Ernest Darius Scott Sr.
Brigadier General, United States Army
Canadian, Ernest Darius Scott was born on 6 September 1872. His family
had moved from Ontario to Nebraska before Scott entered high school, and
he received his appointment to West Point from the 2d District of Nebraska.
He studied at the University of Nebraska before joining his class.
As an Artillery officer, the war with Spain took Scott to the Philippine Insurrection, where he earned two Silver Star Citations. He also was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his service as the Commanding Officer of Field Artillery regiments and brigades as part of the American Expeditionary Forces in France. Scott commanded the 15th Field Artillery from 1927-28 and the 11th Field Artillery from 1920 -31, when he was promoted to Brigadier General.
General Scott retired in 1931 and moved to
Miami, Florida. He died at Homestead Air Force Base on 12 May 1962
at age 90. General Scott has two sons who are also graduates of West Point,
Bruce Scott, 1933 and Ernest Scott, January 1943.
His son, Ernest Darius
Scott, Jr., Captain, United States Air Force, United States Military
Academy Class of 1943, was killed in airplane crash at the age of 23 in
1946. He is buried with his parents.
SCOTT, ERNEST DARIUS
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Photo By M. R. Patterson, December 2004