Scott Sather

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About Scott Sather

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Staff sergeant Scott Sather was born on 21 June 1973 in Clio, Michigan. Sather joined the United States Air Force in 1992. Sather served in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. On 8 April 2003, while in southern Iraq, SSgt Scott Sather, a combat controller, assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron stationed at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina, became the first airman killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sather earned seven medals, including the Bronze Star, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart during his Air Force career. Currently there is a US air base named after him in Baghdad, Iraq. Sather Air Base is home of the 447th Air Expeditionary Group at Baghdad International Airport. It is home to over 1,000 airmen, army, British Royal Air Force, and contracted civilians. The citation accompanying his Bronze Star Medal with Valor reads,

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