America Salutes Vane Scott Jr.

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A Speech in Congress by Rep. Robert Ney (R-OH), on October 08, 2004

"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate the service of a great American, Mr. Vane Scott. Mr. Scott started his service to our nation in December, 1942. During World War II, he served on the USS Radford in the Pacific as an electrician and gyrocompass technician.

After the war, Mr. Scott went to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh on the GI bill and in 1968 he started an American flag production company. He retired in January, 1990; and he currently serves as the national president of the Radford Association. In September, 2001, Mr. Scott opened the USS Radford National Naval Museum in Newcomerstown, Ohio.

He is married to Mrs. Barbara Scott, his wife of more than 50 years, and has three children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. On November 3, 2004, Mr. Scott will be inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame for his valor in World War II and for his efforts in telling the stories of America's war heroes.

I also want to commemorate Mr. Scott's relative, Mr. Freeman Davis. Mr. Davis received the Medal of Honor for his valor on November 25, 1863, during the Civil War's Battle of Missionary Ridge.

Mr. Speaker, these two men represent some of the best America has to offer. I want to thank them for their remarkable service, and I want to congratulate Mr. Vane Scott on his induction into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. America salutes Mr. Vane Scott today."

- Full text of this speech can be found in the Congressional Record.

Posted on August 6, 2015 .