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Brigadier General Robert L. Scott, Jr. USAF, (Ret.) -WARNER ROBINS - Brigadier General Robert L. Scott, Jr., 97, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2006 at Southern Heritage Personal Care Home. A memorial service will be held at 2P.M., Friday, March 3, 2006 at Southside Baptist Church. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, March 2, 2006 from 5:30 until 8:00 P.M. at McCullough Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Museum of Aviation, P. O. Box 2469, Warner Robins, Georgia 31099. -Known to his friends and family as "Scotty," the retired general lived his final two decades as the champion and cheerleader of the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins. He worked tirelessly to promote the educational value of the Museum and was responsible for raising millions of dollars for Museum development. -Born on April 12, 1908, Scott grew up in Macon, Georgia. He was a graduate Lanier High School and The United States Military Academy at West Point. He amassed over 42,000 flying hours in sixty years in a variety of aircraft ranging from the P-12 to the F-100 - a record which few pilots have ever reached. Official Army Air Force records credit him with thirteen aerial victories in his Curtiss P-40, but according to Scott it was really twenty-two, making him one of the top Air Force "Aces" of World War II. -His famous book "God Is My Co-Pilot" was a long standing best seller and still sells thousands of copies today. He served as technical advisor to Warner Brothers in making a movie based on the book. The World Premiere was at the Grand Theater in Macon, Georgia in 1945. -In 1986, Scott came to Warner Robins for the unveiling of an exhibit of his memorabilia at the Museum of Aviation. He was asked to stay and the next year moved to Warner Robins to become the head of the Heritage of Eagle Campaign which ultimately raised $2.5 million to build a 3-story Eagle Building at the Museum. -In 1988, Scott released his autobiography entitled "The Day I Owned the Sky." That year, at age 82, he was cleared to fly in an Air National Guard F-15 Eagle out of Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta Georgia. Two years later, he again flew the Eagle -this time at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. On April 2, 1997, in celebration of his 89th Birthday, Scott flew his last flight in a B-1 bomber assigned to the 116th Bomb Wing at Robins Air Force Base. -Survivors include his daughter, Robin Scott Fraser (Bruce), Bakersfield, California; grandchildren, Scott Simon Fraser, Rancho Santa Fe, California; Linda Mahan, Bakersfield, California; Laura Allen, Bakersfield, California; Susan Mulholland, Bakersfield, California; great grandchildren, John Mahan, Bryan Mahan, Heather Mahan, Michael Mulholland, Steven Mulholland, Bob Mulholland, Abigale Fraser, Lauren Fraser; great great grandchildren, Jesse Moore and Steven Mulholland. . Scott's wife of 38 years, Catharine Green Scott, of Fort Valley Georgia, died in 1972. His parents, Robert Lee Scott, Sr. and Ola Burckhalter Scott, also preceded him in death. -Go to to sign the Online Registry for the family. -McCullough Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Robert Scott, Jr.

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Published in The Telegraph on Feb. 28, 2006.
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June 19, 2017
Valenda Newell
April 12, 2014
Happy Birthday Scotty! Thinking of you today (but then again, I think of you every day!) I'm attaching a banner that our Fan Club Member Pat Taranto made for one of your birthday golf tournaments!
Marilynn Pantera
January 23, 2014
Formation Time
For me, flying was a spiritual event. I first gained my spirituality of flying by reliving the tales from your "God is my Co-Pilot," and following your career. I was so enthralled with your tales, that my dad would call you "Uncle Scotty" when he saw me reading your book (for the umpteenth time). Thanks Uncle Scotty, for your service, inspiration and even guidance.
Colonel Frank Leuck
June 7, 2013
Was inspired by your book as a kid (and I'm pretty old now), happened to be watching your movie. God bless.
Rick Morton
February 26, 2013
Scotty's autograph on God Is My Co-pilot
Hi Scotty!! I'm working on your Fan Club auction in support of your beloved Museum of Aviation. It gives me great joy to promote your books every year! I love you!!
Marilynn Pantera
February 28, 2011
Mare says it best...can't count the times I've had you as my "co-pilot" Scotty.
Mike Pantera(husband of fan club president extraordinare)
February 28, 2011
General Scott was not one to sit in the right seat but I'm sure he doesn't mind being God's Co-Pilot for real. God Bless, Sir...
Dean Werley, Col, USAF (Retired)
Dean Werley
February 27, 2011
Gen. Scott was definitely one of my boyhood heroes. Thru my teaching career, I tried to impress upon my students that true heroes don't make touchdowns or bounce a basketball. They put their lives on the line for their country, and for us. If you're looking for a role model, check THIS guy out! There might be some as good, but none better. R.I.P., Sir!
Lawrence Pilgram
February 27, 2011
Scotty Golf 2003
Dear Scotty - my hero and my friend - remembering you today especially (but you know I think of you everyday). It's my honor to be your Fan Club President - to handle YOUR emails and YOUR fan club. THANK YOU - for giving ME a purpose in life! :-) I love you!
January 20, 2011
Going to read Copilot again soon. Watched the movie last week. God bless God's copilot!
Chip Dobson
January 19, 2011
My Hero
Mike Pantera
January 18, 2011
May you rest in peace General Scott.

Gone but not forgotten!
December 6, 2008
Thinking of Scotty as I hang my airplane ornament on my Christmas tree; thought I'd stop by the Guest Book tonight. Such a wonderful tribute to Scotty to have his GuestBook maintained online - to keep him front and center always and as it should be. A great American, a hero, a friend to so many as evidenced as I re-read all these heartfelt entries. Thank you Ken Kraft for maintaining this on-line Guest Book for Scotty's family and all of Scotty's fans!
Marilynn Pantera
Midwest Chapter President
Robert L. Scott Fan Club Association
Marilynn Pantera
July 10, 2007
Dear family of General Scott. I have just recently discovered that the General was a distant cousin (4th) to my father. We are both descended from John Griffin, son of Michael Griffin, of Columbia County, GA. A daughter of John, named Villiers, married John Scott. They were great-great-grandparents of the General.

The General commanded the 36th Fighter-Bomber Wing in West Germany in the early 1950s. In 1954, the 1st Pilotless Bomber (Guided Missile) Squadron was assigned to that same Wing at Bitburg Air Force Base. I was a member of that Squadron.

I am currently reading "God Is My CoPilot" and hope to find a copy of the movie, which I did not see when it came out.


Ronald G. Griffin
Kure Beach, NC
Staff Sergeant, USAF (1951-1955)
Ronald Griffin
January 11, 2007
Please send me by E - Mail the mailing address of the Col. Scott Web Site so I can mail a letter that mentions Col. Scott.
Thank you !
George B. Thompson
January 8, 2007
What a Magnificent Performance Gen."Scotty"!
~D. Norris~
I would like to extend my extreme sympathy to the Scott family, to our Country, and particularly to those who did not have the opportunity to have met him.
Gen. "Scotty" is one of the strongest and most "well -preserved" men that I have ever had the privilege to be around.
He has played a most "daring role", whether in flight or at the golf course, and his impact as a model teacher of strength, loyalty, and consistency, has had an immeasurable effect on me, as well as many of my former students.
It is my personal belief that the phrase "His presence will be surely missed" is not one of validity, as I am convinced that Gen. Robert Scott will always be within each and every one of us forever.
"Someday We Will All Be Together" ~Praise The Lord~
May God Bless Him....
and "may we all return safely on each and every trip".
"God never gives us any test’s that we can not pass .... and God Is My Pilot" ~ D. Norris~
Donna Norris
July 10, 2006
As a longtime friend and neighbor on Lawton Avenue in Macon, GA, he became one of my role models. We had photos taken at his museum in the 1980s. We never forgot!
Mason "Lively" Armstrong
May 4, 2006
a great american
glenn morgan
March 31, 2006
I first met General Scott in a tattered and stained, broken back book at a used book sale in El Paso, Texas almost 40 years ago. That first generation copy of God is my Co-Pilot, with a well worn imprint of a P-40 on the cover was my first introduction to the General. I flew with General Scott over the ocean in the 17 and froze with him over the Hump...was anxious with him in combat and glad to feel the gear back on the soil...just as many of us have everytime we re-read his work.

My life has never been the same since meeting General Scott...everytime I hear a plane overhead, I have to stop and look. Everytime I get a chance to feel the thrill of lining up and pushing the throttle up and "loose the surley bonds", I think of him.

Thanks for sharing yourself. Thanks for inspiring me and so many with your simply stated courage and convictions.

America is richer because of General Scott but now poorer with his final departure.

I am sure that the General's final flight was CAVU, rock solid, good tailwind, and he was cleared straight in on final.

Good flight, General...thanks for flying!
Jeff Smith
March 30, 2006
I never had the opportunity to meet Robert Scott personally but strangely he probably had more impact on my life that some I have known my whole life. One of the first films that I can recall from my childhood was "God is my copilot" starring Dennis Morgan. As a boy I read Scotty's Book several times.I don't know at what moment it happened but this certainly ignited my lifelong interest in aviation. It would be more than twentyfive years later till I began flight training myself. Today I am a 3300 hr commercial pilot and part time writer and Bob Scott started it all.
David Keck
March 27, 2006
Hey Scotty its Marilynn. Today is Monday March 27, its been one month since you've been gone and I still can't find the words to write here. So I think I'll do what I have been and continue talking to you from my motorcycle while I'm on the road - thanks for watching over me & Mike. I love you Scotty!
Marilynn Pantera
March 25, 2006
Scotty is my hero. I always carried a copy of his books with me. I will miss him and I will never forget him or the legacy he leaves with us. Scotty is truly a hero and an inspiration to generations not yet born.
Mike Akey
March 21, 2006
Thank you General Scott and family for your dedication to this great Nation. I am humbled and inspired.
Richard Acosta
March 20, 2006
I would like to extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to General Scott's family and to his many friends and admirers on his passing.

God bless you General and thank you so much for your great service to your country. Millions just like me live in freedom today because of what you and your many comrades did for ALL of us!
Tom Lund
March 20, 2006
God Bless the Scott family
Paul McWilliams
March 20, 2006
I first became aware of Scotty after I saw the movie God is my copilot. After seeing this I purchased both the movie and the book which I have read several times. I found Scotty to be very inspiring and because of this I have quite a WWII collection of pictures, photographs, planes all of Scotty and the flying tigers. Scotty was a great man and will be sorly missed by all.
Rest in peace, Scotty.
Bill Connors
March 20, 2006
I was about nine years old when I first saw the movie, "God Is My Co-pilot." I still think it was one of the best war movies made, and I have a copy. I also have a copy of the book, which I've read many times over. Scotty's story urged me to get my pilot's license while I was still in high school and, in a way, affected the rest of my life.

Rest in peace,
Dave Larson
Dave Larson
March 20, 2006
I have been a admirer of General Scott since I saw "God is my Co-pilot" when it was first shown at a local theate. He is an outstanding role model and a gentleman I would have loved to shake hands with, had the opportunity availed. It is our inevitable loss, but we can be comforted in the knowledge that God has a special place for him and at the appointed time, his loved ones and friends will be greated by that wonderful warm smile in that wonderful land.
May God bless you all,
Charles A Wilson
March 20, 2006
I first knew of General Scott when I found a copy of his book "Boring a Hole in the Sky". The book was very helpful to me and I have great admiration for General Scott and the Greatest Generation.
Glenn Cummings
March 20, 2006
Dear Family of General Robert L Scott;
His was one of my Heroes from early
1944 when I first bought & read his book " God is my Co-Pilot. Indeed he is an American Hero.
He was an Eagle Scout among many other wonderful achiements.
General Robert L, Scott :
Born Into Time 1909

Born Into Eternity Feb.27,2006

Fondly remembered !
George B. Thompson
Churchville, Peanna.
George B. Thompson
March 20, 2006
General Scott, thank you for your service to our country those many years ago, and for your continued patriotism during your latter years. I was never fortunate enough to have met you, but feel I know you well after reading your books. God Bless.
Paul Nielsen
March 19, 2006
Scott family: in 1953 your Dad lived down the street from us in DC. He used to invite me to his house and show me all his models and tell me war stories. I sat on an elephant foot that was a stool. I was 11. I still have his books. Now I'm 64 and think that much more of him. All best, Nat Ward
nat ward
March 18, 2006
God bless General Scott. And may God bless the Scott family.

Thanks for the inspiration you gave to me as a child through your books. It helped guide me to be the man I have become. Thank you also for your service to our nation and the world. A true hero has been taken to the heavens.
Kenneth Nice USN - Retired
March 13, 2006
Thanks General Scott,
for your inspiration and your call to duty. You have left your memory instilled in all of us with your books and your life style. You are getting your utimate reward now while we remember your legacy. May your family and all of us continue your faith as you fly with your wife and your co-pilot forever!
Jim Hensley
March 12, 2006
Thank you for your service, your leadership and your courage. Thanks also for sharing your life via your literature.

Rest in great peace and eternal happiness Gen. Scott.
Bill Lynch
March 11, 2006
Dear Scott Family,
I had the honor of meeting Gen. Scott about 8 years ago, when I was about 9 yrs. old out at the Museum of Aviation at Warner Robins AFB. I feel privlaged to have met him. I am very sad to hear about his death. My sympathy goes out to your family.
Drew Davis
March 8, 2006
There is something about the loss of an American hero whether past or present that humbles me. What kind of man would risk his life for love of country? An extraordinary one.

Thank you General Scott from a grateful American.
Jane Miller
March 8, 2006
Farewell Scotty!
You are now flying higher then you ever did before.
Ace of Aces..
The Legendary Colonel of the Flying Tigers...
The one man Air Force...
Until we meet again, across the river.
Jack Thompson
March 7, 2006
My two brothers and I grew up in Macon around the corner from the Scotts. We were friends of "Scotty" and his family. In fact we were there when Scotty pulled his "parachute trick" with the umbrella.

My sympathy to his daughter, Robin, and his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
March 6, 2006
I first read "God is my Co-Pilot" as a 10year old growing up in Ireland. Scotty was a major force in my life. Thank you Scotty.
Grenville Abernethy
March 5, 2006
My wife, son and I had the pleasure of meeting Gen. Scott at the aviation museum in Warner Robins several years ago. We were all impressed by his personality and vigor at his 87 yrs age at that time. He excused himself as he 'had to get get home and mow his lawn"!

I pulled my 1967 copy of "God is My Co-pilot" from the shelf to re-read about this outstanding American hero!

To all students...his best advice, "learn for life, not for school".
Davis Gandees
March 4, 2006
We'll truly miss your smiling face. It won't be the same at the Museum without running into you, and cheering us all... Our true friend, in Warner Robins, Georgia
Debbie (Skinner) Simon
March 4, 2006
Scotty, You didn't change the direction of my life,you confirmed it with your writings. For that I will always be thankful. Happy Flying my friend.
Bill Wiesner
March 3, 2006
Robert Scott inspired more young men with a love of aviation and of country than can ever be counted. He truly "topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace." Now he has "touched the face of God." Requiescat in Pace.
James Donick
March 3, 2006
General Robert L. Scott was a Hero and a Great American. May you rest in peace.
Gary Sinyard
March 3, 2006
I was privileged to work with Gen. Scott many times at the museum, as a volunteer and as the first president of the M/Gen. Joseph A McNeil Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen Inc.. There's no doubt he was one of my greatest heroes, but I saw his real greatness in how he loved and gently mentored our children. He never failed to exhort them to study hard and persue their dream, and how they were the future of this great country. He completely changed my nephew's life, who has Aspergers Syndrome, just because he met him and had his picture taken with him, He knew "Scotty" from the movie, but never realized he was a living person until they met. Scotty gave him the courage to step outside his affliction and reach for his dream. He also made me a better person, just by knowing him. We've lost a great man and a great friend, but he left great footprints for others to follow. God speed Bob Scott, Safe flight and happy landings.
German Acree
March 2, 2006
Gen. R.L. Scott was one of my boyhood heroes along with the men of the AVG. They were my first heroes besides my father. I never met the general and wish I had. The world will not be the same without him. My deepest sympathies to the family. We have lost a great man.
Jerry Rowan
March 2, 2006
As he did with so many others, Scotty gave my wife and myself a couple hours of his life. A time we will always treasure. He charmed my wife, signed a first edition copy of God is my co-Pilot and and did everything he could to make our time with him a real treasure. This is the man who gave true meaning to the "been there, done that" phrase we hear so often. We are all better for having Scotty with us. With pride to be an American and eyes watering, we say goodby.
Ted Schumacher
March 2, 2006
To a Great American, "God is my co-pilot", is an all incompassing statement that helped shape numerous lives. I am saddened to lose such a hero, but feel blessed in having met another one of the Flying Tigers, who represent a group of individuals who overcame all odds to save another nation. God Bless you
Murray Miller
March 2, 2006
I never had the pleaseure of meeting General Scott but I own an original printing of "God is my Copilot". It was one of the first WWII histories I ever read and truely changed a path in my life. Thank you Gen. Scott for your goodness and service to our country.
Edwin Calkins
March 2, 2006
Dianne and I count it a wonderful honor and priviledge to have been able to meet General Scott. A truly great Patriot and American. We continue to be amazed at his strong commitment to doing the things important to him and his country. We all have lessons to learn from the life of Gen Robert L. Scott. General, Sir, we wish we could have known you longer.
Terry & Dianne Smith
March 2, 2006
General Scott was a great American and mentor to young and old alike. There is no man who more embodies the core values of the United States Air Force "Integrity First"
"Service Before Self" and Excellence in All We Do" than Gen Scott. He will be sorely missed by many but his many contributions will live on forever.
Paul Hibbitts
March 2, 2006
Like so many others I was thrilled beyond measure when I first met General Scott at the Museum. He was escorting a group of very distinguished looking men when I managed to catch his eye. He stopped what he was doing and, seeing the camera in my hand, asked one of the men he was with to take our picture together!
I wrote to him to thank him for his kindness and was surprised to receive a personal letter in response.
He was truly a gentleman and an American hero.
I heard him speak on another occasion and was greatly impressed with his great love for our country.
I have five of his books, some of which are difficult to find, and treasure above all a signed first edition of God is My Co-Pilot which General Scott signed for me personally on November 21, 2000. My deepest sympathy is extended to the General's family and caring friends all over the world.
We have lost a great man and a great inspiration.
Jim Hankins
March 2, 2006
A true Airman in every sense of the word - General Scott as an Icon of America has certainly "Crossed Into the Blue"

We will all miss him but remember his legacy our U S A F

LtCol, Retired, USAF
David E. Mize
March 2, 2006
How much of our freedom is a direct result of this great man? His dedication, determination and sacrifice ring true as an example to us all. I am grateful for him and all that he will forever represent.
Matt Shannon
March 1, 2006
I first saw the movie "God is my Go-Pilot" when I was 10 years old in 1964. My mother bought me an old paperback copy of "God is my co-Pilot". In 1988 I made my first visit to Warner Robbins, hoping to meet Robert Lee Scott. I did not get to meet him that time. In 2002 I stayed in Warner Robbins for 3 days, visiting the museum each day determined to meet Robert L Scott. He was very nice when I met him and he asked me where I was from. I told him Henderson, KY. He replied "I've got friends in that town. I would like to visit them someday. and when I do I want to be sure to see you too." I was fortunate enough to have my picture taken with him. I will always remember talking with Robert L Scott.
March 1, 2006
Gen. Scott was one of my boyhood heros along with the men of the "Flying Tigers". What an honor it was to meet him at the Museum of Aviation during several of the birthday celebrations for the 14th Air Force. I will treasure those moments and remember him as the outstanding leader he was. Thanks for all you and your men did to insure us freedom from tyranny.
Robert Bourlier
March 1, 2006
Meet you at the Pearly Gates brother. God Speed. Bless you for all you have done for our great country.
March 1, 2006
To your family and to you, Sir; you were an inspiration to me as a child, and later when I became a man.

Rest in peace. God bless.

Dan Berglund
March 1, 2006
From one veteran to another... Thank you
Brian Morrell
March 1, 2006
I first saw God is my co-pilot as a boy in VA.Beach VA.I have a copy of the book.He was my first hero.I'm now 73 yrs'old he still is.
May God hold him in the palm of his hand.
John L Lane
March 1, 2006
I am sorry for the loss of such a great man and great American. I only wish I could have met him, just to shake his hand and say "Thank You"! God bless to all of his family and friends.

Jeffrey P. Lane
Jeffrey Lane
March 1, 2006
I read his book at about age 11. He was my hero ever since. When I got a chance to actually shake his hand here in Warner Robins, I was speachless in awe. Gen Scott was a true American Hero and an insiration to so many of us.

Phillip D. Booth
LtCol, USAFR - Ret
Phil Booth
March 1, 2006
It was a great honor, privelge, and pleasure to have had several opportunities in my tours of duty at Robins AFB, Ga to work with General Scott on issues associated with the Museum of Aviation. He was a great friend, contributor, and tireless supporter of this wonderful museum of aviation.
God Bless Him, his family, and may his example inspire future Americans to service to our nation in his wonderful example.
Dwight L. Yarbrough Lt Col, USAF Retired
Dwight Yarbrough
March 1, 2006
I salute you sir for the job you and others had to do to save our beloved country. May GOD Bless you and family.
Charles M. Hornsby
March 1, 2006
Robert was my Great Uncle and I was very proud of his life and all of his accomplishments. He is a true hero to our country and what we stand for. I will miss him more then he knows but I know now I have my Co-Pilot watching over me. I love you Rob.
Dallas Goldsmith
March 1, 2006
Linda--How well I remember the time you brought your grandfather to West High School to speak to your fellow journalism students. It was really a pleasure to meet a man who was truly an American hero. God gave him a long life, and I know all of you are very proud of him.

It has been many years since I had you as a student. I hope that all is going well. I notice in the obits that you are still living in Bakersfield.

Bob A. Nestor
309 Crepe Myrtle Way
Greer, SC 29650
Bob Nestor
March 1, 2006
We have lost another hero. He did what had to be done when our country needed him the most.
George Otero
March 1, 2006
I thought Robert Scott was someone that I knew so I looked at the obiturary . He wasn't the Robert that I knew but what a truly awesome man this Robert was. As an American I would like to thank him for keeping our country free. We would not have the freedoms we have today without men like him. So sorry for the families loss but Robert is with his Lord from everything that I read about him.
Dianne Maixner
March 1, 2006
My friend Paul Stebelton spoke of General Scott and loved him like a brother, I wished I had the privilege to have met him, God Bless
General Scott, great American
March 1, 2006
General Scott: Your Legacy will live on forever, and your Spirit will guide the young men and women who follow in your contrail. Your devoition and dedication to Aerospace Education has been appreciated by the eitire AE community.
March 1, 2006
What an honor and a priviledge it was to know Scotty.
We lived just a block from his house and my granddaughter and I often saw and spoke to Scotty as he worked on his Bay Gull project, prior to the flood of 1994.
I also was blessed to be a volunter at the Mus of Aviation for many years.
General Scott was truely and American Hero.
Now he has the opportunity to meet his Co pilot that he wrote about.
SmSgt USAF Ret
Bob Turpin
March 1, 2006
Our country has lost one its last hero's
a soldier, a patroit, a pioneer
"Thanks for the memories, Scotty"
Mr. & Mrs. C.M. LaFavor
March 1, 2006
God bless you Scotty. The world will not be the same without you.
Your Friend,
David McILvain
March 1, 2006
What is there left to say? He said it all with the way that he lived. He was a man who truly loved his God, his Country, his family, his friends and his community. I consider it to be a great honor to have known Gen Scott. All of our lives have been blessed by knowing him. God Bless each memeber of the family and God Bless America.
Judy Sanders
March 1, 2006
General Scott has and always will be a hero to me. One of the greatest days of my life was Oct. 27th, 2000, when not only did I get to meet my hero, but I was able to honor him by Knighting him into the 'Order of Michael the Archangel', whom I am sure he must be in the presence of at this time. A true galant soldier and southern gentleman.......Scotty. Now, you truly "Own The Sky."
Dennis Wise
March 1, 2006
Our Hearts are with the Family and Friends,

Second Thimothy 4:7-- I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

I have fought the good fight. The figure is drawn from the Grecian games. Literally, "I have striven a good strife."

I have finished my course. Drawn from the games also. The race is run to the end.

I have kept the faith. In spite of every opposition and affliction he has remained true. How true, his who life shows.
Tom Arrowood
March 1, 2006
James Icke
March 1, 2006
I'm so very glad that I got to visit with the General just before Christmas 2005 when he signed my copy of "God Is My Co-Pilot". Go with God, Robert!
Robert B. Smith
February 28, 2006
General Scott was courageous soldier, a fascinating writer, and a great American whom I and many others have long admired.
Dave Jones
February 28, 2006
I hold you in my heart and send you love, knowing all too well your pain and loss. As John Magee wrote, "Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings".
Our dad's danced that dance so well and loved every minute of it. Now, as brothers united once again I can hear them both "talk story" and re-live the antics of their lives.
Proudly, we, their daughters and their family shall always honor their lessons in every day of our lives and thank them and all the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for "the American Girl... Democracy, Coca-Colas, Hamburgers, clean places to sleep and the American Way of Life".
Dixie Scott-Madden
February 28, 2006
I met the General at one of the first meetings of the American Fighter Aces and we became friends. I can't count the number of dinners and golf games we enjoyed together? The last game was at the celebration of his 95th birthday. I treasure the memories.
He was the number one of men in my book. From thousands of miles apart he influenced me daily. Thank you Sir! God Bless!
Clayton Kelly Gross
February 28, 2006
What a true American hero and legend! General Scott was and will continue to be an inspiration to myself and countless thousands of others who grew up loving aviation and aircraft(especially those with great big fans on the front).I know the Tigershark's eyes are misty today.
Barry Myers (SAC 8th AF 2nd BW)
February 28, 2006
Dear Robin,
When I recieved the news, I was so saddened. I wish I could have reached into my heart to tell you how much he meant to me. He spoke very often about you and his grandchildren. He used to drop me a line to tell me when he was coming out there for a visit.He loved you so much. God bless you, Dear Co- Pilot.
My love .
Lane Chisholm
February 28, 2006
BG Scott was and still is my boyhood hero. He was a great American and a true patriot. Ding Hao BG Scott! Regards, Bob Zabielski
Robert Zabielski
February 28, 2006
I visited again with General Scott last July.We had a wonderful conversation.His eyes flashed as bright as ever.I was honored to be in the presence of a True American Hero.He will be missed by all of us that knew him, but his legacy will live on in the pages of history and in the hearts and minds of all those that loved him.
Earl Eargle
February 28, 2006
I had the pleasure of knowing Gen Scott, and hearing him tell of so many of his exploits. He was one of America's National Treasures.
Curtis Carter
February 28, 2006
I saw "God is My Co-Pilot" when I was about 10 years old and subsequently read several of BG Scott's books. He was one of my aviation heros and inspired me to join the Navy and fly. I was in the Navy for 26 years and enjoyed every bit of it. I was fortunate enough to join the R. L. Scott fan club just last year and had a message passed to Scotty. Sorry to see you go, but you left quite a legacy. Rest in peace.
Captain Rob Leeds, USN (Ret)
February 28, 2006
Dear Robin and family:
In 1964, your father gave me the most treasured birthday present that a 14 year old could have wished for - a personal birthday letter that I cherish yet today. His writings instilled in me a deep sense of pride in this country which I have never lost. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow. Heaven has now gained what we have been blessed with for so many years and is surely the better for it.

God Bless,
John Maddaus
February 28, 2006
A great warrior. He will be missed by all. He gave his life to God, Country, and Family. God be with him always. He really is the Lord's co-pilot.
Larry Hall
February 28, 2006
He downplayed a lot of his exploits
and combat experiences but he was
the real "right stuff" deal.

I've read "God is my co-pilot"
on many occasions and the courage
that Gen. Scott showed WAS the stuff of legend. HE was all real.
February 28, 2006
I will continue to remember General Scott for his enthusiastic story telling, especially when he was courting his wife and the long distances he had to drive to be with her. Also for his boundless energy, at times jogging, even in his later years, to get to his destination. He was a joy to be with and a privilege to know. Sincere condolences to his family.
W, R. "Bud" Abbott
February 28, 2006
February 28, 2006
I did not know Gen. Scott but knew his sister Caroline. Caroline married my uncle, Charles Kane Hagan. If Gen. Scott was anything like his sister then he must have been a very good man. I lost track of Caroline (Scotty) several years ago. I guess she has passed away by now. She and Gen. Scott can share family stories now as I know they are together again. Gen. Scott, give Caroline a hug and a kiss for me.
Fred Hagan
February 28, 2006
Though words, however kind,
cannot esae the pain you bear,
May it bring a share of comfort
to know that others care.
Thinking of you with sympathy.
George Folsom
George Folsom
February 28, 2006
God Bless
Fred and Rhonda Spradley
February 28, 2006
Colonel - I refer to you as this rank because the first time I had any association was 54 years ago when I was being raised in Charlottesville, Virginia and I was 10 years old and read a book my mother had called "God Is My Co-Pilot" and a second book, the title of which I cannot recall. But reading your books inspired me into aviation (of which I would spend a career in Naval Aviation, unfortunately not as a pilot due to my eyesight, but enjoyable regardless) wife has a friend who she met last year who lives in Warner-Robins and as I was lamenting the passing of actors Darrin McGavin, Don Knotts and Dennis Weaver this past week, I heard on Paul Harvey this morning that, you, Colonel, had passed away at be honest, I was surprised (but glad) that you were still alive and I want to thank you for serving as a 'hero' to me with your 'Flying Tigers' and inspiring me to have an aviation career (nothing as dashing as yours, but nonetheless), I THANK YOU and you will be sorely missed.....Let's hope it is always VFR where you fly now. I salute you, sir!!! Chief Bill Bryan in Virginia
William Bryan AWC USN (Ret)
February 28, 2006
As a kid I was fascinated by General Robert L. Scott and his many exploits. He was my hero. Many years later I had the opportunity to meet Gen. Scott. It is not every day that a man can say that he got to meet a childhood hero. And he lived up to every expectation that I had of him as kid now that I had become an adult. Gen. Robert L. Scott will always and forever be my hero. You will be missed.
Steve Lockhart
February 28, 2006
What a sad day today is, to hear about General Scott's passing.
What a grand soldier, husband, father, grandfather and loyal citizen of Warner Robins and the Museum of Aviation, he was and will always be.
I remember the first time I met General Scott, we had brought my WWII dad, James Cox, to the museum and there stood General Scott. My dad used his only hand (he lost his right arm in WWII) to salute him. General Scott immediately snapped to attention and saluted dad back. They had a short chit chat about "who" really deserved the salute. Dad claiming it was the General, the General claiming it was dad's sacrifice that was more noble. To my husband Wayne and I, as we watched the interaction, we knew we were looking at the real heroes of the war. The men who fought for our right to speak the English language in a free country. The men who loved and adored their wives (so glad that George Fisher mentioned Catherine, "Kitty", the wife General Scott so loved, in his posting)and their children.
I tried to keep up with the General after my own father's passing, even though I did not personally know General Scott, I saw the same hero in him that I saw in my father.
General Scott, there are soldiers in heaven awaiting to salute you, and please say "hello" to a soldier who is standing in line, my dad, snapped to attention, smile upon his face, his hero has arrived.
Kitty LaFountain
Warner Robins, GA
Kitty LaFountain
February 28, 2006
I had the pleasure of meeting the general when he was visiting his daughter in Bakersfield. There were four of us plus his daughter and her husband and we talked and listened for well over 2 hours. What a true southern gentleman. We loved his stories and really enjoyed his intellect. I was sorry to see the evening end. I wish him peace and his family well as they treasure their memories of a wonderful person.
Arnold Johansen
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