US Marine killed in action, honored in LeFlore County

Friday, October 29th 2004, 10:26 am
By: News On 6

An Oklahoma Marine killed in action in Iraq, receives a high honor. The family of Marine Corporal Scott Vincent accepted the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor on his behalf, in Vincent's hometown of Bokoshe.

Fellow Marines spoke of the 21-year old corporal's bravery and leadership in several enemy encounters, until his last, when a suicide bomber crashed into his transport vehicle April 30th. Family members say it's a comfort knowing he died doing what he wanted.

Judy Vincent, Cpl Scott Vincent's Mother: "He loved his country, he loved his family and he loved God. That says a lot for a young person."

Corporal Vincent first served in Afghanistan and had volunteered for a second tour in Iraq. Friends say he was destined to be a US Marine; his chosen motto for the high school yearbook was 'Semper Fi.'