Scott Saboe, Willow Lake, South Dakota
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NGComets
N 44° 37.791 W 097° 38.337
14T E 607960 N 4942733
Quick Description: Honoring a local man killed in Iraq.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 5/29/2012 5:48:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMEGVF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
Located on Lincoln Street, just off SD Highway 28, this waymark is dedicated to Scott Saboe, local man who was killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

It is located in Veterans Park, near a memorial dedicated to local veterans.
Marker Name: CW2 Scott Saboe

Marker Type: Other

Marker Text:
CW2 Scott Saboe was assigned to Alpha Company, 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment. “The Commancheros” CW2 Saboe took great pride in being an Army aviator and an Assault Helicopter Pilot. His dedication and technical proficiency as a Warrant Officer and Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot allowed him to be selected for two of the toughest jobs in the battalion. Command Flight Lead and Night Vision Google Unit Trainer. As Command Flight Lead he was responsible for all technical planning and executions of all air assaults. As Flight Lead, it was his job to plan missions, fly lead helicopter, and lead the rest to achieve a perfect mission. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, CW2 Saboe was responsible for planning, advising, and executing majority of all flights in the company. A quiet young man of Willow Lake grew into one of the best Blackhawk Pilots of the 101st Airborne Division. He trained newly assigned and less experienced pilots. He was the backbone of the Unit’s skill level and mission success. He was the Pilot In Command and Flight Lead in the longest and largest air assault in the history of the United States Army. He trained all soldiers in the use of Night Vision Goggles. He was one of the best and will be missed by all who knew, loved, and flew with him. Scott’s first love was his son Dustin. For good luck, he flew with Dustin’s dinosaur, a picture of Dustin and himself, and a picture of his dad, Arlo, a Vietnam Veteran. Most of us go through our whole lives and don’t really accomplish anything and some of us only live to be 33 and we’re heroes. He died doing what he loved. Flying.


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