A 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.
Ernest Darius Scott was born on 6 September 1872. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in the class of 1898. He died on 12 May 1962 and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
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
BGEN US ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/06/1872
DATE OF DEATH: 05/12/1962
BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 4019-A S
SCOTT, ELLA GERICHTEN W/O ERNEST D
DATE OF DEATH: 09/12/1943
BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH SITE 4019-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF ED SCOTT, BG USA RET
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