United States Senator John Cornyn is at Dyess Air Force Base Tuesday afternoon to award a Prisoner-of-War medal the son of a fallen veteran killed in action during the Korean War.
While on base, Cornyn will also meet with Air Force and City leaders to receiving briefings about the, “positive impact Dyess AFB has on our military readiness and the Abilene community,” according to a press release from Senator Cornyn’s office.
These meetings will be followed by the POW presentation at 4:35 p.m., where Senator Cornyn will present a POW medal to Dr. Stanley Scott for the service of his deceased father, Captain Stanley Scott.
The following biography about Captain Scott’s service was provided in the press release:
Sen. Cornyn will then present a posthumous Prisoner of War (POW) medal to Dr. Stanley Scott for the service of his deceased father, Captain Stanley Scott. Captain Scott was held at Wauwilermoos POW Camp in Switzerland during World War II, and served 13 years in the U.S. Army Air Corps before he was tragically killed in action in 1952 during the Korean War. Because he was killed in action, the Air Force had been unable to locate discharge papers as documentation for the POW medal; Sen. Cornyn’s office was able to send proper documentation of Captain Scott’s service and work with the U.S. Air Force to secure the medal.
By: Erica Garner
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