Army Chief Warrant Officer Scott Jamar

Army Chief Warrant Officer Scott Jamar

Died April 02, 2003 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

32, of Granbury, Texas; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.; killed in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash in central Iraq.

Chief Warrant Officer Scott Jamar, 32, a pilot, never met an activity he didn’t like when attending high school in Sweetwater, Texas. “You name it, he did it,” says his longtime friend Shawn Chittum. Football. Track. Class president. Choir. National Honor Society. Jamar, a divorced father of two boys, Brennan, 5, and Kyle, 7, loved to fly. But he almost didn’t make it as a pilot. He was initially turned down for being too tall in the torso. He served as a flight engineer on a Chinook helicopter, then re-applied to flight school and was accepted. “Being a pilot, he was real excited about that,” Chittum said. After graduating from Sweetwater High School in 1989, Jamar attended Southwest Texas State for a year before joining the military. He served in Alaska and Alabama and in Korea for two tours. Shortly before shipping out for the Gulf, Jamar returned to Texas. He had just earned custody of his boys, and spent a couple of weeks with them. “He didn’t want to leave the boys,” Chittum said, “but Scott was a go-getter in all forms and fashion. They’d asked him to do a job and he was going to go do it.”

USA Today

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