SSgt (Ret.) Scott Roberts, USMC
Scott is from Harlingen, Texas and joined the Marine Corps on June 2, 2003, following the service of his grandfathers who served in the Navy and an uncle in the Army.
Scott went to boot camp in San Diego then went to school of infantry at Camp Pendleton. His first duty station was at Banger, Washington with the Marine Corps Security Force Company. He then PCSed to Twenty-Nine Palms, California with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines. In 2007, he went to Eglin Air Force Base for Explosive Ordinance (EOD) School and graduated in May 2008.
After graduation he was sent to Okinawa, Japan with the 3rd EOD Company from 2008-2010. Tours of Duty: Iraq 2006-2007, Iraq 2009, Afghanistan 2009-2010, Afghanistan Sept 2010-Nov 30, 2010,
Scott lost both legs above the knee after stepping on an IED while on a dismounted patrol on November 30, 2010. He was evacuated to Camp Bastion and then to Germany before arriving back at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Most of his surgeries were performed at Bethesda; and in January 2011, he was moved to Brooke Army Medical Center to continue his pain management treatment and was fitted for prosthetics. He, also, lost his index, ring, and pinky.
He is not able to do some things he enjoyed before his injuries, but it has forced him to try other things he never would have pre-injury. Routine daily tasks, like getting dressed, take a little longer to accomplish now.
His wife and soul-mate, Kelli, works as a recreation therapist for wounded service members. They love the Vintage Oak community and look forward to continuing their road to recovery. The have one son.