Scott Green

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Sioux Falls, SD

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Colonel

Colonel Scott Green began his Army career with the ROTC program at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. As a career infantry officer, Green served in numerous leadership positions, including company command in the 75th Ranger Regiment, and command of a Brigade Combat Team (Airborne). He was a highly decorated combat veteran, serving 27 years, including multiple tours. His awards include the Army’s prestigious Legion of Merit, and multiple Bronze Star Medals, including one for valor.

Scott cared for his fellow man, but his “ladies,” wife Karla and daughters Zoe, Phoebe, and Cleo were his world. A kind man with an infectious smile, he motivated everyone around him to be the best version of themselves. He was often found in possession of a Mountain Dew and always with a can of Copenhagen.

“Colonel Scott Green was the officer, gentlemen, exceptional leader, and human being we all strive to be,” said Major General Donn Hill, during a memorial ceremony in his honor. “We are all blessed to have spent even a second in his presence.”

Age: 49

Date of Death: June 15, 2021

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