Earth Day – April 22, 1970

The original Earth Day didn’t have much impact on my life at the time, but something else that happened that day did.

Don Russell Scott, HM3, USN
June 14, 1947 – April 22, 1970
son, brother, student, teacher, husband, father, friend, comrade
Navy Corpsman(attached to USMC Company ‘Mike’ 3/7)

I knew Don. I’ve never visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. The only name I’d recognize is on Panel 11W, Row 38. That is where it becomes personal and not just names etched in stone.


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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One Response to Earth Day – April 22, 1970

  1. kajiracad says:

    There’s a name on “The Wall” that makes my heart pause too. And I never knew him, but I wore a narrow strip of aluminum with his name for many years. Only when the mini-wall stopped in my area did I find out what happened to my own personal POW.

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