1LT Malcolm Scott Baraibar
West Des Moines
First Lieutenant Malcolm Scott Baraibar, 31, died March 1, 2016. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines. Burial will be Monday, March 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, IA.
Scott was born October 8, 1984 in Oceanside, CA to Don and Raini Baraibar. He wrestled during high school in Storm Lake, and a time after graduation joined the military. On November 19, 2009 he commissioned as a US Army Infantry Officer. Scott served in the 1-168 Infantry Battalion as an Infantry Platoon Leader, a Mortar Platoon Leader, a Liaison Officer, and a Plans Officer. His military education included, Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course, Infantry Mortar Leader Course, Pathfinder Course and Maneuver Captain's Career Course. He served overseas in Afghanistan in 2010-11 where he was awarded a Bronze Star and a Combat Infantrymen Badge. Scott returned to Afghanistan as a private contractor, and continued his service commitment in the National Guard. In 2014 Scott was brought on active duty for the Iowa National Guard as a Plans Officer in preparation for a large joint training exercise. He had continued to serve in this role and was recently selected to take command of Alpha Company 1-168 IN.
Scott was dedicated to his work but in his free time enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and movies. He was working with his father-in-law to learn the art of farming. Scott was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Jamie; his parents, Don (Tracy) Baraibar; his sister, Angie (Dusty) Sanders; his in-laws, Gary (Krista) Harpenau and Joni (Josh) Breuer; his grandparents, Jacquelyn Baraibar and Harry Cook; nieces and nephews, Sunshine, Dylan, Quinten, Emily and Olivia; many aunts and uncles, cousins and other loving family members; and his military brothers and sisters who affectionately referred to him as Boo Boo. Scott was preceded in death by his mother, Raini Baraibar and grandparents, Antonia Baraibar and Fadra Cook.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for distribution to various charities in Scott's honor. Condolences may be expressed online at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com
Published by the Des Moines Register from Mar. 4 to Mar. 6, 2016.