Chief Petty Officer Scott Smith US Navy RIP - 1st Anniversary

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Last week whilst in work a colleague of mine commented on the hat (FDNY) i was wearing. She said to me whilst pointing at the hat that she was off to their (NYC) next week. I replied "oh you off to see your brother?" (who i knew lived stateside) and she said "no he died last year"

i was a bit taken aback as i hadn't heard her brother had passed away as usually you would hear of news like that in a work place. When i enquired with another colleague he said yea he had passed away and was in the Navy (Again news i never knew)

Today in the 'deaths and anniversary' section of our National Newspaper there was an Anniversary Acknowledgement with a picture (attached). I cant post the Anniversary Acknowledgement as a picture due to the size so ill type it out


Scott Smith
1st Anniversary
Late of Rathvilly Park
Finglas South, Dublin​



"At 21 Scott started a new life in New York. He witnessed the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11. He saw first hand the faces of the loved ones searching for loved ones. At a funeral of a family friend's Firefighter son, who lost his life, with the collapse of the Twin Towers, Scott decided to offer himself to the US Navy

After completing boot camp, Scott joined the crew of the USS La Salle, the flagship of the 7th fleet. Stationed in Gaeta, Italy, he met Analisa, a local girl, who became his wife and mother of his son Conor. While in the Navy he was stationed at many places from the lovely coast of Italy, to the war torn country of Iraq, to the lovely pacific island of Guam.

While on his last deployment to Memphis in Tennessee, Scott fell ill with his stomach. On Christmas Eve 2015, he was diagnosed to be in stage 4 cancer, that he would never recover from. Scott remained in the Navy until he passed away on the 2nd February 2018, aged 39. After a military funeral with honors, Scotts wishes were fulfilled and his ashes were laid to rest by the Peach tree he planted in the front garden of his home in Jacksonville, Florida.

After 15 years in the Navy he was intered with the Rank of Chief Petty Officer (Not to shabby for a boy from Finglas South). Scott loved Liverpool Football Club and always added Y.N.W.A (You'll Never Walk Alone - Liverpool FC Motto) to his signature which he sang with gusto over a pint on game day. Scott never forgot his roots and was known throughout his service as "Irish".

He is sorely missed by his wife and son, his mother Maureen, father Patrick, sisters Maria, Anna, Caroline, Shannon and twin brothers Daniel and Matthew, their spouses, cousins and friends. We all miss your unique personality and sense of humour. All our love son, Dad"



Continue to RIP Chief Petty Officer Scott Smith. Thoughts with all the family and friends

Ar dheis D? go raibh a anam
 

nfd2004

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My Condolences to you, Dec, and the family members of Scott Smith. Taken away at such a young age.

 
 

manhattan

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Condolences, Dec, to you and Chief Smith's family and friends.

Please remind me in early October 2019 and I shall remember him at my Chelsea Veterans Day Ceremony. 
 

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manhattan said:
Condolences, Dec, to you and Chief Smith's family and friends.

Please remind me in early October 2019 and I shall remember him at my Chelsea Veterans Day Ceremony.
Thank you Manhattan i will indeed
 
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