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Sergeant Major Charles Scott remembered by his widow



Charles Scott
Lillie Scott and Patricia Chambers: Photo by Keith Phillips

The American Legion Tyner Post-213 will hold their Charles Scott Memorial Golf Tournament on June 2.

Sergeant Major Scott’s widow, Lillie Scott, spoke on the memory of her late husband.

“He loved the American Legion and we were married for 32 years and he took care of my and considered them as his own,” Mrs. Scott said.

Mrs. Scott went on to recall when she met the Sergeant Major in the early 1980s after being introduced to him by mutual friends.

“When we met I was sitting at the table with his friends Charlie and Mary Miller and after I was leaving he came running behind me and talking  to me but from there we began dating and my kids fell in love with him,” Mrs. Lillie said. “He was the best husband a woman can have and he didn’t want me to worry about anything and that’s what made me love him so hard.”

When asked about what Scott is remembered for the most, Lillie quickly responded by saying, “his kindness for both whites and black and he just loved the Hut.”

Scott served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars and also served four tours of duty in Germany before retiring in 1983 after 32 years of service. He remains as the only African-American to be elected as the department commander of the American Legion.

The Golf Tournament on Friday will be held in his honor and late registration will begin at 8 a.m.and tee-off will be at noon.

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