

High School Class Picture

A MAN IS NOT DEAD UNTIL HE IS FORGOTTEN

ONCE AN INTRUDER ... ALWAYS AN INTRUDER

huey sunrise

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