READER C. SCOTT, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Reader Scott '32

Date of birth: August 10, 1909

Date of death: November 21, 1942

Age: 33

Lucky Bag

From the 1932 Lucky Bag:

Obituary

From Find A Grave:

Lt. Commander U.S. Navy, World War II-Lt. Com. Scott died of his wounds on 11-21-1942 while serving as the XO on the USS Walke {DD-416} in the South Pacific during the Battle for Guadalcanal in the area of Iron Bottom Sound. This ship was sunk by a Japanese Submarine. The USS Walke was Sims-Class Destroyer that was named after Rear Admiral Henry A. Walke, 1809-1896. It was built in Boston, Ma.

He is the son of Mr. Clarence P. & Mrs. Irene {Campdoras} Scott of 1500 North Prospect Road in Peoria, Illinois, and is a 1928 graduate of Peoria H.S., and a 1932 graduate of the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.

Commander Scott has been in the Navy for ten years, and sailed around the world, spent two years in China, two years of Marine Engineerining at the Naval Academy, and the last time his parents saw him in Peoria was 1939. Mr. Scott was never married, but leaves one brother, Major Leon Scott, West Point graduate, Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, and one sister, Miss Ione Scott of Peoria.

Awards: Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, American Defense Medal, China Service Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, 2nd Award, Pacific Campaign Medal with two Battle Stars.

Footnote: Commander Scott received his Silver Star for rescue operations on the USS Walke.

USS Walke (DD 416) was sunk on November 15, 1942 at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

His mother was listed as next of kin.


Class of 1932

Reader is one of 52 members of the Class of 1932 in Memorial Hall.