30 September 1966 – LtCol Walter “Mel” Fowler’s F-100 #553502 is hit in the engine by gunfire over SVN. He came close to capture or death by closely advancing Viet Cong before his wingman suppressed the advancing VC and he was picked up from the rice paddy by an Army Helo. Fowler was serving with
Harry D. Scott
Harry D. Scott was born November 24, 1937 in Chattahoochee, FL. He was raised in Chattahoochee and graduated from Chattahoochee High School.
Harry graduated in 1959 from Florida State University where he played trumpet in the marching band. After graduation, Harry joined the Air Force where he flew KB-50s, F-4s, T-37s, T-38s, C-123s and his favorite, the F-100. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam including a tour with the Misty Fast FAC commando sabre program flying low-level missions in the F-100. He earned the Purple Heart when he was shot down on one of the Misty missions.
The Air Force allowed Harry to travel the world. He retired from the Air Force in Tampa after 21 years of service. After retirement from the Air Force, Harry had several flying jobs before earning his MBA and starting a new career in accounting working as an examiner for Barnett Bank and the State of Florida.
When he finally retired for good, he enjoyed travel with his wife, Meta, spending time with his kids and grandkids, and following FSU sports, the Boston Red Sox, and golf. He really enjoyed his weekly golf games with the usual suspects at Hilaman Golf Course